Obit: Jakel, Bernard Charles (1914 - 2009) 

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Jakel, Wachsmuth, French, Douglas 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 2 Sept. 2009 

Jakel, Bernard Charles (25 Oct. 1914 - 31 Aug. 2009) 

STANLEY -- Bernard Charles Jakel, 94, of Stanley, died Aug. 31, 2009, at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley. 

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Boyd. Pastor Ray Bell will officiate. Visitation will be at the church Thursday one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place in Pine Hill Cemetery in Curtiss at 1:30 p.m. with full military rites. 

Bernard was born Oct. 25, 1914, in the town of Mayville in Clark County, near Curtiss, to William and Ida (Wachsmuth) Jakel. He attended the Curtiss Grade School and the first two years of Curtiss High School that were available. He graduated in 1934 from Dorchester High School. That year, he was a track star. 

He attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for one semester, followed by work in the Veterans Hospital at Waunakee until World War II, when he joined the Army Air Force and was stationed in Gander Newfoundland Air Force Base and Bangor, Maine, doing maintenance work. He went to officer's training in Florida. 

He was briefly married to Doris Douglas of Bangor, Maine. They had no children. 

After the war, he was employed in St. Paul, Minn., and went to Globe Business College at night. After completing business college, he did bookkeeping at the Boyd Co-op, Ludington Creamery, Augusta Farmers Union and Fairchild Co-op. 

Purchasing 200 acres of woodland, he lived on Tower Road southeast of Boyd and did logging, raised cucumbers and cooked maple syrup. His interests included: sports -- especially baseball; theater -- acting in school plays and later in the Edyth Bush Theater of St. Paul and Chippewa Falls Community Theater; traveling -- he liked driving his car and liked the West, especially the Grand Canyon where he hiked down to Shadow Ranch and up the next day. He also enjoyed reading, visiting, church, recordkeeping and carpentry. He was a lifelong active member of Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. He is a current member at St. Peter's Lutheran. 

Bernard is lovingly survived by his sisters, Lorraine French of Stanley and Marguerite Jakel of Abbotsford; and a brother, William Jakel Jr. of Portland, Ore. 

He will be missed by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, and infant sister Emmeline Jakel. 

The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. 



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