|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1917|
|Death: ||May 29, 2007|
John Joseph "Jack" Morgenthaler, 89, of Springbrook, died on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at Spooner Health System Nursing Home.
He was born on December 26, 1917, to Joseph and Mary (Dietz) Morgenthaler in Superior, where he was raised and attended school. In 1942 he entered the U. S. Army and in August of that year was sent overseas to England. He earned two battle stars for participation in the Normandy invasion and D-Day, plus four in June of 1944. He was stationed in Paris and traveled for the Army European Theatre of Operations where he was with Chemical Warfare Headquarters.
He met his wife, Anne, in 1942 in England at a dance. She was also attached to Army Headquarters with JAG. They were married in England in 1945 and had two children, Wayne and Melodie.
Jack worked for the post office in Springbrook and was postmaster there for 27 years, retiring in 1977. After retirement he traveled a lot, spending winters for 17 years in Arizona.
Jack loved to hunt and fish and also loved big band and Dixieland music.
He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Springbrook, the Springbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Springbrook American Legion for 52 years.
Jack is survived by his wife, Anne, of Springbrook; son, Wayne, of Richland Center; daughter, Melodie Jennette, of Chetek; and five grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret, and a brother, Richard.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Springbrook. Fr. Bob Rodgers was celebrant.
Visitation was from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Interment was in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner, with military honors accorded by the Wisconsin Military Honors Program, Spooner Detachment.
Dahl Funeral Home of Spooner assisted the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at www.dahlfh.com.
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Record added: Jun 12, 2007
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In 1942 he entered the U. S. Army and in August of that year was sent overseas to England. He earned two battle stars for participation in the Normandy invasion and D-Day, plus four in June of 1944. He was stationed in Paris and traveled for the Army Euro...(Read more)|
Added: Jun. 12, 2007