Selected Obituaries

from Adams County and Area Newspapers




JACKSON, Andrew Andrew Jackson, d. 1874 Source: Adams County Press, April 18, 1874 Page 3 Order for Hearing Proof of Will...Adams County Court in Probate, in the matters of the last will and testament of Andrew Jackson, deceased...of the town of Easton, in the county of Adams, State of Wisconsin, and also the accompanying petition of Edgar Jackson, representing among other things, that said Andrew Jackson died testate, at Easton, Adams county, Wisconsin, on the 6th day of March, 1874... JACOBS, Arville Arville Jacobs, d. 1969 Source: the Adams County Times Jan. 2, 1969 Page 1 Surnames: Jacobs, Wood Funeral services for Arville Jacobs, 85, who resided at the Nursing Care Unit of Adams County Memorial Hospital, were held Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Roseberry's Funeral Home, at 1 p.m.Rev. Ambrose Bandow officiated and Interment was made at Westfield. Pallbearers were Ralph Jacobs, Ronald Wood, Robert Jacobs, Dean Jacobs, William Jacobs and Henry Jacobs. Mrs. Jacobs passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, of the complications of old age. She was a member of OES, Quincy Chapter. She was born April 10, 1883. She married Charles Jacobs in 1906 in Hancock. One son was born to this union. Mr. Jacobs passed away in 1948. Survivors are one son, Odell Jacobs, Oshkosh; 2 granchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. JACOBS, Henry S. Henry S. Jacobs, d. 2001 Source: the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Wed. March 21, 2001 Page 13 Section B Surnames: Capobianco, Forster, Foster, Gregouire, Heine, Hoffman, McFarlin, Madden, Michalek Henry Stewart Jacobs, Sr,. age 86, of the Town of Richfield, Adams County, died Sunday, March 18, 2001, six days after his 86th birthday, in the Evergreen Retirement Community, Oshkosh, following complications of a stroke in April of last year.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, in South Burr Oak Methodist Church, Coloma, with Pastor Steve Miller and Rev. Leonard Capobiance officiating. Interment will be in the South Burr Oak Cemetery. The Grand Marsh Snider-Richardson American Legion Post # 173, Adams VFW Post #6279 and American Legion Red Cloud Post 250 will provide military graveside rites.Henry was born March 12, 1915 to Lois McFarlin and William Adam Jacobs, Sr., in their town of Lincoln farm home, Adams County.Henry was raised on the farm, attended the Pilot Knob School and graduated from Adams-Friendship High School in 1933. After high school, he apprenticed for further farm education with Warren Elliott.Henry and Eugenia Irene Jost were married on March 14, 1942. They shared nearly 55 years together. Henry entered the Army for active service on Sept. 18, 1942. His training in the Army covered many areas, including advanced mechanical work, which he used throughout his life to repair and maintain the equipment he used in farming.On Dec. 25, 1944, he was transferred overseas for active duty as a Technician Fifth Grade, Infantry in the WWII assault crossing of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers across central Germany. During that time he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service.Henry was discharged from the Army on Dec. 11, 1945. He returned to his wife, Eugenia, and young son, Henry Jr., to their farm in the Town of Richfield where he actively farmed until the age of 85. Henry and Eugenia worked closely together in every aspect of farming. He used his many mechanical and management skills to resume dairy farming, to resume doing custom work for his neighbors, and to perform a wide varity of trucking activities-most notably hauling area cattle weekly to the Equity Auction Market in Ripon.Henry and Eugenia had two children, Henry S. (Linda) Jacobs, Jr., of Westfield, and Lois Jacobs (Leonard) Capobianco of Omro. For over 30 years, Ron Foster has been a special family member considered to be another son and friend.Over their years on the farm together, Henry and Eugenia opened their home to many teenagers who worked on the farm during the summer or throughout the school year, giving them the opportunity to learn the value of a sound work ethic and a Christian home.When Henry and Eugenia "retired" by selling the dairy herd and the trucking business, they continued full-time farming raising Holstein heifers. After Eugenia's death in 1997, Henry continued active full time farming until April 2000.Henry was very active in many community organizations. He was well known in Adams County and throughout Wisconsin as a man of integrity and honor. All who knew him did not question his fairness and honesty. He served on the Colburn, Lincoln and Richfield School Board for five years and on Adams-Friendship area School Board for 18 years; he was recognized in 1977 by the school distict for 23 years of continuous service.He served on the Adams County Jury Commission and was recognized for 24 years of service in 1997. e received recognittion from the Adams County Farm Bureau in 1996 for his many years of service and membership. He was awarded the Honorary Chapter Farmer designation from the Future Farmers of America. He was recognized in 1983 as one of the "Friends of 4-H" In 1990 he was recognized by the Central Wisconsin Livestock Show for his many years of involvement and service to the youth of the area. Also in 1990 he was recognized by the Ripon Equity Fox Valley Auction Market for nearly 50 years of service. He was an active member of the Snider-Richardson Legion Post 273, serving as Post Commander and Chaplin.Along with Eugenia, Henry was a deeply dedicated and active member of the South Burr Oak United Methodist Church his entire life.Henry was an avid oral historian with a remarkable ability to recall detail about people, their families, and their locations, often spanning several generations.Henry was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Eugenia Irene Jost Jacobs, on Jan. 3, 1997, as well as his parents, William and Lois Jacobs; his youngest brother, Robert Jacobs; his sister-in-law, Joyce Johnson Jacobs; his special friend and cousin, Darwin McFarlin; and a nephew, Freeman Foster.Survivors include his son, Henry S. (Linda) Jacobs, Jr., of Westfield; his daughter, Lois Jacobs (Leonard) Capobianco of Omro; Ron Forester of Coloma; his brother, William A. Jacobs, Jr., now living in Texas; sisters-in-law, Mary Ruth (Donald) Hoffman Jacobs Heine of St. James City, Fla., and Waleta Jost (Marion) Foster of Harvey, Ark.; cousins, Dean (Lillian) Jacobs of Blue Springs, Mo. Agnes McFarlin and her daughter, Jerilin (Peter) Gregouire of Oxford; nephews, William A (Mina) Jacobs III of Anchorage, Alaska, Timothy Jacobs of Minneapolis, Minn., and Glenn Foster of Harvey, Ark.; nieces, Kathleen (Robert) Michalek of Lakeville, Minn., JoEllen (T0m) Madden of Liberty, Mo., and Suzanne (William) Taylor of Woodland, Texas; many great nieces, great nephews and friends. Visitation will be in Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory, Friendship, on Friday, March 23, from 5-8 p.m. at the South Burr Oak Church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m.In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. JACOBSON, Henry Henry Jacobson, d. 1904 Source: the Adams County Press [Friendship, Adams County, Wisconsin], Saturday Feb. 6, 1904 Surname: Christensen, Hilleboe, Jacobson Henry Jacobson, brother of Architect J. C. Jacobson, died Wednesday morning as the result of an horrible accident of which he was a victim Tuesday morning.Mr. Jacobson was employed as a carpenter at the mill of the Consolidated Water, Power, & Paper Company, and was at work in the basement of the machine room early Tuesday morning...when he reached the beater room of the mill he fell into a tank filled with about 4 feet of boiling water. Dr's Rockwell and Keyes were called and he was removed to Rockwell's Hospital where everything possible was done to relieve his sufferings and save his life. He was conscious up until midnight Tuesday night, he then slept until a few minutes before his death. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at one o'clock from the residence of J. C. Jacobson and at the M. E. church at 2 p.m. Rev. A. J. Anderson of Marshfield, assisted by Rev. W. A. Peterson and Rev. John Gronfeldt will officiate. The body will be interred in Forest Hill Cemetery. Henry Jacobson was born at Strong's Prairie, Adams County, Wisconsin, Dec. 6, 187_. He had been in this city about a year and during this time through his industrious habits and genial disposition had gained a number of friends. His last thought before he died was for the welfare of others: "Have they put a fence around the tank?" A most pathetic incident in connection with this death is that Mr. Jacobson was engaged to be married to Miss Volber Christensen of Pittsville, February 14. His last words to her were, "If it is God's will that I shall live, I am glad; if it is not God's will, then I am ready to go." He is survived by a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Christian Jacobson of Arkdale, Adams County, and eight brothers and three sisters, J. C., C. C., and Martin C. Jacobson of this city; Jacob Jacobson of West Hope, North Dakota; Theodore, Conrad, Edwin, Benjamin and Lydia of Arkdale; and Mrs. P. S. Hilleboe and Miss Mary Jacobson of Bottineau, North Dakota. [apparently reprinted from the Grand Rapids Reporter] JANDA, Milo J. Milo J. Janda, d. 2000 From the Adams County Times & Friendship Reporter, Wednesday Dec 27, 2000, Section B, Page 9 Surnames: Boettcher, Braun, Factor, Janda, McIntosh, Smalley Milo Joseph Janda, age 85 of Wisconsin Dells, died Wednesday Dec 20th, at home, following a long illness. Funeral services were Tuesday Dec 26th at Roseberry's Funeral Home, Friendship, with Rev. Dennis Stanchik officiating. Interment was in the Plainville cemetery, Town of Dell Prairie. Military rites were conducted graveside by the Adams VFW Post 6279, American Legion Red Cloud Post 250 and the Snider-Richardson American Legion Post 273 of Grand Marsh. Milo was born March 25, 1915 in Minesota, the son of Albert and Emma (Factor) Janda. He married Esther Braun in Minnesota on June 16, 1934. Milo was a steel worker for Buchyrus-Erie Co. in Milwaukee, retiring in 1977, when he and his wife moved to the Wisconsin Dells area.Survivors include: his wife, Esther Janda of Wisconsin Dells; sons, Richard (Joanne) Janda, Wayne (Annetta) Janda, Michael Janda and Albert (Shirley) Janda; daughters, Joan Smalley and Susan (Michael) McIntosh; and a sister, Delores Boettcher. JARANDBY, Chris A. Chris A. Jarandby, d. 1888 Source: the Adams County Press, Saturday March 17, 1888, Page 4 Surname: Jarandby, Kamnetz Perished in the NightAdams county has contributed another life as the result of the whiskey traffic at Necedah. A few months ago it was Ferdinand Kamnetz; this time it is Chris. A. Jarandby. As we have been able to gather the details attending Jarandby's death, they appear to be these: He visited Necedah last Saturday, and while there drank heavily. Sometime in the evening, in an intoxicated condition he started to go home. One report says he was accompanied by someone until after he had crossed the Pete-en-Well bridge over the Wisconsin River, and until he was within sight of his own home. However that may be, he never reached home alive.His not reaching home Saturday night caused no uneasiness in the family, as he is said to have often remained absent. Sunday morning, however, some of the family noticed a dark looking object lying on the marsh quite a distance from the house. Little attention was paid to it at first, but later in the day some of the children went fown to see what it was. They found their father there, lying on his back upon the snow, with his legs drawn up and his hands locked under the back of his head--dead. He had evidently left the road, attempted to make his way across lots, and apparently overcome by the liquor he had drank, had lain down sometime during the night and perished where he was found. Jarandby, aside from his drinking habit, was a very good man, and possessed considerable property. He leaves a widow and several children. JAROLIM, William William JAROLIM, d. 1968 Surname: DIMITT, KRAL, MATUNA, ONDERACKA, SOJKA, WICKSTANDFrom the Adams County Times Thur. April 4, 1968 P1William Jarolim, 70, a retired commercial artist who came here from Chicago about four years ago, died Thur. March 28, at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.Funeral services were scheduled for 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Roseberry's Funeral Home, the Rev. Carmen Thronon officiating. Burial followed in Mount Repose Cemetery.Mr. Jarolim came here from Czechoslovakia where he was born June 2, 1897. He married Charlotte Sojka in 1918 in Chicago.Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Janet Onderacka, Park Forest, Ill.; Mrs. Camilla Wickstrand, Homewood, Ill.; and Mrs. Charlotte Dimitt, Chicago, two sisters, Mrs. Vlasta Matuna and Mrs. Jennie Kral, both of Adams, and three grandchildren. JEFFERSON, George George Jefferson, d. 1912 Source: the Adams County Press, Saturday February 24, 1912, Page 1 Surnames: Dawes, Jefferson, Kane George Jefferson was born near St. Mary's, Perth county, Canada, July 11, 1848. He came with his parents to Adams county, Wis., when six years of age and resided in the neighborhood where they first located. Dec. 3rd, 1871, he was united in marriage to Miss Leila Kane. They took up their residence in the town of Monroe and during their forty years of life together lived on the farm where they first settled. They were blessed with four daughters, one of whom died in infancy. Those living are: Mrs. Ina Dawes, Mrs. Lena Dawes and Miss Alice Jefferson. Deceased leaves besides these children and his widow, two brothers, two sisters and numerous other relatives to mourn his departure. He had suffered with ill health for many years and for the two months preceding his death he suffered intensely. He passed away at 2:30 a.m. Feb. 15th, 1912. Mr. Jefferson was a kind and affectionate husband and father. As a neighbor he was courteous and obliging, and as a friend, true and unwavering. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Monroe Center church and interment was made in the cemetery at that place. Rev. S. S. Forrest of Hancock officated and the Barnum Choir sang. A large concourse of friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. The church was filled and some were obliged to remain outside for lack of room. JEFFERSON, John John Jefferson, d. 1903 Source: the Adams County Press, Dec 5, 1903, Page 5 Column 4 Surnames: Goffe, Hans, Jefferson, Kane John Jefferson was born in Scotland, March 5, 1841. When a child he went to Canada, later moving to the State of Wisconsin and settling in Adams county, where he resided until his death. He was married in 1869 to Marilda Kane, who survives her husband. Eight children were born to this union, of which seven are living, one, Minnie, dying in infancy. Those living are, Henry E., John H., G. Fred, Robert B., Eugene, Emma A. and Mrs. Rena Goffe of Twin Valley. He also leaves to mourn his loss three brothers, two sisters and three grandchildren, all of which were with him, except one sister, Mrs. Nellie Hans, of Dakota. His death is also mourned by a large number of other relatives and friends. Mr. Jefferson was a man highly respected by all of his acquaintances. His death is deeply felt throughout the whole community. He died in the Christian faith and among his last words he said, all was at peace with him and his God. The family has the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral services were held at the house Sunday morning at 10:30, Rev. C. A. Sitser officiating, the interment being in the Monroe Center cemetery. JEFFERSON Marilda Kane Marilda Jefferson, d. 1938 Surnames: Jefferson, Kane Abstracted from the Daily Tribune (Wisc. Rapids, Wisconsin), Monday October 17, 1938 MRS M. JEFFERSON, PIONEER ADAMS CO. RESIDENT BURIED Funeral services were held Sunday at the Monroe Center church for Mrs. Marilda Jefferson, 90, a pioneer resident of Adams county, who died on Thursday, oct 13, at the farm home in the town of Monroe where she had lived since 1868. Rev. C. A. O'Neill of Nekoosa officiated and burial was in Spring Creek cemetery. Marilda Kane was born at Evansville, Wis., on September 24, 1848, to John and Loranah Kane. After the death of her father the family moved to the Town of Monroe, Adams county. She married John Jefferson on November 24, 1868. Eight children were born to this union, Minnie dying in infancy and Henry about 13 years ago. Since the death of Mr. Jefferson the sons have managed the farm. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rena Goffe of Friendship and Mrs Emma McFarlin of New Chester and four sons, John of Monroe Center, Fred of Dilworth, Minn., Bert of Friendship and Eugene of Monroe Center, 29 grandchildren and eight grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews. JENNINGS Jay Jay Jennings, d. 1897 Source: From the Adams County Press, Saturday August 21, 1897, Page 4 Column 2 Surnames: Jennings, Kingston Jay Jennings, aged 12 years, son of Dr. Jay Jennings, of Necedah, fell from a boom into the river while fishing last Monday, and drowned. The body was recovered. The boy was a grandson of Hon. J. T. Kingston of Mauston. JENSEN, Baby Thomas Jr. Baby Thomas Jensen, d. 1923 Source: the Friendship Reporter, Thursday September 27, 1923 Page 4 Surname: Jensen Baby Thomas Jensen, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jensen of Arkdale, was born Saturday, September 22nd, and died Sunday afternoon. The remains were laid to rest in the Arkdale cemetery, Monday afternoon. JENSEN, Mrs. Alfred Surnames: Allen, Jensen From the Adams County Press, 11 March 1911, Page 5 Mrs. Alfred Jensen of Big Flats, died Saturday evening at the home of her son, George Allen, in Stevens Point after suffering intensely with gallstones. Mr. and Mrs. Jensen were married last Thanksgiving day at Waupaca and had but recently moved to their home in Big Flats. Her health being poor she decided to return to the home of her parents in Waupaca for a time, and left here Friday evening, accompanied by her husband. On reaching Stevens Point they went to the home of her brother where she became much worse, passing away as above stated. Funeral services were held at Waupaca Tuesday afternoon. She was 29 years old. --Hancock News JENSEN, Mrs. Hannah Surnames: Ellis, Graham, Henriksen, Jensen, Johnson, Jorgenson, Koenecke, Ostby, Steen, Warshauer, Zellmer Abstracted from the Adams County Times, Thursday Feb. 2, 1967, Page 1 (not the complete obit due to copyright restrictions) Mrs. John Jensen, Arkdale, died Sunday Jan. 22, 1967 at the Adams County Memorial Hospital. Hannah Metha Jensen was born in Arkdale Nov. 6, 1882 to Jorgan and Anstine Jorgenson Johnson and was married to Martin John Jensen March 27, 1909 in Arkdale. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Irene Zellmer; a brother, William Henriksen; three sisters, Mrs. marie Steen; Mrs. Ida Ellis and Mrs. Ethel Koenecke. Funeral services were held Wednesday Jan. 25 at Arkdale Trinity Lutheran church. Burial was in Henriksen cemetery, Arkdale. Pallbearers were Raymond Henriksen, Sr., Henry Ostby, Dr. John Ellis, Harold Henriksen, William Graham Jr., and Rodger Warshauer. JENSON, William William Jenson, d. 1968 Source: the Adams County Times Thur. April 4, 1968 P1 Surnames: Anderson, Jenson William H. Jenson, 66, San Bernardino, Calif. died Saturday, March 16, at a San Bernardino hospital. He was a native of Wisconsin and resident of San Bernardino 42 years. He was a farm supervisor of Patton State Hospital. Survivors are his widow, Edna, and a son, William E., San Bernardino; a sister, Mrs. (Earl) Freida Anderson, Friendship, and three grandchildren.Services were 2 p.m. Monday, Bobbitt Memorial Chapel; burial was in Mt. View Cemetery. JOHNSON Dorothy Dorothy (Bell) Johnson, 1822 - 1898 Source: the Adams County Press, Saturday August 6, 1898, Page 5 Column 4 Plainville News Column Surnames: Bell, Johnson Mrs. Dorothy Johnson, a much respected old lady, died at her home at Olin, Monday evening July 26, 1898. Mrs. Johnson was sick only a few days, and her death came unexpectedly. The deceased performed truly and nobly the work left her, and was ever ready with a mother's hand to help in the time of need or trouble. Dorothy Bell was born August 22, 1822, in the state of Kentucky, and was married to Clarkson Johnson in 1843, in Indiana, where they lived several years. In 1853 they moved to Columbia county, in Wisconsin, and in 1862 moved to Adams county, where she lived to the time of her death. Her husband died several years ago. She leaves to mourn her death, two daughters in Michigan, one daughter in Dakota, one son in Washington, one daughter and three sons in this place. The funeral was held at the home Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Verran of Kilbourn, officiating. JOHNSON Laura L. Laura L. JOHNSON, d. 1882 Surname: JOHNSON Source: Adams Co Press, April 15, 1882, P4C3DIED--JOHNSON--At Olin, Adams county, Wisconsin, of measles, Laura L., daughter of Clarkson and Dorothea JOHNSON, aged twenty-eight years. JOHNSON, Aileen Aileen Johnson, d. 2001 Abstracted from the Daily Tribune [Wisconsin Rapids-Wood Co-WI], August 1, 2001(not the complete obit) Surnames: Faehnel, Haugen, Hughes, Johnson, Simonson, Skoglund Aileen J. Johnson, 74, of Grand Marsh, died Monday, July 30, 2001 at the Hess Memorial Hospital, Mauston. Funeral services will be held at Saturday at Roseberry's Funeral Home & Crematory in Friendship. Interment will be in the Townline Cemetery, town of Springville, Adams County. Aileen was born June 6, 1927, in Viking, Minn., to Alfred and Gladys (Skoglund) Simonson. She married Arland N. Johnson on Nov. 24, 1943, in Viking. They moved to the Grand Marsh area in 1983. Survivors include her husband, Arland; one son, Timothy W. (Carol) Johnson; two daughters, Gail (Wayne) Hughes, and Renee (Ronald) Faehnel; one brother, Jerome (Marge) Simonson; one sister, Mary Ann (Andrew) Haugen; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. JOHNSON, Clara Surnames: JOHNSON, YOCUM Source: Adams Co Press, June 1, 1878 Died, at La Crosse, May 22d, Mrs. Clara JOHNSON, wife of J. J. JOHNSON and daughter of Rev. E. YOCUM, formerly of Point Bluff. JOHNSON, Clarkson Clarkson Johnson, d. 1888 From the Adams County Press, September 29, 1888, Page 4 Column 2 Clarkson Johnson, of Springville, in this county, died at his home in that town on Monday of last week, Sept. 17, at the age of 67 years. Mr. JOHNSON was a member of Company K of the 38th regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers in the late War of the Rebellion. His constitution at that time was hardly equal to the strain put upon it by the xposure incident to the service in a climate to which he was wholly unused, and as a result he was sick in hospital for a considerable time; but when able to do service, no one responded to the call of duty more cheerfully and promptly. A good, brave man has gone over to the other side, to join the ever increasing ranks of the heroic dead. JOHNSON, Myrtle H. Myrtle Johnson, d. 2001 Surnames: Buskiewic, Hallberg, Larson, Moore, Olson Source: the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Feb. 8, 2001 Section B page 11 Surnames: Buskiewic, Hallberg, Larson, Moore, Olson Myrtle Hildegard Johnson, age 78, of Friendship, formerly of Mauston, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001 at home following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 4p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Assembly of God Church, Adams, and at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in Fred C. Olson Funeral Home, 1001 2nd Ave., Rockford, Ill. Rev. Gary Olson will officiate. Interment will be in the Scandinavian Cemetery, Rockford, Ill. Myrtle was born Feb. 16, 1922 in Rockford, the daughter of Gustaf and Ellen (Larson) Hallberg. Her home church is Salem Lutheran Church in Rockford. She graduated from Rockford High School in 1940 and worked at Mechanics Universal Joint in Rockford from 1940 to 1950. Myrtle met Douglas Johnson in Rockford and they were married in the family home on Oct. 28, 1950. They made this their home until 1977. In 1978 they moved to Mauston, where she became a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church and of the Wis. Dells Chapter of the sons of Norway. She delivered meals on wheels, volunteered at Mauston Thrift Shop and made visitation to shut-ins. Her hobbies were gardening, cooking, knitting and traveling. She especially enjoyed making lefse every year for Christmas. She enjoyed 50 years with her family and had a full life spending most of her time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents, Gustaf and Ellen, and a sister, Pearl V. Johnson, of Rockford. Survivors include: her husband, Douglas W. Johnson of Friendship; a son, Douglas L. (Kathleen) Johnson of Laramie, Wyo.; a daughter, Barbara (Rev. Gary) Olson of Friendship; a brother, Oscar Hallberg of Rockford; grandchildren Justin and Jacob Olson of Friendship, Brett, Jimmy, John and Bobby Buszkiewic, and Sean Moore. Also surviving are 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorials given in Myrtle's memory will be distributed by the family to the churches listed above. Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory, Friendship, is assisting the family. Picture included with obit. JOHNSON, Willard Willard Johnson, d. 1969 Source: the Adams County Times Jan. 16, 1969 Page 1 Surnames: Applebee, Johnson, Runnels Willard Johnson, 51, Rt. 2, Hancock, passed away suddenly on his birthday, Friday, Jan. 3, 1969 of a heart attack at his home. Willard Francis Johnson was born Jan. 3, 1918, the son of Maude E. and Fred F. Johnson. He married Daphene M. Runnels June 18, 1939, at Arkdale. To this union were born four children. Surviving are three daughters, Joan (Johnson) Applebee, Dora Rae and Wendy Renee Johnson; his father, Fred F. Johnson; three brothers, Raymond V., Viet Nam, Lloyd C., Wis. Rapids, and Harold M., Hancock; 2 grandchildren; 17 nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were an infant son, Wilfred Ray, and his mother, Maude E. Johnson. Funeral services were held Mon. Jan. 6, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Adams, with Rev. Carmen Thronson officiating. Burial was made in Mt. Repose. JONES Lilla A. Lilla Atwood Jones, d. 1898 Surnames: Atwood, Jones, Mitchell Source: the Adams County Press, Saturday April 2, 1898, Page 5 Column 3 Surnames: Atwood, Jones, Mitchell The announcement last Sunday evening of the death of Mrs. Lilla A. Jones, wife of our well-known hardware merchant, N. M. Jones of this place, which occurred at noon on that day at the home of her uncle, Dr. Robert Mitchell, in Portage, though not unexpected, cast a deep gloom over the entire community in Friendship, where she had so long resided and greatly endeared herself by her gentle ways and lovely womanly character. Mrs. Jones had been an invalid for years. Last December she went to Portage to visit the family of her uncle. A few days after her arrival there she was prostrated by an attack of heart trouble. She recovered somewhat, and was able to be about the most of the time until three or four weeks ago, when the adverse change came that confined her to her bed until time ended and the glories of eternity opened to embrace her gentle spirit. At 8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning brief services were conducted at the Mitchell residence; then the funeral cortege moved to Briggsville where it arrived at 11 o'clock. The services at Briggsville were held at the M. E. Church and were conducted by Rev. James Bain, who delivered an appreciative and excellent discourse. Lilla A Atwood was born March 24, 1830, in Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont. She was a daughter of Darwin and Lydia Atwood and came to Wisconsin with her parents when she was one year of age, the family settling in Briggsville, where they lived until about 1856. That year they moved to Trempealeau, returning to Briggsville in 1868. She was married to Norman M. Jones January 14, 1875. Mr. and Mrs. Jones moved to Jackson, Adams county, residing there eight years after which they moved to Friendship where they have since resided. Mrs. Jones was a member of the Congregational church. She will be greatly missed in this community. JONES Mathilda Mathilda Jones, d. 1903 Source: the Adams County Press, Saturday January 3, 1903, Page 4 Column 2 Surnames: Edawrds, Jones Mrs. Matilda Jones, wife of Norman Jones, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of Jackson, died at their home in that town last Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. She had been sick for a little more than a week, her illness commencing with la grippe and terminating in neuralgia of the stomach and heart failure. Mrs. Jones had been a resident of the town of Jackson for more than forty years, and her many gentle, womanly qualities had endeared her to a large circle of friends extending far beyond the confines of her home town. Mrs. Jones was the mother of five children--two daughters and three sons--Ella, who died some years ago, Nellie, wife of Dr. Edwards of Reedsburg, Wisc., Dr. Asa Jones of Hillsboro, Wisc., Dr. Frank Jones of Oxford, Wisc., and Will Jones residing on the old homestead in Jackson. To these children and Mr. Jones, in the beautiful life gone out, comes a loss that knows no compensation, but the memory of the life she lived, her high ideals and noble purposes will remain with them on earth, guiding them ever heavenward. Funeral services will be held at the family home in Jackson at 10 o'clock on Friday morning. JONES, Antoinette Bruska Antoinette Bruska Jones, d. 2000 From the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter, Wednesday Dec 27, 2000, Section B, Page 10 Bruska, Jones, Zubaty Antoinette Bruska Jones, age 87, died Friday Dec 15th, in Blake Hospital, Bradenton, Florida. Funeral services were Friday Dec 22, 2000 at Roseberry's Funeral Home, Friendship, with Rev. Dennis Stanchik officiating. Interment was in St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery, Friendship. Antoinette was born in Savanna, Illinois, to Louis G. and Mary R. (Zubaty) Bruska. She graduated from Harrison High School in Chicago and received her teaching certificate from Stevens Point Normal, which later became the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Antoinette taught grade school for 37 years in Adams County, teaching all eight grades at New Chester School. The last sixteen years of teaching was at the Castle Rock School. Antoinette was a charter member of the National Education Association.She married Irvin Jones in 1973 and retired in 1974 to Bradenton, Florida. Irvin preceded her in death in 1980. One brother, Robert L. Bruska, of Bradenton, survives Antoinette along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. JONES, Chester Chester Jones, d. 1904 Source: the Adams County Press, Saturday August 13, 1904, Page 4 Surnames: Jones, Osborn, Seaman, Spaulding, Williams Chester Jones of Kilbourn, formerly of the town of Jackson, Adams County, died at Mercy Hospital, Chicago, Thursday night August 4th, from the effects of an operation performed for neuralgia. Mr. Jones was born at Rockingham, Vermont, March 21, 1823, where his youth and young manhood were passed. In 1848 he was united in marriage to Miss Olive E. Williams of Groton, Massachusetts, and soon after they came west and settled in Rock county, Wisconsin. In 1850, Mr. Jones came to Adams county, and settled on a farm in the town of Jackson, which has since been known as the Jones homestead. To Mr. and Mrs. Jones two sons were born, Norman M., of this place, who survives his father, and Homer, who died at the age of thirteen years. Mrs. Jones died in 1851. On March 15, 1853, Mr. Jones was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Spaulding of Pelham, New Hampshire. Of this union one child was born, Cora E., now Mrs. W. J. Osborn, who resides on the old homestead. Mrs. Jones died December 15, 1884, and Mr. Jones remined on the old homestead until his marriage on September 13, 1891, to Mrs. Louise S. Seaman of Packwaukee, Wisconsin, when he removed to Kilbourn, where he has since resided until his death. For fifty years Mr. Jones was a member of the church at Oxford, New Chester and Kilbourn. Of his, it can be said, that it was a consistent, earnest Christian life, "a living epistle, known and read of all men"... the thought of his life seemed to be "Not to be ministered unto, but to Minister". For nine years previous to his decease, he had been a sufferer from neuralgia. Operations and remedies helped but little. A few weeks ago he went to Chicago and underwent an operation in hopes of getting relief, but never recovered from the operation. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at the old home in the Town of Jackson, by Reverend F. N. Dexter, the interment was in Oxford cemetery. JONES, Mercy Mercy Jones, d. 1898 Surnames: Jones, Streeter Source: the Adams County Press, Saturday April 14, 1888, Page 4 Mrs. Mercy Jones, aged 88 years, 1 month and 9 days, died in the Town of New Chester, Adams county, Wisconsin, on March 31, 1888. She was born February 22, 1800 in the town of Westmoreland, New Hampshire, and her maiden name was Mercy Streeter. At the age of about 18 years, she was married to Asa H. Jones of Rockingham, Vermont. Here they began the family life; here were born to them ten children, eight of whom are yet living and seven of whom were at her funeral. Here, too, the children began the Christian life--God's word was fundamental in this family's life and his blessing was sought morning and evening at the family altar. In 1851 they came to this county and settled on what was then known as Indian Lands. Here they worked and worshipped for a few years, when the husband and father was called to go over the dark river, leaving the wife and mother to make the last thirty years of earth's pilgramage alone. All that the most tender, filial love could do, was done to sooth her grieved heart. Her children rise up and call her blessed--Proverbs 31:28. On Monday, April 2nd, we gathered for the funeral and burial of Grandmother Jones. Of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, thirty-five were there to take the last look. After a brief but tender service, conducted by her pastor, Rev. P.R. Staples, we laid her mortal body beside that of her husband to await the resurrection of the last day. JORDAN, Mrs. Violet Mrs. Violet Jordan, d. 1968 Source: the Adams County Times Thur. April 4, 1968 Page 1 Surnames: Bernard, Berlin, Jordan, Ramsey, Ringner, Stevens, Wilson Mrs. Violet Jordan, Adams, succumbed Friday, March 29, at about 5 p.m. at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, following a heart attack about a week ago. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 31, at 1 p.m. at the Roseberry's Funeral Home, with Rev. Wendell Bennetts officiating. Interment was made in Mt. Repose cemetery. Mrs. Jordan was born in Adams County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson. Sam Stevens whom she married in 1899, preceded her in death. William Jordan, whom she married in 1921, died in 1936. Seven children survive; Mrs. Mable Bernard, Chicago; Mrs. Eva Ramsey, Belvidere, Ill.; Mrs. Thelma Ringner, Berlin; Elmer Stevens, Rockford, Ill.; Freeman Stevens, Chicago; Sam Stevens, Berwyn, Ill.; Raymond Jordan, Duluth, Minn.; also 23 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. JOYAL Lydia Lydia Joyal, d. 1898 Surname: Joya; Source: the Adams County Press, Saturday March 12, 1898, Page 4 Column 4 Surname: Joyal The funeral of aunt Lydia JOYAL was held at the White Creek Church last Friday. She was 88 years old. Elder Robinson, of Adams Center, preached the sermon. Her remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband in the White Creek Cemetery. JUMP, Doris M. Doris Jump, d. 2000 Source: the Adams County Times & Friendship Reporter, Wednesday Dec 20, 2000, Section B, Page 11 Surnames: Ackerson, Jump, Klick, Nash, Severson Doris Mae Jump, age 75, of Hancock, died Wednesday Dec 13th at Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids, following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec 16, 2000 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Big Flats. Rev. Harley Frye officiated, with interment in the Niebull Cemetery, Town of Big Flats. Doris was born April 13, 1925, in Mikana, Wisconsin, the daughter of Floyd and Lillian Ackerson. She married Ralph W. Jump on May 10, 1952 in Eau Claire. The couple moved to Milwaukee where Doris worked as a clerk for A & P Grocery Store, retiring in 1965. Following her husband's retirement they moved to the Town of Colburn in Adams County. Doris was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Big Flats, Ladies Auxiliary of the Hancock and Coloma American Legion Post No. 343 and Central Country Music Association. Survivors include her husband, Ralph W. Jump, Hancock; two sons, Albert (Mariann) Nash, Jr., Rudolph, Wisconsin and Bruce (Diane) Jump, Eau Claire; two sisters, June Klick of Janesville and Gladys Severson, South Bend, Indiana; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Her parents and a daughter, Judy, who died Sept 17, 1996, preceded her in death. Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory in Friendship assisted the family with arrangements. JUMP, Ralph Warner Ralph Jump, d. 2001 Source: the Daily Tribune [Wisc. Rapids-Wood-WI], Monday June 11, 2001 P5A Surnames: Hill, Jump, Nash Ralph Warner Jump, 75, Adams, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, Friendship. Services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, with internment at the Niebull Cemetery, both in Big Flats. Born Nov. 1, 1925, in Colfax, Wis., he was the son of Frank and Bessie (Hill) Jump. Ralph played steel guitar for country-western bands and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Friends may call at Roseberry's Funeral Home & Crematory, Friendship, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday.Survivors include sons Albert (Mary Ann) Nash, Rudolph, and Bruce (Diane) Jump, Eau Claire; 16 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
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