Jack C. Cauley, 80, 2608 Custer Road, Custer, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Medical Center in Milwaukee.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church of Custer with the Rev. Robert Altmann, his cousin, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Boston Funeral Home. There will be an American Legion ritual at 6:30 p.m. and a rosary at 7 p.m.
Mr. Cauley was born May 15, 1919, in Custer, a son of the late William Jr. and Emma (Flateau) Cauley.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater in New Guinea, Papua and the Philippines. He entered service on Oct. 15, 1940, and was honorably discharged on June 28, 1945, at Fort Sheridan, Ill. He received the Distinguished Unit Badge, the Good Conduct Ribbon, the American Defense Service Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with three bronze battle stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one battle star and five Overseas Service Bars.
He was a cattle buyer in Portage County for 40 years.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Parish in Custer, American Legion Post 6 and Elks Club 641.
Survivors include three nieces, Sharon (Jim) Bannach, Donna (Peter) Christensen, Jean (Dennis) Bernhardt; one nephew, James (Linda) Cauley; and a sister-in-law, Lelah Cauley.
He was also preceded in death by a twin sister, Rose Marie Cauley, and three brothers, Donald, Thomas and Nevin.