Jason Ferguson

Jason William Ferguson, 87, of Monona died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, May 29 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona, with the Rev. Erika Kielstrup officiating. Burial followed in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Monona with Military Honors.
Jason was born August 31, 1927 to William and Anna (Timmerman) Ferguson in Allamakee County. He attended Walnut Grove Country School, north of Monona, through the eighth grade. December 19, 1945, he joined the United States Navy during World War II and served as an Electrician’s Mate Third Class until October 24, 1947. He was honorably discharged at the U.S. Naval Repair Station in San Diego, CA.
Jason was united in marriage with Arleen DeSotel at The Little Brown Church in Nashua. They lived in Monona all of their married life until Jason became a resident of the Good Samaritan Center  October 1, 2012. Jason was employed at Kottman’s DX Station, Northeast Iowa Telephone Company in Monona and later at Lowell’s Electric of Luana. He served as a volunteer fireman for 20 years, from 1962 to 1982, and was a member of Amvets Post #27 and American Legion of Monona.
Jason received his Private Pilot Certificate for single engine airplane October 31, 1948, at the age of 21. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, traveling, playing cards and partying with friends and neighbors. He also loved spending time with his family and grandchildren and watching the train from his backyard.
Jason is survived by his wife of 64 years, Arleen Ferguson; his children, Pamela Ferguson of Hallandale, FL, Patricia (Marlyn) Buerger of Monona and Ronald (Chris) Ferguson of Monona; six grandchildren, Waylin and Jesse (Barbie) Buerger and Adrienne, Lucas, Savanna and Levi Ferguson; a great-grandchild, Hudson Strauman; three step-grandchildren, Dustin, Cameron and Jered Bronson; two step-great-grandchildren, Kahlia and Brooklyn Bronson; three sisters-in-law, Judy Ferguson of Waukon, Darlene DeSotel of McGregor and Pearl (Melvin) Martens of Indianola; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Ferguson; his parents, William and Anna Ferguson; his brother, Kenneth; his sister, Mary Jane Nagel; three brothers-in-law, Roland Nagel, Raymond DeSotel and Henry Thornton; and one sister-in-law, Dorleen Thornton.
Leonard - Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona assisted the family with arrangements.