Friday, November 19, 2010



AGE: 81

ADDRESS: W4679 Brink Avenue Medford Town of Browning Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:40 A.M. Friday, November 19 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 months.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 22 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 7:30 P.M. Rosary Service and also from 9:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. Tuesday, November 23 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 25, 1929 in the Town of Deer Creek

EDUCATION: Attended Cloverdale School in the Town of Browning

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: September 17, 1960 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to John G. Ziegler and he preceded her in death on December 19, 1999.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school Josephine moved to Florida where she babysat for around 1 year. She then moved back to the Medford area and was a housekeeper for Holy Rosary Rectory and also for the Morgan Peterson family. After there marriage, she and her husband farmed in the Town of Browning for many years. She also babysat for a period of time. Josephine was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and canning. She enjoyed listening to polka music, playing BINGO, 500 Rummy and trips to the casino. Josephine also enjoyed taking rides in the country, traveling and visiting family and friends.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford and the Holy Rosary Council of Catholic Women

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 4 Daughters: Kathy Ziegler of Medford, Patricia (Glenn) Schmidt of Westland, Mich., Diane Gerum of Medford and Linda (Kent) Murphy of Apison, Tenn.

CHILDREN DECEASED: 1 Grandson: Alex Ziegler in 1993

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 8 Grandchildren: Chad Ziegler of Winona, Minn., Megan (Derrick) Krueger of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Nathan Gerum of Wausau, Melissa and Christopher Schmidt both of Westland, Michigan, Amber Gerum of Medford, Shawn and Autumn Murphy both of Apison, Tenn.

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 3 Brothers: Robert (LaVerne) Jari, Matt (Carole) Jari and James (Lois) Jari all of Medford
Sister: Margaret (Bob) Barker of Rockford, IL
Half Sister: Barbara Jari of Rothschild
Step Sister-In-Law: LaVerne Grzegorek of Medford
Also survived by several Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends

1 Brother: Joseph Jari Jr.
Twin Sisters Delores and Dorothy in infancy
Step-Brother: Joseph Grzegorek Jr.
DECEASED FATHER: Joseph M. Jari Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Augusta Makovec

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Amber Gerum, Shawn and Autumn Rose Murphy and Megan Krueger
Active: Chuck McWilliams, Chad Ziegler, Nathan Gerum, Christopher and Melissa Schmidt, Mike, Daniel and Ben Jari

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Josephine’s name to the Holy Rosary Building Fund or for Mass Intentions 215 S. Washington Avenue Medford, Wisconsin 54451
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