Obit: Jochimsen, Minnie (Neeck) (1887 - 1970?)

Contact: Linda Mertens

Surnames: Jochimsen, Neeck, Zank, Kohler, Strebig

----Source - Anna Johnson’s Scrapbook

Minnie, Jochimsen (13 December 1887 - 1970?)

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Immanuel Lutheran church for Mrs. John Jochimsen, 83, of Medford, a Taylor County teacher for 45 years, who died Sunday morning at Memorial Hospital, Medford, after being a patient for 11 months.

The Rev. Marvin Zank, pastor, will officiate and burial will be made in Evergreen cemetery, Medford. Visitations may be made at the Ruesch Funeral Home from today (Tuesday) until noon on Wednesday and then at the church.

The former Minnie Neeck was born Dec. 13, 1887 in the town of Little Black and had lived here all of her life. She attended area schools, Taylor County Normal, and Stevens Point Teacher’s College.

She was married Sept 10, 1941, in Medford, to John Jochimsen, who preceded her in death in July of 1942.

Mrs. Jochimsen completed 45 years of teaching in Taylor County schools and retired in 1959, at which time she was honored at a special ceremony in the Medford Municipal Auditorium. In 1954 she was honored at “Teacher’s Recognition Day” at the Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee, receiving a certificate for meritorious service signed by former Wisconsin Governor, Walter J. Kohler.

During the 45 years of teaching, 36 years were in rural schools and nine years were in multiple room schools. Mrs. Jochimsen kept up with the standards of education which have continually increased since 1904 and at no time did she teach as a “permit” teacher.

Survivors include one son, Ray Jochimsen, Tioga, N. D.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Samuel Neeck, Park Falls, and Gilbert Neeck, Chicago; and one sister, Mrs. Richard Strebig, Medford.



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