Jean Charlotte Ehlert, 80 of Wausau, died Friday, January 14, 2011 at Mount View Care Center, Wausau.
Jean was born on June 30, 1930 in Marshfield to the late Peter and Mary (Benderling) Rottscheit. She married Lloyd Jensen who preceded her in death. On August 22, 1959 she married Gerald Ehlert. He preceded her in death in 1998.
She enjoyed gardening, fishing, knitting and crocheting. She loved cookouts, playing bingo, visiting with her grandkids, and going to the movies. Jean's home was always open for many family gatherings and celebrations. Her life was spent caring and doting on her children and grandchildren. Jean was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.
Survivors include five children, Ellen (Jerry) Petrowski of Marathon, Geralyn (Delbert) Larson of Dallas, TX, Darwin (Ruth) Ehlert of Norwalk, WI, Tammy (Tom Parker) Ehlert of Wausau, and Robin (Todd) Kurth of Wausau; one sister, Alice (Albert) Bauer of Marshfield; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Anna Boswell, Marcella Carey, Sylvia Perlock, Lorraine Elmer, Edward, Arnold, Lawrence and Donald Rottscheit.
Funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St. Wausau. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com