John W. “Casey” Jones

PORTAGE  --  John W. “Casey” Jones, age 92, of Pacific Township, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2015 in the loving presence of his family at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

John was born on April 25, 1923 in Portage.  He graduated from Portage High School, and served his country with the U.S. Navy during World War II, as a corpman.  John was married to Lila A. Bussian, who preceded him in death on September 10, 2008.  He loved playing cards, especially euchre and poker.  John had retired from the Milwaukee Road.  He was a very active member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage.

He is survived by his daughter, Jackie;  his grandson, Tom Stowell, Madison;  his granddaughter, Heidi Stowell, Madison;  a niece, Chris (Chuck) Otto, Caledonia Township;  his close friends, Jana Gocke and Scott Hammen;  other relatives and dear friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lila “Lee” Jones, his son-in-law, Jim Stowell, and his first wife, Elenore Sarbacker. 

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage, with the Rev. Greg Hovland officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Portage Area Veteran’s Honor Guard.  Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace Hospice, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or Portage V.F.W. Post 1707.

The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family. 


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)