Marshfield News Herald
Tuesday, July 6, 2005
Onno "Joe" Isenberg
(with photo and veteran flag emblem)
Onno "Joe" Isenberg, age 85, died Monday, July 4, 2005, at the House of the Dove.
No visitation or funeral services will be held. Following cremation, his ashes will be received by family members and taken to Davenport, Iowa, where he resided until 1979.
Hansen Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Joe was born Sept. 26, 1919, in Altoona, Pa., to George R. and Lizzie (Meyers) Isenberg. He married Allene Zugg on March 27, 1954, at Cedar Memorial Church in Davenport, Iowa.
Mr. Isenberg served in the U. S. Army during World War II from 1946 to 1949. He completed his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood and served overseas in China.
He was employed at Lunex and Rockingham Machine in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, from 1947 until 1979, when they came to Marshfield. He retired from Custom Fabricating and Repair in Marshfield in 2004.
Joe enjoyed fishing and playing a variety of musical instruments, all of which he played by ear. Many hours were spent in informal jam sessions with family.
He is survived by his wife, Allene, Marshfield; daughters, Nancy (Lawrence) Huber, Solan, Iowa, Elizabeth Helfgott, North Liberty, Iowa, and Carol (Todd) Pope, Cortland, Ill., and a son, Steven (Dawn) Isenberg, Marshfield; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A sister, Lois Shreves, Eldridge, Iowa, and a brother, Eldon (Clemma) Isenberg, Davenport, Iowa, further survive him.
His parents, a great-grandchild, one sister, Alma Thompson, and a brother, George Isenberg, preceded Mr. Isenberg in death.
Memorials in his memory may be designated to the House of the Dove, 613 Western St., Marshfield, WI 54449.