Obit: Jakel, Bernard Charles (1914 - 2009)
Surnames: Jakel, Wachsmuth, French, Douglas
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wednesday, 2 Sept. 2009
Jakel, Bernard Charles (25 Oct. 1914 - 31
STANLEY -- Bernard Charles Jakel, 94, of
Stanley, died Aug. 31, 2009, at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in
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
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
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
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.
Bernard is lovingly survived by his
sisters, Lorraine French of Stanley and Marguerite Jakel of
Abbotsford; and a brother, William Jakel Jr. of Portland,
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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