**JACKSON, Angela K. (Krebiel)
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JACOB, Henry
b. 27 Nov 1873 - Russia
d. 11 Apr 1956 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 12 Apr 1956
Henry, Jacob 1873-1956 - Jacob Henry, 82, died Wednesday. Born in Russia Nov. 27, 1873, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Heinrich. Married KATHERINE PELSING. Surviving are five sons, Raymond Henry of Spokane, Henry Henry of Mount Vernon WA, Lavine Henry of Columbus, William Henry of Fort Worth TX and Jake Heinrich of 912 N. 29th St.; three daughters, Mrs. Katherine Frieboes of Hebron ND, Mrs. W. R. Peterson of Columbus and Mrs. Mollie Staley of 904 N. 29th St. and 24 grandchildren.

JACOBS, Esther
b. 4 May 1926
d. 21 Jan 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, January 24, 2009
GARDEN CITY - Esther Bayer, 82, died Jan. 21, 2009. Born May 4, 1926, to George Adam and Anna Etzel Jacobs. Married ALBERT BAYER. He survives. Other survivors include: son, Paul, Garden City; daughters, Carolyn Banning, Dodge City, Joyce Briggs, Ulysses, and Melissa Klaus, Garden City; brother, Albert Jacobs, of Tenn.; sister, Barbara Snodgrass, Mt. Hope; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren

b. 5 Feb 1927 - Hays, Kansas
d. 4 Feb 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Friday, February 6, 2009
Fred T. Jacobs, age 81 of Hays, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. Born Feb. 5, 1927 in Hays to Joseph G. and Josephine (Bissing) Jacobs. Married Charlotte ESTHER WEIGEL Fred is survived by his wife, Charlotte of Hays; a son, Bob Jacobs of Hays; two daughters, Dee Hand and husband Bill of Hays and Debbie Riedel and husband Gerald of WaKeeney; two sisters, Shirley Brungardt and husband Hubert of Hays and Penny Carroll of Cheyenne Wells, CO.; one brother, Don Jacobs of Virginia; five grandchildren, Kory and Matt Jacobs, Dustin Hand, Taylor and Colton Riedel and a step granddaughter, Kelsey Hammett. Preceded in death by two sisters, Rosetta Gerstner and Alice Sexton; three brothers, Virgil Jacobs, Clifford Jacobs and Cecil Jacobs and his parents.

JACOBS, Lois Lee
b. 4 Feb 1925
d. 1 Apr 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, April 3, 2009
MEDICINE LODGE - Lois Lee Lipscomb, 84, died April 1, 2009. Born Feb. 4, 1925, to Charles and Marguerite Jacobs. Married PAUL H. LIPSCOMB. He died April 2, 2004. Survivors include: sons, Gary and Charles; daughter, Carol Walker; sister, Jean Mechling; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

JACOBS, Lucille T.
b. 11 Mar 1918
d. 30 Jan 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, January 31, 2009
GORHAM - Lucille T. Anderson, 90, died Jan. 30, 2009. Born March 11, 1918, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Baumrucker Jacobs. Married Louis F. ANDERSON. He died March 31, 1991. Survivors include: sons, Mark and Mike; brother, Berno Jacobs; sister, Genevieve "Gen" Jacobs; one sister-in-law, Ann Jacobs; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

JACOBS, Patricia A.
b. 23 Jun 1933 - Wichita, Kansas
d. 22 Dec 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, December 23, 2008
WICHITA - Patricia A. Hommertzheim, 75, died Dec. 22, 2008. Born June 23, 1933, in Wichita, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine Jacobs. Married HENRY HOMMERTZHEIM. He died Oct. 19, 1988. Survivors include: sons, John, and Ronald; brothers, Joe Jacobs, and Donald Jacobs; sister, Mary Jane Schuller; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

JAEGER, Anton, Jr.
b. 1889 - Russia
d. Apr 1968 - Killdeer, North Dakota
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 22 Apr 1968
DICKINSON, N.D. - Anton Jaeger Jr. died in Killdeer, N.D. Born in Russia in 1889. Married MARY SCHMIDT. Married CAROLINA SCHEPPER. She survives, also two sons, Carl Jaeger of Billings and Anton Jaeger Jr. of Manning, N.D., and daughters, Mrs. William Van Oosting of Hensler and Mrs. Eva Thornes of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Rose Johnson of Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. H. L. Griffin of Great Falls, Mont., Mrs. Douglas Middleton of Arlington,

JAHN, Alice M.
b. 25 Aug 1913 - Canton, Kansas
d. 18 Dec 2008 - Moundridge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan ) News - Sunday, December 21, 2008
MOUNDRIDGE - Alice M. Schroeder, 95, died Dec. 18, 2008. Born Aug. 25, 1913, in rural Canton, the daughter of Richard and Dora Vanderlaan Jahn. Married Edwin G. SCHROEDER . He died March 28, 2003. Survivors include: daughters, Janice Brightwell, Virginia Miller and Norma Barnes; three grandchildren; a step-grandson; six great-grandchildren; and numerous step-great-grandchildren.

b. 30 Jan 1914 - Hettinger County, North Dakota
d. 24 Jul 1972
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 27 Jul 1972
DICKINSON, ND—Ida Binstock, 58, wife of JOSEPH M. BINSTOCK, died Monday in St. Joseph Hospital. Born Jan. 30, 1914, in Hettinger County ND a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jahner.
Survivors include the widower; four sons, Casper Binstock of Billings MT, Victor Binstock of Dickinson, Raymond Binstock of Norfolk VA and Edwin Binstock at home; six daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Stagl of New England ND, Mrs. Fritz Twardowski of Bismarck, Mrs. Melvin Mayer of Dickinson, Mrs. Clarence Bender of Billings, Mrs. Kenneth Obritsch of Belfield, and Karen Binstock at home; 25 grandchildren; 2 brothers and 5 sisters.

**JAHNER, Rosa (Sticka)
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JAHNER, Vincent
b. 1893 - Richardton, North Dakota
d. Jun 1958 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 19 Jun 1958
DICKINSON, N.D. - Vincent Jahner, 65, died at his home in Dickinson from a heart condition. He was born at Richardton, N.D., in 1893. Married ROSE STICKA. Survived by his wife and sons, Mike of Cody, Wyo., Leo of Dickinson, Paul of Mott, Ralph of New England and Vincent who is in the U.S. Army, and daughters, Mrs. Richard Booke and Mrs. Vernon Kirscher, both of Livingston, Mont.; Mrs. Ed Herauf and Mrs. Robert Anner, both of Dickinson.

JAHNER, Vincent Eugene
b. 8 Nov 1935
d. 26 May 2004
From The Sanford NC Herald 30 May 04
CLAYTON – Vincent Eugene Jahner, 68, died Wednesday (11/8/35-5/26/04). [Note: full name and dob from NC Death Collection records] Surviving are wife, Eloise Jahner; daughters, Connie Batista and husband Carlos of Clayton, Sandra Lee and fiance Doug Brock of Sanford, Karen Turner of Charlotte, Amber Underwood and husband Tony and Lisa Byrd, all of Fuquay-Varina; sisters, Tillie Booke and husband Richard of Lewiston, Ida., Pauline Kirscher and husband Vernon of Belgrade, Mont., Jean Heraut of North Dakota, Mary Ann Aner and husband Bob of Sun Lake, Ariz.; brothers, Leo Jahner and wife Ivela of North Dakota and Paul Jahner of Mott, N.D.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

JANTZ, Alvin
b. 21 Apr 1917
d. 4 Apr 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, April 7, 2009
SYRACUSE - Alvin Jantz, 91, died April 4, 2009. Born April 21, 1917, to Jonas J. and Anna Schmidt Jantz. Married DONNA JEAN THOMAS. She survives. Other survivors include: son, Kenneth Ray, Syracuse; daughters, Gail Kristine Sibley, and Toni Renee Miller, both of Syracuse; brothers, Walter, Syracuse, and Johnnie, Montezuma; sisters, Alvina Mae Schmidt, Prescott, Ariz., and Eva Jane Schmidt, Syracuse; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

b. 14 Nov 1916 - Las Animas, Colorado
d. 14 Mar 2009 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Monday, March 16, 2008
INMAN - Jantz, Evan, 92, died March 14, 2009. Born Nov. 14, 1916 in Las Animas, CO., to Jonas T. & Ann (Unruh) Jantz. Married SUSAN UNRUH. She precedes him in death, as well as a brother, Cleo and granddaughter Ebonee Lynn Jantz. Survivors: sons, Galen (Carol) of Inman; Allen (Feryl) of Galva; daughters, Beverly Jantz of Albuquerque, NM; Carol Haywood (Richard) of Lake Kiowa, TX; brother, Harvey of Moundridge; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grand-children.

**JANTZ, Gladys (Groening)
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JANTZ, Roma A.
b. 4 Mar 1930 - Newton, Kansas
d. 30 May 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, May 31, 2009
HESSTON - Roma A. Jantz, 79, died May 30, 2009. Born March 4, 1930, in Newton, to Daniel and Anna Mae Steiner Jantz. Survivors include: brothers, Marion, Jason and Donald; sisters, Adella Jantz, Bernice Nightengale, Waneta Amstutz and Emily Nachtigal; and many nieces and nephews.

**JANTZEN, Lizzie (Haffner)
See Lizzie Haffner

b. 1889
d. 20 Jan 1924 - Nowater, Oklahoma
From Okeene Record - Friday, January 25, 1924
JANTZEN, LOUIS J. 1889-1924 - Louis J Jantzen received injuries in an accident Sunday morning January 20, 1924, which resulted in his death a few hours later. Mr. Jantzen was building a fire and started to pour some coal oil in the stove from a five gallon can, containing about a half gallon of coal oil. The can exploded. Married and leaves one child besides his wife and other relatives. He was 34 years of age.

JANZEN, Ernest
b. abt 1929
d. 23 Jun 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, June 25, 2009
WICHITA - Ernest "Ernie" (Ol' Ern) Janzen, 80, died on June 23, 2009. Preceded in death by his father and mother Jacob E. and Anna Janzen of Hutchinson, KS; his sister Leona Durham and his brother Orville, plus his only son Dennis. Survivors are his wife of 59 years JoAnn and daughter Julie of Vera Beach, Fla.; daughter and spouse, Kathleen and Steve Shockley of Manhattan, Kan.; three granddaughters; a grandson; five great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; brother, Elmer of Hutchinson, Kan.; and nieces and nephews.

**JANZEN, Leona Pearl (Drake)
See Leona Pearl Drake

b. 6 Feb 1923 - Rosthern, Canada
d. 23 Dec 2008 - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, December 28, 2008
NEWTON - Ruth Zook, 85, died Dec. 23, 2008. Born Feb. 6, 1923, in Rosthern, Canada, the daughter of Rudolph and Mathilda Schmidt Janzen. Married ROBERT ZOOK. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: a son, James and Evelyn, Newton; a daughter, Darlene Buller, Virginia Beach, Va.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

b. 21 Oct 1917 - Goessel, Kansas
d. 21 Dec 2008 - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, December 23, 2008
NORTH NEWTON - Ruth Ratzlaff, 91, died Dec. 21, 2008. Born Oct. 21, 1917, in Goessel, the daughter of John and Sara Schroeder Janzen. Survivors include: son, Ernest Pankratz, Jr.; daughters, Lois Musser, Diane Voth, Barbara Jost, Judy Schroeder, and June Hiebert; a daughter-in-law, Lou Ratzlaff; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, ERNEST PANKRATZ, and JACOB RATZLAFF

**JEFFREY, Marion A. (Ehrlich)
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**JERGENSON, Awilda Mae (Smith)
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JERGER, Rueben
b. 29 Dec 1921 - Eaton, Colorado
d. 11 Dec 2008 - Gering, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Herald. Scottsbluff, NE - 17 Dec 2008
Rueben Jerger, 86, died on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. Born Dec. 29, 1921, in Eaton, Colo. to Henry and Mary (Schmidt) Jerger, Sr. Married MARGARET ZITTERKOPF . There were two sons born to this marriage: Stephen and Rodney. Married VIRGINIA GOMPERT. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law: Stephen and Judy of Gering and Rodney and Elaine of Longmont, Colo.; step-sons Stephen Steel of Bloomington, Ill.; Chuck Steel of Sun City, Ariz; Bruce (Karen) Steel, Fargo, ND; brothers: Elmer Jerger and Paul (Phyllis) Jerger all of Gering, sisters: Mary (Emanuel) Lackman, Edgley, ND, and Esther Schlotthauer, Scottsbluff,;10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; two infant brothers; wife Virginia; brothers and sisters-in-law Victor and Emma Jerger, Henry, Jr. and Helen Jerger, Samuel and Elsie Jerger, and Richard Jerger, brother-in-law Edward Schlotthauer; and sister-in-law Dorothy Jerger.

JILEK, Albina
b. 11 Dec 1884 - Russia
d. 7 Nov 1955
From Dickinson Press, Friday 11 Nov 1955
Adamski, Albina (Jilek) 1884-1955 - Mrs. Lucas Adamski died Nov. 7 (1955). Born in Russia, Dec. 11, 1884. Her parents were Joseph and Marie Jilek. Came to the US in 1899. (Note: nee Albina Jilek) She was the wife of LUCAS ADAMSKI. Survivors include sons, Joe, Killdeer; Anton, Dickinson; Laudie, South Heart; and Frank, Minot; and daughters, Mrs. Steve Buresh, Dickinson; Mrs. Joe Faiman, Dickinson and Mrs. F. L. Perdaems, South Heart. A son, Steve, died in infancy; and her husband preceded her in death in 1942.

JOB, Franzine Anne
b. 1 May 1966 - Glendive, Montana
d. 18 Oct 1968 - Billings. Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 21 Oct 1968
WIBAUX—Franzine Anne Job, 2 1/2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Job, Wibaux, died Friday of leukemia. Born in Glendive, May 1, 1966. Survivors are her parents; 3 brothers, Gerald, 9; Mark, 7; and Michael, 4; 3 sisters, Phyllis, 8; Paula, 6, and Norma, 1; and her paternal grandfather, Jacob Job, Wibaux.

JONAS, Rose Christine
b. 15 Jun 1876 - Russia
d. 7 Nov 1953
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 9 Nov 1953
Jonas, Rose Christine 1876-1953 - Red Lodge—Mrs. Rose Christine Jonas, 77, died Saturday (Nov. 7).
Born in Russia June 15, 1876. Married in Russia to MATHIAS JONAS. He died in 1923. Leaves two daughters, Mrs. Aaron McPherson of Byron WY, and Mrs. O. H. Westfield of Ralston WY; two sons, Matt of Bridger and Marcus of Billings; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

JOHNSON, Frances "Arlene"
b. 7 Apr 1937 - Mandan, North Dakota
d. 2 Jan 2009
From Billings Gazette, Billings MT - 5 Jan 2009
Fritzler, Frances "Arlene" - LAUREL - Arlene passed away Jan. 2, 2009. Born April 7, 1937 in Mandan N.D. to Frank and Rachel Johnson. Survived by her husband of 51 years BUD FRITZLER, daughters Connie (Craig) Jones, Becky Fritzler, son, Dean Fritzler, grand children, Sarah (Jared) Dillon, Matt Jones, Rachel Jones, two great grand children, Sylas and Isabelle Dillon, one grand dog, "Bailey" and sister, Helen (Jim) Leffler. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rachel Johnson and brother, Norman.

JOHNSTON, Josephine A.
b. 27 Apr - Gale Township, Marion County, Kansas
d. 24 Jun 2009 - Marion, Kansas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - July 1, 2009
Josephine A. Stroda, 88, passed away on June 24, 2009. Born Josephine Annie Johnston on April 27, 1921, in Gale Township, Marion County, the daughter of Clark and Martha (Schlotthauer) Johnston.
Married ALBERT R. STRODA. Preceded in death by her parents; husband Albert Stroda; brothers Harold, Albert, and Lloyd Johnston; and sisters Ruth Bessel, Edna Pauls, Alice Rempel, Bernice Herbel, Helen Reiswig, and Margaret Johnston. She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn (Bill) Fitzpatrick of Marion; four grandchildren, Joe Fitzpatrick of Galva, Jeff Fitzpatrick of Fairplay, Calif., Jamie Fitzpatrick of Marion, and Jill (Jay) Reissig of Galva; four great-grandchildren, Tyler Fitzpatrick of Issaquah, Wash., Collin and Chanda Reissig and Jenie Fitzpatrick all of Galva; and her siblings, Walter (Anna) Johnston of Grove, Okla. and Elnora Siemens of Salina.

JOST, June and Lois (Scharenberg)
Sweethearts for 70 years
From Hillsboro Star Journal - January 28, 2009
Faith always has been a central part of June and Lois Jost’s marriage. They first met at Youngtown Church.
The lifelong Marion County residents dated between two and three years before being married more than 70 years ago. June Jost was 21, and Lois Jost was 22 in 1937. Lois Jost’s maiden name was Scharenberg. “I almost forgot, it’s been so long,” she said. Religion is important to keeping a marriage together through difficult times, the Josts said. “We go to church and read our Bible together,” Lois Jost said. “It takes a little love, too. More than a little.” They make prayer and Bible reading part of their morning routine, and it makes every day better, she said. “Did you know we were in jail for nine years?” June Jost asked. He served as Marion County sheriff for 16 years, and they stayed in the living quarters at the jail for nine of them, he explained. June Jost said he worked hard as a farmer, police officer, and sheriff, but he always had a sense of humor. “You have to have fun and laugh a lot,” he said. “I can’t say that we ever had any problems at all,” June Jost said. “We just loved every minute of it.” “It’s got better and better all the time,” Lois Jost said. The Josts have four children: Gayla Falls of Arkansas, Donna Ames of Wichita, Dean Jost of Minneapolis, and Rita Janzen of Sedgwick. They also have 10 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. They now live in an apartment at Marion Assisted Living. Lois Jost said the apartment is a nice fit for them. “When you love somebody, you’ll do almost anything for them,” Lois Jost said.

**JOST, Rubena (Loewen)
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JUDT, Leocadia
b. 29 Sep 1887 - Russia
d. 22 Mar 1949 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 24 Mar 1949
Mrs. Leocadia (Judt) Magilke, 61, wife of MATT MAGILKE, died Tuesday. Born Sept. 29, 1887, in Russia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Judt. Came to the United States in 1910. Besides the widower, she is survived by three sons, Chris Magilke of Solen, Jack Magilke of 11 Jackson street, and Malger Magilke of 1633 Cook avenue; five daughters, Mrs. Alex Leingang of Fort Yates, N.D., Mrs. Jay Olsagow of 1620 Cook avenue, Mrs. Jasper Boner of 15 ½ Jackson street, Miss Rose Magilke and Miss Dorothy Magilke at the family home; two stepsons, Matt Magilke, Jr., of Cannonball, N.D., and George Magilke of 506 South Thirty-sixth street; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Ambrose Morrell of Bismarck, N.D., and Mrs. Frank Johner of Washougal, Wash.; a brother, Albert Judt in Argentina; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Wetch of Bismarck and Mrs. Jack Heinert of Mandan; thirty-five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

JUDTH, Mathilda
b. 5 Oct 1890 - Russia
d. 7 Feb 1953 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 10 Feb 1953
RED LODGE - Mrs. Mathilda Sticka, wife of AMROSE STICKA, died Saturday in a Billings hospital. Born in Russia Oct. 5, 1890. Came to the United States 47 years ago. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Monica Kroll and Miss Catherine Sticka, both of Bridger; four sons, Matthew Sticka of Anaconda, Tony of Fromberg and Louie and Alex of Bridger, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Mosbrucher of Bowman, N.D., and Mrs. Alec Miechel of Hamilton.