Friday, March 13, 2015



ADDRESS: N184 Swallow Dr. Stetsonville Township of Little Black Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:20 P.M. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice.

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM, Monday March 16, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford Chapel.

OFFICIATING: Dan Layhew, Funeral Director.

INTERMENT: Monday March 16, 2014, Stetsonville Public Cemetery, Stetsonville, WI

VISITATION: Monday March 16, 2014 from 1:00 PM until the time of service at 2:00 PM, Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, WI.

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 30, 1939, Medford, WI.

MARRIAGE: May 31, 1958 to Bonnie Ruth Lekie, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford, WI.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: John worked as a milk deliverer, paper deliverer and mink farmer for a period of time. He then worked for Fred Dahl at The Skelly Station. Jack and his wife Bonnie owned “J&B Mink Ranch.” He also worked at Weathershield and Tombstone Pizza in Medford for a period of time. John also worked as a security guard for J&J Security. After his retirement, he worked for the forestry at the campgrounds until he became ill. John enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, music festivals, traveling, mowing the lawn and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Bonnie Ruth (Lekie) Oleson of Stetsonville, WI.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Rondi (Ron) Hemmer of Owen, John (Dee Dee) Oleson of Medford, Scott (Gail) Oleson of Holloway, Shelly (Mark) Raatz of Stetsonville & Vicki (Randy) Wicks of Stetsonville.

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 15 Grandchildren: Travis Hemmer, Amber (Nate) Curtin, Tyler (Holly) Oleson, Shawna Oleson, Drogun Oleson, Taylor Oleson, Dakota Oleson, Christopher Oleson & Cori Oleson, Coleton Raatz & Kyle Neuman, Becca Peleschak, Kyle Cullen, Jeremy Cullen & Jacob Wicks
GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 6: Dominic, Allison, William, Erik, Autumn & Lily

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Glenn(Jackie) Oleson of Abbotsford, Linda Ryan of Milton, & Diane Cooper of Moscow, TX, Brother-in-laws: Vernon Brost of Medford, Don (Marty) Lekie of Stetsonville, Dick (Betti) Lekie of Medford, Dave (Lynette) Lekie of Las Vegas, NV.
John is further survived by many nieces, nephews and friends

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Parents, Sister: Myrna Brost, two sisters in infancy, and Brother-in-laws: Jerry Ryan & David Cooper


PALLBEARERS: Grandsons: Kyle Cullen, Jeremy Cullen, Jacob Wicks, Christopher Oleson, Cori Oleson, Coleton Raatz, Travis Hemmer, Drogun Oleson, Tyler Oleson.

OTHER INFORMATION: Memorial may be given to Jacks family, for designation at a later date.
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