Harold D. Jenquine

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Harold David Jenquine, 97, of Lena, passed away peacefully on Nov. 12, 2017. He was born to the late George and Odeal (Ausloos) Jenquine on Aug. 10, 1920, in the town of Lena, where he lived his whole life. He went into service during World War II with the U.S. Army in October 1942 and served in the Medical Corps in the European Theater of Operations, receiving five battle stars. He served in Normandy, Northern Europe, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He belonged to the American Legion in Lena. After leaving the Army, Harold and his brother, Earl, took over the family farm for six years. Then he began farming alone. He married Esther Vandenbush on June 7, 1947, at St. Joseph Church in Green Bay. They continued to farm for most of their married life.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Esther; his daughter, Donna (Allan) Arcand, of Gillett; sons, Gene (Debi) Jenquine, of Abrams, and Gary (Michele) Jenquine, of Lena; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Laverne (special friend Marvin Gres) Skarda, of Green Bay.

He was preceded in death by his son, Richard; one sister; and four brothers.

Friends called on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 209 E. Main St., Lena, from 9 to 11 a.m. A funeral Mass followed at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Nonito Jesus Sirios Barra, celebrant. Burial followed at St. Charles Cemetery where military honors were rendered.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Atrium Post Acute Care of Oconto Falls for their kindness and compassion given to their father.