Obit: John, Walter Fred (1926 - 2009)
Surnames: John, Meinke, Jordi, Schoenrock
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin) Saturday, 14 Feb. 2009
John, Walter Fred (3 Aug. 1926 - 13 Feb. 2009)
THORP -- Walter F. John, 82, of Thorp, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Oakbrook Health & Rehab in Thorp.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Thorp. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.
Walter Fred John was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Marengo, Ill., to John A. and Emma (Meinke) John. He was united in marriage to Jean D. Jordi on June 22, 1946, at United Methodist Church in Elgin, Ill.
They purchased a farm in 1973 in the town of Withee, rural Thorp, where Walter farmed until 1992, at which time the couple moved into the city of Thorp. He was also the grader operator for the town of Withee for many years, and drove school bus for Rosemeyers for 28 years.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, of Thorp; a son, Robert (Tina) John of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Penny (Dennis) Schoenrock of Iola; one grandson and two great-grandchildren.
Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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