In Memory Of

Dale I. "Papa Smurf" Jasmer

March 22, 1925 - December 27, 2014

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 - 9:30am to 10:30am
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
W13381 South Street
Lublin, WI 54447

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 - 10:30am
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
W13381 South Street
Lublin, WI 54447

Full Obituary

DALE I. "PAPA SMURF" JASMER, age 89, of Thorp, WI, passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Deerview Meadows in Medford. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin. Rev. Gerard Willger will officiate and burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Visitation will be held at the church, on Wednesday, from 9:30am until time of service.
Dale Irvin Jasmer was born on March 22, 1925, in Verndale, MN, to Carl and Susanna (Lambert) Jasmer. As a young child, Dale's family moved to the Maplehurst area in Taylor County, where he was raised and received his education. After completing his education, Dale worked several jobs including; a farmhand, factory worker in Abbotsford making windows, as a blacksmith in a shop in Withee, and he hauled gravel. He was united in marriage to Marcella M. Witalis on April 18, 1964 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lublin. Dale and Marcella farmed in the Town of Taft for many years, and Dale also worked for the Town of Taft, at the Town's recycling center until his retirement.
He had many interests, but especially enjoyed taking care of his chickens, horses and donkeys. He could be found on most days in his garage, taking things apart to scrap for recycling. He was known for his smile and his white beard and was affectionately called "Papa Smurf" by many.
Dale is survived by his wife, Marcella, of Thorp; two sons: Gary Jasmer of Wausau, and Jerome Jasmer of Amherst; one brother: Mylo Jasmer of Withee; two sisters: Evelyn Wall of Lublin, WI and Caroline Nicpon of Barron, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Loren and Vernon Jasmer; and three sisters: Doris Cardinal, Alvera Anderson and Marie Sherwood.