Lillian Jennie White, 92, of Jump River, died peacefully at the home of Joe
and Mary Thorgerson under the care of Hope Hospice. She was born on
August 26, 1924 in Guttenberg, Iowa the daughter of the late Levi and
Jennie (Bedward) Redman. The family moved to Donald, Wisconsin and she
went to Donald grade school, Hannibal High School and went on to the
Normal Teachers College in Medford.
Lillian married Jake Thorgerson on April 16, 1945. The couple farmed and
raised their children south of Jump River. Jake died in 1980. Lillian later
married Vernon White who died soon after.
Lillian continued her education with a bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire.
She taught at Wood Prairie rural school-teaching all 8 grades. Lillian taught
in the Gilman School District for more than 30 years. She was a member of
the Tri-County Retired Teachers, the Jump River Ladies Aid, the Red Hats of
Gilman and the Quilting Guild.
She is survived by her children, Ted (Marge) Thorgerson, Joe (Mary)
Thorgerson and Lois (Jerry) Shufelt all of Jump River, 8 grandchildren and
22 great grandchildren. Lillian is preceded in death by her husbands, her
parents, 4 brothers, Clifford, Larry, Marion and Cal Redman and two sisters,
Geneva Turek and Harriet in infancy.
A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, February 17, 2017 at
the Jump River Community Center. Visitation will be from Noon until time of
service. Inurnment will take place at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in the spring.
Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family.