Jeanne F. Emery-Boettcher, 94, Green Bay, formerly of Pelican Lake/Elcho, died peacefully at a local assisted living facility on April 21, 2012. Born on June 24, 1917, in East Orange, N.J., she is the daughter of the late Ralph and Edna Tower. Jeanne was a graduate of The Art Institute of Chicago. On April 12, 1941, she married A. Carll Emery in Chicago, and he preceded her in death on July 4, 1968. On April 23, 1971, she married George Boettcher, who preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 2001. Jeanne raised her children in her younger years and later worked at Elcho Schools as the K-12 art teacher and girls physical education teacher from 1953 to 1982. Jeanne enjoyed listening to Broadway musicals, and also loved all forms of art - especially painting and pottery. She enjoyed living at Pelican Lake and loved spending summer with the kids. Jeanne also valued taking trips with family, many of which were to Arizona, and camping throughout the United States. During her retirement years she enjoyed traveling to warmer climates for the winter.
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Jeanne is survived by three children, Robert (Elizabeth Sacca) Emery, Montreal, Canada; Carol (Jim) Heinle, Cedar Grove; and John (Ann) Emery, Green Bay; six stepchildren, Linda (Jeff) Herman, Dennis (Sue) Boettcher, Gary (Sue) Boettcher, Susan (Gary) Kmieciak, Robert Boettcher, and Terry Boettcher; four grandchildren, Tom Heinle, John (Diane) Heinle, Jennifer Emery, and Allyn (Cristi) Emery; 10 step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, Savanna, Eden, Traverse, Jack, Tyler, and Devon; numerous step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth "Bets" Peterson; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two spouses; parents; one grandson, Christopher Heinle; one brother, Edwin Tower; one brother-in-law, William "Pete" Peterson; and one step-granddaughter.
Visitation at Christ of the Bay Lutheran Church, 450 Laverne Drive, Green Bay, Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Curtis DeCoste officiating. MALCORE (East) Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with funeral arrangements, (920) 432-5579.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer's Organization (http://www.alz.org/) would be greatly appreciated.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Southern Care Hospice and Kindred Hearts of Green Bay.
Please visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.
Malcore Funeral Home
701 N Baird St
Green Bay, WI 54302
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from May 4 to May 6, 2012