Jean A. Smith BURLINGTON Jean A. Smith, age 82, passed away November 24, 2012 at Aurora Burlington Hospital. She was born March 13, 1930 to Hans and Isla (née Kneubuhler) in Wisconsin Dells where she spent her early life. Jean attended the Wisconsin Dells Public Schools and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Jean was married to the late Gerald Gutzler in 1950, he passed away in 1969. In 1971 Jean married the late Gus Malone, he passed away in 1983. On March 18, 1985 Jean was united in marriage to Albert Smith in Carson City, Nevada. She was a lifetime resident of Burlington. Jean owned and operated "Elsie's" a Burlington women's clothing store for many years. She took much pride in her shop and helping her customers. Jean is survived by her daughter Tara (Mark) Pippin, Step-children: Michael Malone, Lisbeth (Bill) Malone- Breuer, Justin Smith, Cameron Smith, Debra Smith, Samantha Smith. She is further survived by her grandchildren: Leah (Joseph Swirkowski) Pippin, Drew (Niccole Reichstadt) Pippin, Paige (Adam) Bower, step-grandsons Justin and Tyler Breuer, a brother Dr. Hans (Helen) Kneubuhler. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands and a step-daughter Mary Noel Malone. A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday December 4 at 6:00PM at the Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Tuesday December 4 from 3:00PM until 6:00PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials for Jean be made to Love, Inc. Schuette-Daniels Family Funeral Home 625 Browns Lake Dr. Burlington, WI 53105 262-763-3434 www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com
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Published in Racine Journal Times on Dec. 2, 2012