Julia "Judy" N.
Jeske, 91, Stiles Jct., died peacefully Tuesday morning, May 14, 2013
at Sharpe Care surrounded by her loving family. She was born November
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 from high school, 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 February 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. Judy 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, the American
Bible Society, charter member of the Women in Arbor Society, the
American Conservative Union and Young Americans. Judy 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, Stiles Jct.;
Kathlynn Jeske, Tampa, FL; Guy (Robin) Jeske, Gwinn, MI; Gaye (David)
Pippins, Lake City, FL; Bruce Jeske, Stiles Jct.; Wade (Tina) Jeske,
Oconto Falls; Amy (William) Nichols, Castle Rock, CO; Linda (Thomas)
Witt, Stiles Jct.; 14 grandchildren, Nathan (Nicki) Jeske, Green Bay;
Patrick (Michelle) Jeske, Manistique, MI; Ariana (Christopher)
Occhipinti, Sparta, MI; Karla and Kacey Pippins, Tampa, FL; James,
Jacob and Janna Jeske, Oconto Falls; Stephanie (Matt) Sorenson, Melissa
and Carolyn Nichols, all of Castle Rock, CO; Jarod, Kathryn and
Madeline Witt, Stiles Jct.; six great grandchildren, Jonathan, Andrew
and Michael Jeske, Hannah, Riley and Emily Jeske; her faithful golden
retriever dog, Bucky, who brightened her and other resident spirits at
Sharpe Care by his daily visits; her 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
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ervin in 1998,
five brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be held 4-8pm Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Jones Funeral
Service in Oconto Falls. Visitation will continue after 10am Monday,
May 20, 2013 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.
The Jeske family would like to thank Judy's daughter-in-law, Audrey and
the entire staff at Sharpe Care for the excellent care and concern