THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Jody L. DeHut
Issue Date: November 15, 2017
Mr. Jody Lee DeHut, 63, of Oconto, passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born Oct. 23, 1954, the oldest of six children in Oconto, to the late Donald and Jean (Mayo) DeHut, he graduated from Lena High School and lived on the DeHut homestead in Oconto from birth throughout his adult life.
He enjoyed the outdoors, with his work and home life allowing him to be outdoors most of the time. He loved hunting, fishing and searching for deer antler sheds in the woodlands and enjoyed farming with his brothers and nephew on the home farm, which he continued to do.
Known by many as "Chief Jody Lee", he was a light-hearted soul, shared laughs and stories with friends and family, was good at gardening and growing nutritious vegetables that he shared with others and learned to play the accordion at a young age with music being a form of entertainment during cold winters, but mostly loved animals.
A member of Future Farmers of America in his youth, he raised many farm animals and critters and in later years he loved kittens.
He is survived by a son, Donald DeHut, Oconto; a daughter, Lyla (Trevor) Murrie, Illinois; three sisters, Cindy (Mike) Bittner, Oconto, Lisa (Alan) Ihlenfeldt, Two Rivers and Jenny (Ken) Knipfer, Elk Mound; two brothers, Jayme (Barb) DeHut and Tim (Cynde) DeHut, both of Oconto; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family received relatives and friends at Gallagher Funeral Home in Oconto on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from noon until time of the funeral services at 2 p.m. Rev. Peter Dorn officiated with burial in Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are appreciated for funeral expenses.