Leo J. Jauernig 1947-2020
Leo J. Jauernig
Leo J. Jauernig, 73, of Medford, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. A memorial service will take place on Friday, May 22 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Public visitation 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Private family service at 11:00 a.m. Honorary pallbearers will be Norm Miller, Mark Miller, Tim Miller, Dale Miller, Corey Nazer and Gary Budimlija.
Leo was born on March 7, 1947 in Medford, to the late Julius and Mildred (Kautman) Jauernig. He attended Medford area schools, after high school, Leo served in the National Guard for a number of years. On Aug. 23, 1969 Leo was united in marriage to Blanche Dietze at Zion Lutheran Churchn in Stetsonville. Together, they raised two daughters. Family was very important to Leo. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren, and enjoyed spending time with them. Leo worked various jobs, most recently as a custodian at Medford High School, a job in which he took great pride in.
In his free time, Leo enjoyed fishing, gardening, bird feeding, hunting, and attending family events, especially those of his grandchildren. He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville as well as caretaker of the church and church grounds.
Left to cherish in his loving memory is his wife, Blanche; daughters, Stacy (Tony) Ungerer and Nikki (Phil) Meyer; grandchildren, Teah, Brinley, Jaedin, Hailey, McKinley, Cole and Tenley; siblings, Donna Faude and Dorothy “Jo” Synol; and mother-in-law, Velma Dietze. He is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law, Roland Dietze.
Hemer Funeral Services of Medford and Rib Lake have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.