Jessie Mae #2 (1919 - 2006)
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Surnames: Foemmel, Lueneburg, Asplin, Mills, Hubing, Foemmel, Schlinsog, Kueh, Hazelwood, Ure, Ulesich, Bolen, Ragle, Mueller, Genteman
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) April 25, 2006
Foemmel, Jessie Mae (20 Jan. 1919 - 23 April 2006)
Jessie M. Foemmel
NEILLSVILLE -- Surrounded by her family, Jessie Mae Foemmel, 87, of Neillsville went to her heavenly home April 23, 2006. She had been a patient at the Memorial Medical Center.
Funeral services for Jessie will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2006, at the Zion Lutheran Pine Valley Church, Neillsville, Wis. The Rev. Keith Lueneburg will officiate. Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Granton.
Visitations will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Gesche Funeral Home and also one hour prior to service Saturday at the church.
Jessie was born Jan. 20, 1919, in Christie, the sixth child of Claude and Charlottie (Asplin) Mills. After graduating from Neillsville High School, she worked for Dr. Wink in Granton. While living in Granton, she met her beloved husband, Alfred Foemmel. They were united in marriage the first of June 1941 at Zion Lutheran Church in Granton.
The couple spent the majority of their married life raising their three children on the family farm in the town of York, Neillsville, Wis. After retiring from the family farm in 1969, they moved to Marshfield. There Jessie started her second career as a nurse's aide at the convalescent center. In 1970, they moved back to Neillsville to purchase and manage the Moraine Motel. After Alfred's death, Jessie sold the motel. Over the next 16 years she was a nurse's aide at the Neillsville Memorial Nursing Home. Jessie had a profound empathy for the elderly. She spent most of her life living and working in the Neillsville area, which she considered to be her home.
Jessie was a member of Pine Valley Lutheran Church, Neillsville, where she was actively involved in the Women's ELCA group. She enjoyed many interests throughout her life: 4-H and Sunday School leader while her children were growing, member and officer of Neillsville Senior Citizen Center, traveling internationally and nationally with friends. Her passion for helping others was eminent as she volunteered copious hours at the Neillsville Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop and was a devoted treasurer for many years. She also enjoyed playing cards with friends and family.
Jessie's Christian faith was steadfast. Psalm 27 had a special meaning and guided her throughout her life. She shared God's word and love with those around her. She treasured the love and support of her family and returned that love to all of them.
Those left to cherish Jessie's memory are her children, Carol (Wendell) Hubing of Granton, Wayne (Shirley) Foemmel of Carmichael, Calif., and Roger (Judy) Foemmel of Neillsville, Wis. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Scott (Margaret) Schlinsog, Granton, Londa (Dennis) Kueh, Neillsville, Steve Hubing, Granton, Katherine Hazelwood, Racine, Dan Ure, Neillsville, Robin Ulesich-Foemmel, Sacramento, Calif., Eric Foemmel, Los Angeles, Rich (Lisa) Bolen, Black River Falls, Christina Ragle, Spokane, Wash., and Jennifer (Nate) Mueller, Marshfield.
She is further survived by one sister, Lura Genteman, Chili, and 23 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred (1971); her parents; five brothers and one sister.
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