Earl “Jay” Halleck

Earl, better known as Jay, Jason Halleck, age 58, died on January 23, 2021 unexpectedly at his home in Austin, MN.

He was born to Earl and Rosemary (Nelson) Halleck on June 23, 1962 in St. Louis Park, MN. He graduated from Waseca High School in 1981. He went on to complete a degree as an Electrical Linemen at Rosemont Community College in Rosemont, MN. He began his career at Owatonna Public Utilities, before making his home in Austin MN. He worked at Austin Public Utilities until his death.

Jay was known as “The KING of the Knuckle Ball Pitch” in his years of playing softball.  He also enjoyed throwing darts and playing golf.  He will be missed by his family, friends, and co-workers.

Jason was survived by his siblings, Michael (Lonnie) Halleck of Austin, TX, Terri Halleck of Mankato MN, Lissa Halleck of North Mankato MN, Bradley (Terry) Halleck of Eagle Lake MN, and Matthew (Tracy) Halleck of Rochester MN. Also, by nieces and nephews, Sean, Shelley, Dylan, Cecelia, Lexi Halleck; Nathan, Adam Strand; Nicole Rowan.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memories and condolences of Jay may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com

10 thoughts on “Earl “Jay” Halleck

  1. I was deeply saddened to hear of Jay’s passing. I worked with Jay for a number of years in the AU Electric Dept. When he arrived from Owatonna he was assigned to the “digger” truck that I operated, and it didn’t take long for me to see that his dry wit (and mine) would make for a good working relationship. He was a very knowledgeable lineman and I trusted working with him – and having trust was essential in our line of work.
    My sincere sympathy to the entire Halleck Family.

  2. Shocked and saddened to hear about this. Played a lot of years of softball with Jay. I don’t remember the knuckle ball, but I do remember him hitting a ball down the right field line for an inside-the-park, bases-loaded home run – a grand slam.

  3. Thoughts & prayers to his family, I’ll miss him opening the gate for me when I left the office in the evenings.

  4. Sad news to hear about Jay passing away. We grew up and went to high school together. If Jay was there I was usually close by. We spent a lot of time together and shared some memorable and hilarious times. I will never forget those good old times I had with Jay. My condolences to all of the Halleck family.

  5. Thank you all for the kind words. Jay was a wonderful man who enriched the lives of people who cared about him and those he cared about. I have great memories of him as a young child, running around pretending he’s the Incredible Hulk or Frankenstein. He was a fun kid, always smiling and making things fun. I have some great memories of childhood; my siblings, (Mike, Lissa, Brad, Jay and Matt) are part of them all; we easily amused ourselves. Jay was a huge fan of Science Fiction, especially Doc Savage. I remember mom hunting for the books he didn’t have. We generally had to hunt for them in “old” book stores as they didn’t published them “way back then”; I’m sure he had them all. Watching Jay grow up was a privilege; he and my brother Matt, evolved from, the babies, rugrats, (sometime, just plain ole’ brats); boys and the fine men they are today. Losing Jay is the hardest death I have ever experienced; all the question I continually ask myself. My sister Lissa said it best, “Mom gets to see him again”. I know his battle is over, and he is in a much better place, his spirit will remain forever and ever in my heart. We will meet again. Thank you God for your help in the last leg of his journey ♥️♥️

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