Joseph William Jaensch was born on September 11, 1917 in Eatonville, Columbia County, Washington. He was born to Charles Franklin Jaensch Sr. and Josephine (Reichmuth) Jaensch.
When he was a youngster the Jaensch family moved to Enterprise (Alder Slope) where he grew up and attended school until WWII when he joined the Army Air Force and flew B-24 bombers. He was in training at Marfa, Texas when he met his future wife, Irene.
After the war was over he lived in El Paso, Texas as this was where Irene’s family was from.
Mr. Jaensch passed away March 18, 1953 as the result of an automobile accident outside of El Paso, Texas. Burial was in Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Franklin Jaensch Sr. Survivors are his wife Irene of El Paso, mother Josephine Jaensch of Portland, Oregon, brother Charles Franklin Jaensch Jr. of Portland, Oregon and two nephews, Gerald Franklin Jaensch and David Michael Jaensch of Baker, Oregon. Also several aunts and uncles from Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.
I, Gerald Franklin Jaensch on this day did make this obituary of Joseph William Jaensch until a copy of an original obituary is received. It is my intention to make as true a document as I can make with the information I possess. Gerald F. Jaensch, May 30, 2003