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Josephine Medicke

March 13, 1914 — May 31, 2013

Josephine Medicke, age 99, of Neillsville, WI died on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.Josephine Medicke was born in Milwaukee, WI on March 13, 1914. She was adopted by Herman and Ida Kohls nine months later. She grew up on a farm in the Curtis area and graduated from Owen High School. She earned a teaching certificate from Stevens Point state teachers college and went on to teach at various country schools including Willard, Christie and Sherwood.She was united in marriage to Warren Medicke on August 22, 1938 and they farmed in the Christie area until 1950 when they moved to Neillsville. She was employed at Auto Test until 1953 when they started Medicke Plumbing. She was the bookkeeper for the business until she retired in 1981. Warren died in 1989.Josephine is survived by a son, Richard (Minerva) Medicke of Banning, CA and a sister, Rachel Dornbrook of Fond du lac, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and 2 brothers, George and Kenneth.A Graveside service will be held for Josephine at 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Neillsville City Cemetery. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate. Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Josephine's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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