Jean Agnes St. (Gerhardt) Peter
1950 - 2020
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Jean Agnes St. Peter (Gerhardt)

Appleton - Jean Agnes St. Peter (Gerhardt), age 70, of Appleton, peacefully passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 with her family at her side. Jean was born on April 21, 1950 in Appleton, Wisconsin. The daughter of Albert and Sara (Schock) Gerhardt. Jean spent many years working at Appleton Medical Center providing comfort to patients. Deciding to pursue a midlife career change, she attended The Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork while still working full-time. After graduating, she opened her own business and provided massages to thousands of clients for over 30 years.

Without question, Jean's favorite thing to do was spend time with her family. She never missed any baseball games, wrestling matches, recitals or performances. Jean enjoyed spending time at the cottage and taking pontoon boat rides.

Jean's life was one of service and love -- whether it was working several jobs as a single mom, bringing comfort to someone with a massage, or to cheer on and support her family members - her greatest joy in life came from giving to others. Jean was very close to her sisters and brothers and will be missed at weekly sisters' nights, where she always brought some laughs to the table.

Jean is survived by her child Brian (Laura); grandchildren Megan, Cade, Sydney and Nicholas; great grandchild Jaxson; brothers Roger (June), Steve (Irene), John (Allyson) and Tony; sisters Sally, Mary, Ann (Jack), Rita (Mark) and Susie. She was preceded in death by her mother Sara; father Albert; husband Michael; son Michael; daughter in law Keri; brother Bill (Kris) and sister Joan.

A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond St., Appleton, WI. The celebration of life will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Masks are required in order to comply with the state mandate.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the medical staff at ThedaCare Regional and UW Health hospitals for the compassionate and dignified treatment of Jean.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 12, 2020
I would like to say that my auntie was one of the kindest, sweetest people I have ever known. I will miss her terribly. I love you Aunt Jeannie
August 12, 2020
To the Jean’s family we send our heartfelt condolences at the loss of someone who did so much caring for others. Her care compassion for helping with my Dad’s ( Matt Vanden Boogaard) care in his final years will never be forgotten. We will all miss her loving and caring spirit.

John and Pat Vanden Boogaard
John Vanden Boogaard
August 11, 2020
I loved working with Jean! She sure was a hard and dedicated person. RIP, Jean. You will be missed!
August 9, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to all during this difficult time.

Mary (Ciske) Ver Voort
August 8, 2020
Jean was indeed a loving and caring lady. She took great pleasure in her family and her friends. We will miss her smile and her humor. May she RIP with her loved ones.
Kathy Grether
August 8, 2020
To Jeans family , i am so sorry for your loss . i had the pleasure of working with her at AMC And being one of her many massage clients over the years i'll miss our talks her love of her children grandkids and family always a topic she enjoyed talking about . know that she was loved by friends co workers alike ..God bless you all..
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