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Obituary Coordinator: Dennis Bauer, PA - USA
Est. 13 May 2009 by Dennis Bauer, publication 13 May 2009 at DVHH.org by Jody McKim Pharr.

Last updated: 19 Jul 2021

ILYES - Jewel Ilyes Fless, 91, of Hamilton, NJ, died 23 January 1997. Born in Hungary, daughter of late George & Julia Yambor Ilyes and wife of late Peter Fless, Sr. [Palankaer]. Survived by son & daughter-in-law, Peter, Jr. & Gail Fless of Hamilton; daughter, Jane Perna of Hamilton; sister, Helen McCarthy of Queens, NY; grandchildren, Mark Perna, Lisa Behrsin, Cynthia Jones & Dr. Kristin Fless and great-grandchildren, Taylor & Brooke Behrsin and Christopher Jones. Palanka OSB Family #2948. The Times, 25 January 1997 issue.

ISEMANN (Eisenmann) - Anna Isemann Trageiser, 66, of Hamilton Township, NJ, died 1 November 1957. [Born in Palanka, Austria-Hungary].  Survived by husband, George Trageiser; son,  Joseph Trageiser; daughters, Mrs. Anna Schmidtt, Mrs. Rosina Armbruster, Mrs. Maria Paruta & Miss Magdalena Trageiser; sister Mrs. Katherina Fabritz and grandchildren. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton.  Palanka OSB Family #4916 & 12318.  The Trenton Evening Times, 1 November 1957 issue.

ISEMANN (Eisemann) – Maria Zentner  (nee Isemann), 88, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Hamilton, NJ, died 31 August 2011. Born in Paraput [Paripas/Parabutsch], Yugoslavia, she was the daughter of late Josef & Katarina Isemann, wife of  late Jakob Zentner [Palankaer] and  mother of  late Catherine Keller Peterson & mother-in-law of  late, Karl Peterson. Survived by grandchildren, Erika Peterson of Warminster, PA, Karl Peterson and his wife, Shelly, of Wycombe, PA & Kristina Kumi and her husband, Gent of Boca Raton and seven great-grandchildren, Emilie, Joey, Arian, Nora, Jake, Dardan & Rebecca.  A member of the Trenton Donauschwaben & German-American Club. Buried at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton. Palanka OSB Family #13474.  The Times, 2 September 2011 issue.

JANICSHChristel Catherine Janisch (nee Kroh) Passed away peacefully, on January 4, 2021 at 92 years of age, from Windsor Canada. Born Friday, November 30, 1928, in Yugoslavia. Beloved wife of the late Lorenz (2007). Loving mother of the late Ingrid and R. Robert. Dear sister of the late Helen Kroh, late Philip (late Katie) Kroh, Paul (late Christel) Kroh, Mary (Henry) Pammer and Günter (Maru) Kroh. She will be sadly missed by her friends, cousins, nieces and nephews. Christel was a long time member of First Lutheran Church and was an active member in the church choir for 62 years as well as the Teutonia Choir for 20 years. Special thank you to the Casagrande and Coop families for helping out with my mother. If you so desire, donations to the First Lutheran Church Restoration Fund would be appreciated by the family. A private family service has taken place at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment at Victoria Memorial Gardens.
JERKOVSKY – Bernhardt Jerkovsky,  75, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, died 27 June 2007. Born 10 October 1932 in German Palanka, son of late Franz & Elisabeth Kühn Jerkovsky.  Survived by wife, Magdelena Kuppek Jerkovsky; daughters, Resi & Rosa; son, Franz and sister, Rosa Reichhardt. Palanka OSB Family #5034. Palankaer Heimatbrief, November 2007 issue. *
JERKOVSKY – Wilhelm Jerkovsky, 64, of Hawthorne, CA, died 15 August 2005. Born in Palanka, 13 October 1940, son of late Bernhard Jerkovsky.  Survived by mother, Theresa Elisabeth Schön Jerkovsky; wife, Erna Tirheimer Jerkovsky; daughters, Monika & Linda and their families; sisters, Gertrud & Elisabeth and their families and relatives in Germany, Austria and Argentina.  Palanka OSB Family #5035. The Palankaer Heimatbrief, November 2005 issue. *

JOBBA, Rudolph (Rudy) Passed away peacefully at the Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga on September 1, 2013 in his 90th year. Rudy is survived by his lifetime love and loving wife, Emma (nee Fedor), of 68 years. They were married in Montreal in June 1945. Rudy is lovingly remembered by his children Evelyn (Robert) Kramer, Ken (Anne) Jobba & Louise (Paul Lake) Jobba, by grandchildren Jennifer (Pierre), Mark (Erica), Daniel (Emily) & Michael, and by his great- grandchildren Benjamin & Samantha. Rudy was predeceased by his parents John and Elizabeth (nee Brunner) Jobba and his sister Julianna (Frank) Beck. Rudy was employed by Northern Electric/Nortel for 33 years where he rose to the position of Corporate Manager of Purchasing. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. A private memorial service will be held at Notre-Dame- Des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal. (Source: Montreal Gazette) Obituary at Legacy http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montrealgazette/obituary.aspx?n=rudolph-jobba&pid=166836773

Rudy was an early member of the DVHH community, contributing through the DVHH mailing list and website. His lively presentation of the Jobba family story can be read at the Knees in Banat village website: The Story of The Jobba Family.  Requiescat in pace Rudy!

JUHL - Yvonne nee Pfabe, 77, of St. Louis, Mo., went to sleep in Jesus on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. She was born April 15, 1942, in St. Louis, the daughter of Kort and Henriette Pfabe. Yvonne was baptized at Messiah Lutheran Church in St. Louis and confirmed and married at Ascension Lutheran Church in St. Louis. She attended Lutheran High School Central in St. Louis and Carthage College in Carthage, Ill.

She worked at the Food and Drug Administration in St. Louis as an analytical drug chemist, where she met her husband, William (Bill) Juhl, who also was a chemist there. They were married on Aug. 21, 1977, in St. Louis. Bill preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 2016. Yvonne enjoyed travel and visited 51 countries. She was a dedicated and skillful family genealogist, and loved to read. She was active in her church, St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Des Peres, Mo., and a long-time member of the choir. She dedicated many volunteer hours at the Office. During retirement, Yvonne and Bill continued their farming activity in southeastern Iowa with their partner Bob Galle.

She is survived by her brother Jerrald and his wife Esther Pfabe of Seward, Neb.; her nieces, Rebecca Pfabe (husband Maury Higgins) of Lincoln, Neb.; Susan Pfabe Wiggans (husband Scott Wiggans) of Denver, Colo., and Kristin Pfabe of Lincoln, Neb.; uncle and aunt, Eldon and Betty Anne Pfabe, of Sarasota, Fla.; her uncle Ollie Eckert of St. Louis; and her close and dear friends Bob and Lori Galle of Montrose. Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 19, from 5-7 p.m., at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood, Mo.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 12345 Manchester Rd., Des Peres.
A visitation in Montrose, the hometown of her husband, William, will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 10-11 a.m. at Vigen Memorial Home, 102 Cedar St., in Montrose, followed by burial in the Montrose Cemetery. Memorials may be to Montrose Riverfront, Inc (MRI) in Montrose, or to the of St. Louis, or for Music at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Des Peres. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com. [Published in Daily Gate from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2019]

Last Updated: 26 Oct 2020

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