Klein, Jeanette June
A joyful, kind and humble woman died on Sunday, August 18, 2013.
Jeanette June (Schimmel) Klein, 92 formerly of Manitowoc, WI., went peacefully to her heavenly home. Dementia was taking her mind but couldn't dampen her spirit; she received loving care from family, friends, Unity Hospice and the residents and caregivers at McCormick Memorial Home.
She was born April 14, 1921, in Mishicot, WI to the late John and Julia (Rockwell) Schimmel. Jeanette married William J. Klein on July 8, 1939. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 4 sisters and 3 brothers and one son-in-law.
Beloved mother of Sharon Swetlik, Manitowoc, WI., Cheryl (Klein) Swetlik, Green Bay, WI, Renee (Mark) Umnus of DePere, WI. Revered grandmother of Kim Swetlik, Star (Wayne) Green, Chris (Leanne) Swetlik, Mark (Erin) Swetlik, Alison (Sam) Black, Lindsey (Jon) McMahon, Adam Swetlik and Hillary Evans.
She was an endeared great grandmother and great-great grandmother. Remembered as Auntie Jen to cherished nieces and nephews.
Her legacy is the positive influence and encouragement she gave to every life she touched. Per Jeanette's wishes a private funeral service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you retreat from your busy schedule demands to share precious time with a loved one. Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation please contact "Smile Train", a cleft palate charity. Jeanette always told everyone to "Keep Smiling". On-line condolences may be sent to Jeanette's family at www.prokowall.com
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Aug. 20, 2013