Linda S. Jari 1958-2018

Linda S. Jari

Linda Sue Jari, 60, of Medford, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
A funeral mass will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 9 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Phil Juza officiating. Visitation was held Thursday morning at Holy Rosary Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the mass. Cremation rites were accorded following the service.
Linda was born on April 7, 1958 in Medford to Frank and Florence (Emmerich) Lemke. She was a 1976 graduate of Medford Senior High School. On Sept. 17, 1977, Linda married Michael Jari at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford and he survives. Linda worked in the millwork division for Weather Shield Windows for 42 years. She also helped Mike with accounting and bookwork for the family business, Mike Jari Bulldozing and Excavating. She enjoyed going on motorcycle rides with friends, doing yard work, lawn mowing, tending to her flower gardens, feeding and watching birds and decorating her home. Linda will be remembered for her excellent cooking skills. Her hash brown casserole, beans and brownies were always looked for at family gatherings.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Stump Jumpers Snowmobile Club, where she served as secretary for many years.
Linda loved spending time with her family, and was especially proud of her sons.
In addition to her husband, Linda is survived by her two sons, Daniel and Ben (Nicole) Jari of Medford; step-granddaughter, Lily; mother, Florence Lemke of Medford; siblings, Tom Lemke of Plymouth, Minn. and Tim (Sally) Lemke, John (Ann) Lemke, Jim Lemke and Sandi (Paul) Lukewich, all of Medford and Donna (Craig) Dahlvig of Hatley; sisters-in-law, Margo (Dave) Zuleger of Medford and Joan (Jon) Kleist of Wausau; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
LInda was preceded in death by her father, Frank Lemke; sister, Patty Lemke; nephew, Tim Lemke, Jr.; and mother-in-law, Marie Jari.
Memorial Donations in honor of Linda can be given to her family, for designation at a 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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