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Jacquelyn Gebelein

Wisconsin Rapids - Jacquelyn "Jackie" Gebelein, age 83, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Arborview Court, Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Burial will take place 11:00 AM Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Spring Grove Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Jackie was born January 9, 1935 in Black River Falls, WI to John and Irma (Howard) Tenney. Her marriage to Roger Gebelein ended in divorce. She was a nanny in Milwaukee, WI, taking care of Sam Henderson for 13 years. Sam had a most profound and special effect on her life. Jackie enjoyed sewing, reading, cooking and swimming.

Jackie is survived by four children, Michael (Penny) Gebelein of DePere, WI, Lori (Dale Miller) Clay of Yoder, CO, Sally (Dennis) Flanagan of Nekoosa, WI and Mark Gebelein of Topeka, KS; seven grandchildren, Benjamin Clay, Jason (Kelly Fahey) Clay, Sarah Clay, Jessica (Bud) Gebelein-Andrews, Bethany (Jack) Gebelein, Alec Gebelein and Melissa (Dane) Duesterhoeft; one great granddaughter, Rosemary Duesterhoeft; sister-in-law, Viola Berkholtz and special friend, Sam Henderson.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; sister Georgia Foster, former husband Roger, great-granddaughters Willow and Aster, sister-in-law Adeline Lobner, brothers-in-law, Clarence Lobner, Donald Berkholtz and Edwin "Red" Foster and special friend Louis Polzin.

The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and Arborview Court for the kind and compassionate care given to Mom.

"Mom is now free and not afraid."
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on July 10, 2018
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