Josie J. Asche
Josie J. Asche June 9, 1918 - July 9, 2013
WILLMAR - Josie J. Asche, 95, of Willmar died Tuesday evening at her home. Her funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Friday, July 12, 2013 at First Reformed Church in Willmar with interment at Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church on Friday. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar, www.hafh.org.
Josie Jeanette Asche was born June 9, 1918 in Chippewa Co., MN, the daughter of Gerrit and Jenny (Ammerman) Asche. She grew up in the Clara City - Raymond area where she received her education. On May 28, 1940 Josie was united in marriage to William Asche at Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City. Following their marriage they farmed in the Roseland Svea area, before moving to Waterloo, IA. Following their retirement, they moved to Diamond Lake where they lived for 30 years and Josie worked in the dietary department at Bethesda Nursing Home. They later moved to Willmar. William preceded her in death on August 25, 2004. Josie continued to live in Willmar and in her later years, she spent winters in Appleton, WI.
Josie was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City. While living in the Roseland area she served as a Sunday School Teacher and was involved with the music program at Roseland Reformed Church. She was currently a member of First Reformed Church in Willmar where she had been active with the Ladies Aide.
Josie was a hard worker who enjoyed cooking, baking and homemaking. In her earlier years, she served as a 4-H Leader and also enjoyed music, playing the organ and singing with her brother, Fred.
Surviving are her children: Douglas (and JoAnn) Asche of Waterloo, IA; and Judy (and Bill) Scott of Appleton, WI; four grandchildren: Kristie (and David) George, Rob (Heidi) Scott, David (and Sara) Asche and Dan Asche; 10 great-grandchildren, MacKenzie, Emily, Kaleigh and Zachary George, Amanda, Emily, Luke, and Hannah Asche, Malia and Elina Scott, and one great-great-granddaughter, Mady George. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Fred.