Wednesday, November 30, 2011



ADDRESS: Villa St. Claire, Neenah, WI; A former Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: November 28, 2011 at Neenah, WI

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 10 at the United Church of Christ, Medford where there will also be military rites performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Rev. Cathy Hinman

PLACE OF BURIAL: Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION AT: the United Church of Christ, Medford from 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, December 10

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 4, 1922 at Herbster, WI

EDUCATION: Herbster, WI elementary and high schools; graduate of UW-River Falls

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: March 9, 1946 at River Falls, WI to Margeret “Marge” Carlsen and she preceded him in death April 16, 2007 after 63 years of marriage

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: US Army Veteran of WWII. After the service, he finished his education and entered the teaching profession as an Agriculture teacher first in Dorchester and then Medford for 38 years. He coached high school curling and had a couple of excellent teams who placed 1st at the state meet. He was president of the Taylor Co. youth fair for about 35 years. He was involved with Trees for Tomorrow, the Town & Country Breakfast, the livestock show & sale, and many activities with the FFA & FHA. Hugo had the utmost respect for the farming community and was proud to be part of it. He especially loved the farm visits and talking to the farm families. As busy as he was, he made time for his family, keeping Sundays as family day. Hugo was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting, fishing, especially fly fishing, organizing activities and getting involved.

MEMBER OF: The United Church of Christ, Medford where he was a past council and choir member; Medford American Legion Club

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Duane DeJong, Anchorage, Alaska & Kay “Katie” (Jon) St. John of Neenah, WI
Granddaughter – Sonja St. John-Pearsoll of Summerville, SC

CHILDREN DECEASED: grandson – SPC Jon St. John II in 2007

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Brother-Maynard DeJong; Sisters – Dorothy Burkland & Daisy Isaksson


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the family for a future designation
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