Jonathan D. Luepke

Jonathan D. Luepke, 51, died unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Jon was born to Richard and Phyllis Luepke on Jan. 14, 1968, in Milwaukee. He grew up and attended St. Paul Lutheran School in Bonduel. He attended Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Green Bay and graduated from Vermillion Community College in Ely, Minnesota, with an applied science degree in 1988. Jon began his career with the U.S. Forest Service immediately following graduation and continued with it until the present time as a timber sales administrator. During his lifetime, he was also a wildland firefighter and assisted across the U.S. and Canada fighting many wildfires. He truly enjoyed his career.

Jon married his ex-wife, Janel Crooks, in 1993, and they had two children, Cassie Crooks-Luepke and Quinn Luepke. Jon moved with Kristi Keach from Chatham, Michigan, to Three Lakes in 2012.

Jon enjoyed being in nature, hunting, fishing and especially talking and laughing with his children, family and his many friends.

Survivors include the loves of his life, his children, Cassie Crooks-Luepke, of Oregon, and Quinn Luepke, of Washington; his parents, Richard and Phyllis Luepke, of Ewen, Michigan; sister, Jamie Wehrs of Mosinee; brother, Jeff (wife Kelly), of Green Bay; nephews and nieces, Seth and Nina Wehrs, of Wausau, and Hannah and Zachary Luepke, of Green Bay.

A celebration of life visitation will be held at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, 304 E. Division St., Eagle River, on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 1-4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the Wildland Firefighter Foundation online at or Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran High School at 1311 S. Robinson Ave., Green Bay, WI 54311.

Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River. Online condolences may be expressed at