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Obituaries for surnames beginning with the letter "J"
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JACKLE, Frank X.
JOHNSON, Dale Edward
JOHNSON, Jeanne Elaine
JOHNSON, Phyllis May
JONES, Clifford

JACKLE, Frank X.


Frank X. Jackle was born in Bavaria, Germany, March 16, 1843, and was at the time of his death in his 55th year.  He came to this country with his parents when eight years old, and grew to manhood at Chicago, Ill., and Beaver Dam, Wis.; at the latter place he married Miss Maria Lathrop nearly 34 years ago; from this union were born two sons and one daughter, Frank, Hawley and Allie (Mrs. Richardson)., who with his life companion, are left to mourn his loss.  He moved from Beaver Dam to Eau Claire and from there to Spooner, or Chandler, about 16 years ago, and two years later he moved his family here and built his present home.  He was one of the pioneers of this place and was for many years in the employ of the Omaha Ry. Co. as foreman car-repairer.

Deceased was an old soldier and served his country over three years; he inlisted in Co. A, 17th Reg. Wis. Vol., was a member of Eagle Post, G. A. R. of Eau Claire, also a charter member of the A. O. U. W. and I. O. O. F. lodges of this place.

Mr. Jackle took an active interest in all local matters, and occupied many offices of trust.  He was a kind and devoted husband and father.  A large circle of friends, as well as his family and relatives, mourn his loss.

His death occurred at his home here Jan. 11th, 1898, at 7 p.m.  Funeral services, under the auspices of the A. O. U. W. and I. O. O. F. lodges, were held at the family residence Jan. 13th at 1 o'clock, Rev. Geo Brown officiating.  The funeral procession was the largest ever seen here.

Mrs. F. X. Jackle and family wish to express, through this paper, their sincere thanks to the A. O. U. W. and I. O. O. F. lodges, to their neighbors and friends, and to the people generally, for the many kindnesses rendered, friendships shown and sympathies expressed during Mr. Jackle's sickness, and at his death and burial.  They are sincerely grateful.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Register, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 15 Jan 1898, page 1




Olaf J. Jenson, a member of the Spooner School district faculty from 1947 until his retirement in 1972, died Sunday at Spooner hospital at the age of 66 years.

Mr. Jenson was born at Marine-on-the-St. Croix, Minn. on April 2, 1907.

He graduated from Hudson High School and River Falls State Teachers College in 1933.  He was a member of their football team and on graduation served as athletic coach and taught mathematics and science in high schools in Pepin, Hayward, Colfax, Lake Benton in Minnesota and in 1947 came to Spooner, where he taught until retirement as head of the mathematics department.

In 1934 he married Aileen Fitzgerald of Hudson, who also retired in 1972 after years of teaching Social Sciences in Junior High School.

Mr. Jenson is survived by his wife, Aileen; one son, Michael of Los Angeles, Calif.; six sisters, Mrs. Anne Lester of Solon Springs, Mrs. Helen Bethel of Spooner, Mrs. Ruth Lund of Hudson, Mrs. Laura Kinney of Roberts, Mrs. Leila Christensen of Wessington, S. D., and Mrs. Jane Rasmussen of New Richmond; one brother, John Jenson of River Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no local services and the family requests no flowers.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 21 Feb 1974


JOHNSON, Agnes B. (nee NOWAK)

Mrs. Agnes B. Johnson, widow of the late Oliver S. Johnson, resident of Spooner for the past 62 years, passed away at Spooner Memorial hospital, Friday, January 5, after a brief ilness.  She was 80 years old.

Born Agnes Nowak in Grobald, Austria, on January 1, 1882, she came to this country at the age of seven with her parents, five brothers and sisters.  They settled in Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Mrs. Johnson lived there until she moved to Spooner in 1900.  She was united in marriage on July 24, 1902, to Oliver S. Johnson, who preceded her in death in 1953.  Six children were born to this union, two of whom preceded them in death.

She was a member of the Catholic Alter Society, Catholic Lady Foresters, Northwestern club and Degree of Honor.

The rosary was recited Sunday afternoon by the Foresters, and Rev. Michael Wesnewski led the parish rosary in the evening at the Dahl Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 8, at 10 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Catholic church.  John Stoehr, of St. Joseph's parish, Rice Lake, officiated at the Requiem Mass.  Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Palmer Ness, Ed Gershbach, Hugh Schlief, Harold Macho, Anton Perme and Ed Thibodeau.  Honorary pallbearers were Roy Appleman, William O'Connell and Guy Paulson.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by two sons, Amos, St. Paul, and Frank, Minneapolis; two daughters, Ferne (Mrs. Louis Rich), Spooner, and Charlotte (Mrs. James Lee) of Kansas City, Mo.; and 12 grandchildren.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 11 Jan 1962


JOHNSON, Dale Edward


Dale Edward Johnson, age 23, a resident of Wascott and a former resident of Spooner, died Friday, November 10, at Minong.

He was born on June 23, 1955, at Shell Lake.  he enlisted in the U. S. Army on May 2, 1975 and was honorably discharged on May 1, 1978.

January 3, 1976 he was united in marriage to Janis White at Downers Grove, ill.

One son, James, and one brother, Norman, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Janis; one son, Steven; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Johnson of Spooner; one sister, Mrs. Jack (Carol) Johnson of Edgerton; five brothers, Bernard of Beloit, Dean of Minong, Wayne of Spooner, Keith of Turner, Ore., and Carl of Wascott; also 13 nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held on Tuesday, November 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Dahl Funeral Home.  Fr. Robert Szyma officiated, with burial in Veterans Memorial Cemetery In Spooner.  Military rites were accorded at the grave.

Visitation was Monday evening at the Dahl Funeral Home.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 16 Nov 1978, page 8


JOHNSON, Emil (Charles Emil)


Emil Johnson, 89, a resident of Shell Lake and the Clam Lake area for the past 29 years, passed away at his home on November 5, following a short illness.

Funeral services were held from the Salem Lutheran church Monday, with Rev. Theo. Bjorkman of Rice Lake in charge. Burial was in the Shell Lake cemetery.

Surviving with the widow are five daughters, four sons, 13 grand children, one great-grandson, one brother and two sisters.  Mrs. Ed Carlson (Ethel) and Mrs. Elmer Stromberg (Darlene) both of this city are among the surviving children.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, Thursday, 17 Nov 1949, page 7


JOHNSON, Jeanne Elaine

Jeanne Elaine Johnson, seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Johnson, passed away from pneumonia and influenza at six o'clock on Wednesday night, Jan. 27, 1937, at the Sacred Heart hospital in Eau Claire where she was taken for treatment about eight days before her death.  She was taken ill about three weeks ago with what was first believed to be a mastoid.

Funeral services were conducted at the Salem Lutheran church on Sunday at 2 o'clock, Rev. C. D. Mattson officiating.  "The Old Rugged Cross," was sung by June Toftness and Glen Peterson.  The choir sang, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," and "Jesus Loves Me" sung by Jeanne's Sunday school class.

The pallbearers were Kenneth Hazelwood, Warren Hazelwood, Anton Roeser, Edwin Roeser, Theo. Christensen and Bud Huerth.

Jeanne Elaine was born at Rice Lake on Nov. 26, 1926.  She was a pupil of the second grade in Shell Lake schools and attended the Salem Lutheran church Sunday school.  Her sunny disposition won her many friends and her memory will long remain among those who knew her.  Her spiritual tendencies were predominant and always was a fine student in her religious studies which were her greatest comfort.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johnson of Barnum, Minn., were here to attend the funeral of their little niece.

The saddened home which was so happy by the presence of their cheery and sweet flower, now departed to Heavenly shores, has the sympathy of their many friends in this community in their great loss.

-Transcribed from the Washburn County Register, Shell Lake, Washburn Co., WI, 04 Feb 1937




Nellie Johnson was born on Dec. 27, 1865, in Clinton county, Michigan and there spent her youth. She was united in marriage to Converse M. Johnson on Jan. 19, 1881.  They resided at Venice, Mich., until the year 1900, when they moved to North Dakota, where they lived until 1918, when the family moved to Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada.  In 1924 they came to Spooner which has been the family home since.

Mrs. Johnson has been in failing health for many years and passed away suddenly on Monday, Jan. 3, 1944, at the age of 78 years, 7 days.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson celebrated their sixty-second wedding anniversary on Jan. 19, 1943.

She is survived by her husband C. M. Johnson, one daughter, Mrs. Florence Anderson, and two grandchildren all of Spooner.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 6, at 2 o'clock from the Wesleyan Methodist church.  Rev. I. J. Butcher will officiate.  Burial will be in Spooner cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 06 Jan 1944, page 5


JOHNSON, Phyllis May


Phyllis May Johnson was born in Trego on July 2, 1921, grew to womanhood and has resided there her entire life.

She graduated fro Spooner high school in 1940.

She was ill only two weeks when she unexpectedly passed away on Friday, May 11 (1951), at the age of 29 years, 10 months and nine days.

She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Johnson, and one sister, Emily, all of Trego; also one half-sister, Mrs. Ida Gordon, of Seattle, Wash., and three half-brothers, Nick of Superior, William of Humboldt, S. D., and Jack of Seattle, Wash., and many other relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 14, at 2 p.m. from Congregational church in Trego. Rev. J. P. Pennington officiated and burial took place in Earl Cemetery.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 17 May 1951


JONES, Clifford


Word was received here on Monday of the sudden death of Clifford Jones, 28, of LaFayette, Ind., that occurred there on that day, Mr. Jones only recently returned to his home after spending several months here recuperating from ill health.  Death came suddenly following a heart attack on Sunday.  he is survived by the young widow and infant son.  His parents, three brothers and grandmother also survive.

Mrs. Jones, the former Loretto Wittek of this city, who spent the winter here, left on Monday for Lafayette, whre funeral rites are pending.  She was accompanied there by Mabel Wittek.

-Transcribed from the Spooner Advocate, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, 23 May 1946, page 5



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