Farming Rural 12

Carson D. Jotham

December 13, 1943 ~ November 21, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Obituary

Carson Dewitt Jotham, 78, of Cataract, passed away November 21, 2022. Carson was born at home on December 13, 1943 to Roy and Sarah (Livangood) Jotham. He grew up on the family farm, attended West Prairie elementary school and then went to Melrose High School. 

On June 6, 1964, he married his soulmate, Karen Wells. Together they raised four children and farmed until Carson went to work at Fort McCoy. He then later went to work at Sparta Manufacturing, where he worked for thirty plus years. Carson retired in 2000. Retirement didn’t last long as he then worked at Habelman Bros and also worked for the Town of Little Falls. 

Carson was a man of many trades. He had a passion for collecting and restoring many John Deere tractors. He enjoyed and loved tractor pulling, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. 

Carson was a very hard worker, devoted husband, and an amazing father and grandpa. He is survived by his wife, Karen of 58 years; children, Randy (Kory) Jotham, Rhonda (Lynn) Abbott, and Joe (Heidi) Jotham. He is also survived by his ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; a brother, William (Sharon) Jotham and sister-in-law, Barb Jotham. 

Carson was preceded in death by his infant son and his son, Rick Jotham; parents, Roy and Sarah Jotham; maternal and paternal grandparents; sisters, Phyllis (Grayson) Brooks, Alice (Chester) Millard, Whylis (Kenneth) Brooks, Leone (Doug) Lakowske; and two brothers, Frederick and Eugene Jotham. 

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta, with Reverend Roberta Nowicki officiating. Burial will be in Cataract Cemetery, Cataract.

Family and friends are invited for visitation from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home and 11 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 25, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation
106 W Franklin Street
Sparta, WI 54656

Visitation
Saturday
November 26, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation
106 W Franklin Street
Sparta, WI 54656

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 26, 2022

12:00 PM
Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation
106 W Franklin Street
Sparta, WI 54656

Committal
Saturday
November 26, 2022

1:00 PM
Cataract Cemetery
5729 Basswood Rd
Cataract, WI 54656

Luncheon
Saturday
November 26, 2022

1:30 PM
Cataract United Methodist Church
5882 Cataract Rd
Sparta, WI 54656

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In Loving Memory Of

Carson Jotham

December 13, 1943-November 21, 2022




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