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Joseph Jajtner

December 5, 1935 — April 17, 2024

Joseph Jajtner, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2024 at the age of 88 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Born on December 5, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Joseph and Josephine Jajtner, Joe's journey was one of unwavering dedication, service, and love.

Joe attended high school in Wautoma and graduated with the class of 1954. He continued his education at Stout State College, where he pursued a degree in industrial arts, graduating with the class of 1959.

In service to his country, Joe proudly served in the Army as a senior medic in Sam Houston, Texas, and spent 18 months stationed on a mountaintop at the Nike Hercules site in Fairbanks, Alaska. Following his military service, Joe embarked on a successful career at Giddings and Lewis of Fond du Lac, where he dedicated 33 years of his life.

In December 1962, Joe married Yvonne Swenson. Their marriage was blessed with three daughters: Heidi (Brian) Gerndt, Amy Captain, and Nancy (Brian) Stegeman. His life was mainly centered around his family. He could always be seen encouraging and cheering for his daughters at their school events.

Joe was also blessed with 6 six grandchildren: Stormy (Andrew) Poeschel, Scout (Mara) Gerndt, Taylor Captain, Sami Captain, Katie Stegeman, and Mitch Stegeman, and one great-granddaughter, Darby Poeschel.

Joe was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Yvonne, his parents, in-laws and many cherished aunts and uncles. He is survived by his children, grandchildren and his brother, Leroy Jajtner.

Throughout his life, Joe found solace and joy in the great outdoors. He had a passion for camping and fishing. In retirement, he and Yvonne made countless memories together, splitting their time between Oshkosh and Florida, following the migratory path of the geese.

Joe will be dearly missed but fondly remembered for his comical spirit and boundless love for his family. The family would like to thank everyone who helped make his life so wonderful. A special thanks goes out to the caregivers at The Residence and Aurora Hospice Care. Per Joe's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service.

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