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Jean Ann Gietzen

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Gietzen, Jean Ann (Nee Jeffrey) Age 77 years. Found peace in her favorite place on earth, Door County, Wisconsin, July 16, 2013. Survived by her husband, Don H. Gietzen. Loving mother of Catherine (Gary) Simons, Eric (Catie) Gietzen, and Claudia (Martin) Beaudoin. Fond "Grandma Tucson" to Siri, Linnae, and Grant Simons, Max and Kai Gietzen, and Chloe and Elise Beaudoin. Preceded in death by her parents, brother Thomas J. Jeffrey, and nephew Thomas S. Jeffrey. Survivors include her brother Richard Jeffrey of Phoenix, Arizona and Paonia, Colorado; sister-in-law Mary Ann Jeffrey of Dallas, Texas; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and faithful friends. Jean was a graduate of St. Catherine's College, St. Paul, Minnesota. She was involved in the religious education field in Milwaukee Archdiocesan parishes and was a member of the society of Southwestern Authors for many years. Jean is best known in the writing community for award winning Christmas book If You're Missing Baby Jesus. Family will greet friends on Thursday, July 25, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, Mequon, followed by the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorial contributions in Jean's name to St. Catherine University, Development Office #F-12, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on July 21, 2013
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