Obert D Jelle
Mt. Horeb/New Glarus, WI/ Obert D Jelle, a lifelong farmer and resident of Perry township in SW Dane County, passed away February 6th, at the New Glarus Home.
Obert was born September 25, 1926 to Agnes (Davidson) and Clarence Jelle, attending Tyvand Elementary school and graduating from New Glarus High School in 1944. He was united in marriage to Marietha Ray on June 8th, 1949 at the Daleyville Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado with his brother and friends, and in his later years spent many hours tinkering with his Allis Chalmers antique tractors and tractor pulling with the Community Antique Tractor Club, in addition to serving on the New Glarus Fire District Board. He also served in many capacities at the Old York Lutheran Church and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in New Glarus.
Survivors include his wife Marietha; son Terry; daughters Julayne and Marge (Jim) Knuth. Grandchildren Daniel (Shannon) Jelle, Norah (Ben) Hayes, Cate Adams (Mike) Szyryj, Sam(Lindsey) Adams and Jesse Cummings (Becky Schwartz). Great grandchildren, Isabelle and Jackson Hayes, and Nathan Adams. Sisters Lennys Luchsinger and Carol (Ken) Nyland, brother in law Douglas (Charlene) Ray, and many cherished nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Kathleen; infant grandson, Joseph; and daughter in law, Patricia Adams. Also preceding him in death was a brother Alster and his wife Carol; sister Sharon Durst and her husband Fritz, brothers in law, Willis Luchsinger, George Ray and wife Ruth, and Kenneth Ray and his wife Lavina.
A special thank you to the New Glarus Home for their thoughtful care, and most of all to Oberts’ extended family for their steadfast support.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2014 at York Memorial Lutheran Church, N9407 State Rd. 78, Blanchardville, WI 53516 with Pastor Mark Gruner officiating with burial in the Old York Cemetery, rural Blanchardville, WI.
Relatives and friends may call from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Zentner-Beal Funeral Home, 29 Sixth Ave., New Glarus, WI 53574.
An online memorial with guestbook is available at www.bealfuneralhomes.com
He was bound to the land from the day of his birth, his roots anchored deep in the fertile earth. Nurtured, sustained by the soil he grew. And his life, like his furrows, ran straight and true. In faith each spring he planted the seeds, in hope to reap his family’s needs. With patience he waited the harvest to come, to gather the fruits of his labor home. Ever turning seasons, the years sped past, til the final harvest came at last. Then, claimed anew by beloved soil, he was gathered home to be with God.