Obituary of Jeff Halko
Jeffrey “Jeff” John Halko, 66, of Whitewater passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Janesville.
Jeff was born on June 12, 1955 in Chicago to Michael and Marie (Arruda) Halko. He grew up in the Silver Lake area where he graduated from Wilmot High in 1974. Jeff forged lifelong friendships in his youth before leaving the area to hitchhike across the country with new found friend, Rikki, landing in Libertypole/The Gulch, before returning to California. He met and married Cynthia Lamb in 1982, operated his first window cleaning business, Spotless Window Cleaning, in Monterey. They moved their family to LaCrosse, WI where he owned and operated Sunshine Window Cleaning until 1998. Jeff relocated to Elkhorn, WI following his divorce and purchased Picture Perfect Window Cleaning. He soon met and married Colleen Eissens in 2002, who joined him in the window cleaning business.
Jeff loved his work and his customers. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed singing, playing guitar, dancing, golfing, scootering with his dogs, getting together and catching up with ‘ol friends, making new ones, good conversation and spending time with family. He enjoyed watching Badger football, basketball and Volleyball, as well as Packer football.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Colleen Eissens; his sisters Paula Kunz (Bill) and Laura Hart (Larry); his brother Larry Halko; his children Jacey (Lamb-Halko) Bubbers and Caleb Lamb-Halko; his grandchildren Tybalt Barbosa, Cianna Bubbers, Roman Bubbers, and Lannie Bubbers; his step-mother in-law Rose Eissens; his step-children Chloe Barbosa (Jessy), Skylar Gabel-Eissens and Sean Gabel-Eissens; his beloved proteges Joe Oachs, Ryan Boeck and Dave Boeck; his canine kids Simon and KiRa.
He is preceded in death by his parents Michael Halko and Marie Janks, his brother George Halko; his in-laws Alvin Eissens and Alice (Akker) Bolluyt.
Every day presents a new opportunity to choose joy, despite our sorrow. Please join us to celebrate the life of Jeff Halko and the joy he brought to our lives. Please bring your memories, ones that make you smile, laugh and feel blessed to have known a person so full of love, joy and playfulness.
The Celebration of life will take place from 1PM to 5PM on April 24, 2022 at Evergreen Country Club, N6246 US 12, Elkhorn, WI. An informal service will take place at 2PM, with light refreshments and socializing to follow.
Cards may be sent in c/o Picture Perfect, PO Box 112, Whitewater, WI 53190.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jeff Halko, please visit Tribute Store