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Verle "Jake" O'Kane
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Birth: May 17, 1918
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 2004
Iowa County
Wisconsin, USA

DODGEVILLE - Verle "Jake" O'Kane, age 86, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at Bloomfield Manor in rural Dodgeville.

Jake was born May 17, 1918, on a farm near Boscobel, the son of Henry "Hank" O'Kane and Vina Mullikin O'Kane.

He was united in marriage to Esther Mindham on Sept. 11, 1947, in Boscobel.

Jake served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Jake was raised on a farm near Mount Zion. As an adult, he farmed in the Boscobel area and then moved his family to the Dodgeville area in 1958 where he spent the remainder of his life.

Jake worked for the Iowa County Highway Department for many years until his retirement in the 1970s.

He is survived by his wife, Esther; daughters, Judy (John) Fuller of Mineral Point, Joyce (Marc) Westby of Middleton, Janet Klosterman of DeForest, and Jo (Mike) Mitchell of Mineral Point; daughter-in-law, Patricia Mindham of Gays Mills; a brother, Clifford O'Kane of Madison; two sisters, Pearl Kast of Deerfield, and Hazel Havens of Sun Prairie; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-son, Kenneth Mindham; and three brothers, Hiram, William and Kenneth O'Kane.

A visitation will be held at the GORGEN-MCGINLEY & AYERS FUNERAL HOME in Dodgeville on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a private time for the family to follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be at the Haney Ridge Cemetery, Gays Mills. 
Family links: 
  Henry James O'Kane (1890 - 1963)
  Julia Melvina Mullikin O'Kane (1891 - 1928)
  Esther Jeanetta Mindham O'Kane (1916 - 2008)
  Hiram Eldon O'Kane (1911 - 1980)*
  William Charles O'Kane (1912 - 1979)*
  Pearl Bernice O'Kane Kast (1914 - 2010)*
  Kenneth Walter O'Kane (1916 - 1992)*
  Verle O'Kane (1918 - 2004)
  Clifford Virgil O'Kane (1920 - 2015)*
  Hazel Cleo O'Kane Havens (1922 - 2008)*
  male O'Kane (1924 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Haney Ridge Cemetery
Crawford County
Wisconsin, USA
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Record added: Jun 02, 2009
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Verle Jake O'Kane
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Verle Jake O'Kane
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Verle Jake O'Kane
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 Added: Jun. 2, 2009

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