Jean Ellen Rathke
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Jean Ellen Rathke

Greenfield, formerly of West Allis - (Née Torrison). Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at the age of 76 years. Beloved wife of James for 53 years. Devoted mom of Jolene (George) Smith, Jessica (James) Lorbach, and Jason (Shannon) Rathke. Loving grandma of Matthew, Erin and Alex Smith and Joshua (Ayonna), Jared, and Jena Lorbach and William (Angela) Scharmach, and Lucile, Sadie, Charlie and Lewis Rathke. Great-grandma of Jenalise and Aubrielle. Jean is loved and will be missed by other relatives and friends.

Private family services held at Mother of Perpetual Help, West Allis.

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 20, 2020.
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9 entries
May 27, 2020
Jean was a kind, beautiful person who I worked with and became a good friend with. She loved her family and always spoke fondly of them. We shared many laughs and she always supported me when I was going through some difficult times. I miss getting together with her and friends for movies and lunches and will never forget her. My sincere condolences to Jim and all of her much loved family. I am sure she will always be there as an angel of God still watching over all of you.
Mary Bania
May 23, 2020
Sincerest sympathy to your family.
Jean was a great influence on me, always caring- I know I was young but she was someone that I looked up to.
Connie (Dufek) Triantafelo
May 21, 2020
She was a very nice lady and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim and the family. May God give her the peace she deserves and the family the strength to make it through these most troubling times.
Jerry Lemmermann
May 20, 2020
My condolences to the entire Rathke family. Thinking about you during this difficult time.
Greg Lemmermann
May 20, 2020
Jean was a co-worker and more importantly a lovely friend. She had a very fun and loving spirit. She had many talents, cake decorating, scrap booking, sewing, upholstering etc. and enjoyed sharing her skills with family and friends. She always spoke fondly of her family and enjoyed all of their family get togethers. She was and always will be remembered for her generous and loving spirit to all who knew her. Thank you Jean for being my friend.
Debbie Scott
May 20, 2020
Sending many hugs and our deepest sympathies. With Love
Nicole Maurer
May 20, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know that I have fond memories of Jean.
Katherine LaFreniere
May 20, 2020
Our sympathies to the Rathke family. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless.
Al Antoniewicz
May 20, 2020
My condolences to jim and th were family. Wishing all the peace that Jean has found. Jean was a kind hearted,loving and caring friend. Her family meant the world to her. Although we haven't been in touch the last couple of years I will always remember the good times as our children went to grade school together and the new years eve dances we enjoyed. Love and peace to the family.
Mary krimmer
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