Obit: Jeske, Edna Olive (1915 - 2008)

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Surnames: Jeske, Franklin, Ramthun, Kubisiak, Hanawalt, Bennett, Ruppert, Fenske, Brandt

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, WIs.) Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Jeske, Edna Olive (13 July 1915 - 25 May 2008)

Edna Olive Jeske, 92, passed away after a short illness on Sunday, May 25, 2008, at the Colonial Center in Colby, Wis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 29, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby, Wis. The Rev. Ben Franklin will officiate. Pallbearers will be Gary Nichter, Steve Ramthun, Richard Jeske, Charles Jeske, Jeffrey Lee and David Kubisiak. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in the town of Eau Pleine. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby and one hour before services on Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Edna was born July 13, 1915, in the town of Brighton, Marathon County, to Fred and Madge (Hanawalt) Bennett. She graduated from Unity High School. She married Albert W. Jeske on June 27, 1938, in Wausau. She was a hard-working farm wife. Edna did work out at various places such as the Owen Post office, Nekoosa Bank and Johnson Hill Department Store in Marshfield. Edna did sewing and craft work, was a TOPS Member, helped out on the election board in Nekoosa and volunteered her time and talents at the Wisconsin Rapids Hospital. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Edna is survived by her two sons, William (Arlene) Jeske of Independence and Robert (Ida) Jeske of Weyawega, seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Merton Bennett; and two sisters, Erva Ruppert of Colby and Florence Fenske of Abbotsford, Wis.

Preceding Edna in death were her parents, husband; brother, Ralph Bennett; and a half sister, Pansy Brandt.

Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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