Obit: Jari, Joseph R. Jr. (1936 - 2009)
Poster: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Barker, Jari, Makovec, Row, Ruesch, Willger, Ziegler
----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor County, Wisconsin) Thursday,
October 22, 2009, Online Edition
Jari, Joseph R. Jr. (May 22, 1936 - October 16, 2009)
Joseph "Joe" R. Jari Jr., 73, Medford, died Friday, Oct. 16 at Memorial Nursing Home in Medford, where he had resided the past year.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 25 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church
in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger officiating. Cremainal inurnment will
take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery with full military honors performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team.
Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service.
Joseph Jari was born May 22, 1936 in Medford to the late Joseph M. and Augusta M. (Makovec) Jari.
He attended Cloverdale Elementary School and was a graduate of Medford High
School. He served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958 and worked as
a mechanic while stationed in Guam.
In 1958 in California, he married Lou Ann Ruesch, and they later divorced.
He worked for the City of Medford Utility Department for about 10 years,
then for 4's Glass, which is now Weather Shield, as a general laborer and then as a truck driver. He also drove truck for Supreme Veal Feed of Dorchester for 10 years, then drove truck for Bauer's in Medford for a couple of years, and also worked at Eggert's Service Station in Medford.
During retirement he worked part-time security for Phillips Plastics in Medford.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the NRA. He enjoyed
hunting, fishing, the outdoors and going for rides.
Survivors include two sons, Bernard of Medford and Kevin of Wausau; three
brothers, James (Lois), Matt (Carole) and Robert (Laverne), all of Medford;
three sisters, Marie Jari and Josephine Ziegler, both of Medford and Marge
(Robert) Barker of Rockford, Ill.; half-sister, Barbara Jari of Rothschild; two grandchildren, Kendra (Jed) Row of Osseo and Kalen Jari of Wausau; and
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to his family to be designated at
a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.hemerfuneralservice.com
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