Missionary Dies Suddenly in Wisconsin

Contributed By R. Scott Lloyd, Church News staff writer

  • 8 May 2017

Elder Jeremy McCauley, 19, of Payson, Utah, was serving as an LDS missionary in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission when he died of unknown causes overnight on Friday, May 5, 2017. Photo courtesy McCauley family.

A missionary serving in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission has died suddenly from unknown causes.

Elder Jeremy McCauley, 19, of Payson, Utah, was serving as an LDS missionary in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission when he died of unknown causes overnight on Friday, May 5, 2017. Photo courtesy McCauley family.

Elder Jeremy McCauley, 19, from Payson, Utah, died during the night between Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6.

He had been serving since November 2016, according to a statement from Church spokesman Eric Hawkins, who added, “We mourn with his family and loved ones and pray that they may be comforted as they deal with this tragic loss.”

Hawkins provided this statement from Elder McCauley’s parents, Scott and Marni McCauley: “Our family is so very sad at the passing of our dear son. We have been so pleased with his service as a missionary and for his love and dedication to Jesus Christ, and we know that we will be with him again as a family forever, which is the essence of the beautiful message he was so excited to share with the people of Wisconsin.”