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  Winston A. “Jake” Jochimsen, 87, of the Town of Holway, passed away at his home on January 2, 2018.

  Jake was born March 7, 1930 in the Town of Little Black to Awald and Clara (White) Jochimsen. He is a graduate of Medford Senior High School. He married Janet M. Fleischmann on May 10, 1974 in Whittlesey. Janet passed July 28, 1994.

  He is survived by his daughter:  Jayne Kleinschmidt of Wausau, Grandson: Kolby Kleinschmidt of Wausau, Brother Willard “Hank” (Patricia) Jochimsen of Eau Claire, Sister in Law Florina Jochimsen of Medford, many Nieces and Nephews, In Laws: Mary Lou Sauer of Mauston, Bernice Tlusty of Medford, Ethel (Gene) Kalmon of Grand Junction, CO, Marilyn Fleischmann of Colorado Springs, CO, Elizabeth (Jerald) Koch of Westboro, and Philip Becher of Winona, MN.

Jake is further preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: Wyllis “Buster” and Wayne “Shorty” Jochimsen.

  Jake worked for Hurd Window Company for a short period of time. He then went on to serve in the United States Air Force. He served in the Supply Division, and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Upon his discharge from the Air Force, he came back to Medford and again worked for Hurd Windows. He then worked with his family on their dairy farm in the Town of Little Black. After his marriage to Janet he worked for Weather Shield Window Company until his retirement in 1994. In retirement Jake worked for the Federal Forestry Department, where he mowed lawns and helped maintain campgrounds.  He was very active and supported many groups and sports teams in town. He could often be found at local sporting events, church socials and fundraiser events. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, bowling, baseball and softball. He was an avid Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers fan. He was an honoree of the October 2015 Veterans Honor Flight to Washington D.C. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville, and the American Legion Post 147 and VFW Post 5729.

  He loved his daughter Jayne and grandson Kolby dearly, and treasured his time spent with them.

  A funeral mass will be held at 11:00, Saturday January 6, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Stetsonville.  Father Michael Hayden will officiate. Military rites will be rendered at church. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Little Black. Pallbearers will be his nephews: Lynn, Kurt, Roy, Bryan, Jay, Mike, and Gregg Jochimsen. Visitation will be held Friday January 5, 2017 from 4 – 7:00 PM at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue Saturday at the church beginning at 10:00 AM until the time of mass.

  Memorial donations in honor of Jake can be given to his family for designation at later date.

  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

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