Ferris, Jack L.|
Jack L. Ferris, 87, of Oshkosh died Tuesday February 25, 2014, at Aurora Medical Center. He was born January 28, 1927 in Oshkosh a son of the late Jack H. and Jessie (Sheppard) Ferris. He married Marilyn Schmidt on May 21, 1949, in Oshkosh.
Jack was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Omro and was a U.S. Army veteran. He had worked at Mercury Marine Outboard Racing Division and was also a carpenter, building many homes in the Oshkosh area. He enjoyed painting pictures and Christmas villages.
Jack is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Oshkosh; two daughters, Bonnie (Roy) Meulemans and Sherry (Phil) Lux both of Oshkosh; five grandchildren, Melissa (Ben) Koepke of Oshkosh, Ryan (Nicole) Meulemans of Apple Valley, MN, Cory (Jessica) Lux of Oshkosh, Shawn (Terri) Meulemans of Germantown, WI, and Jodi (Jason) Newell of Oshkosh; nine great-grandchildren, Brandi Stafford Lux, Bronson Lux, Addison Muelemans, Brock Koepke, Ty Meulemans, Zac Meulemans, Tatum Newell, Macoy Newell, and Bennett Meulemans; two sisters-in-law, Edith Frahm and Sue Schmidt; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Jack will be held Friday February 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home-Eastside, Rev. Richard Bartholomew officiating. Visitation will be held at the eastside funeral home on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established to Park View Health Center.
Jack's family wishes to thank everyone who helped out in any way, especially the staff at Park View for the excellent care given and to the ICU at Aurora, especially Matt whose compassion was so very much appreciated
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Feb. 26, 2014