THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Julie N. Jeske
Julia Judy N. Jeske, 91, Stiles Junction, died peacefully Tuesday morning, May 14 at Sharpe Care surrounded by her family. Born Nov. 15, 1921 in Potomac, IL, to Clinton and Edna (Henry) Judy, as a baby, she moved with her family to the Wausaukee area where her father could farm. The family eventually settled in the Marinette-Peshtigo area where she graduated from Peshtigo High School with the class of 1939. Following graduation, she attended Marinette Normal where she received her teaching certificate and went on to teach in rural elementary schools in Goodman and Laona. As a teacher, she made certain all her students had good handwriting skills.
On Feb. 9, 1948 she married Ervin H. Jeske in Iron Mountain, MI. Following their marriage, the couple settled in rural Oconto Falls where they raised their eight children, teaching them the value of family, a good education, a hard earned dollar, honesty being the best policy and service to country.
She was a member of the Lena United Methodist Church until it closed and was attending church in Oconto Falls. She was a longtime member of the Audubon Society, American Bible Society, charter member of the Women in Arbor Society, American Conservative Union and Young Americans. She was also a proud member of the NRA, The Patrick Henry Tea Party and other organizations that promote true American values. She will also be fondly remembered for her love of history, spectacular flower gardens and riding her 4-wheeler on the Jeske Timberlands well into her 80's.
Survivors are her eight children, Kirby (Audrey) Jeske, Bruce Jeske, Linda (Thomas) Witt, Stiles Junction; Kathlynn Jeske, Tampa, FL; Guy (Robin) Jeske, Gwinn, MI; Gaye (David) Pippins, Lake City, FL; Wade (Tina) Jeske, Oconto Falls; Amy (William) Nichols, Castle Rock, CO; 14 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lois Judy, Peshtigo; Mary Judy, Freemont; Merlin Schnell, Columbia, MO; Lillian Goddard, Coleman; Joyce and Paul Nesberg, Peshtigo; Walter and Alice Jeske, Green Bay; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ervin in 1998, five brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be held 4-8 pm Sunday, May 19 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls. Visitation will continue after 10 am Monday, May 20 at the Oconto Falls United Methodist Church until the time of service. Funeral services will be held 11am Monday at the church with Pastor Jerry Cho officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo.