Jean Marie Aspinwall, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011 at home under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice Services, after a 3 year courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Jeanie enjoyed traveling to warm winter climates such as Florida, Hawaii and South Texas, as well as traveling to the mountains of Colorado. She loved music and played her piano up until a few days before her passing. Jeanie loved to read and had an amazing memory for names and faces. Her magnetic personality drew people in. She enjoyed being the "friendly front desk face" at Dr. Schaut's office for over 20 years and she befriended many of the patients she encountered along the way. She enjoyed a good polka dance, a good bottle of beer and a good pizza. All the things we know she is now enjoying in heaven.
Jeanie and Don recently celebrated their 47th Wedding Anniversary. Don took tremendous loving care of Jeanie during her battle. Along with their 3 daughters, and Jeanie's mother, they enjoyed spending as much quality time together as they could. Jeanie loved her 7 grandchildren dearly and enjoyed participating in their extracurricular activities. Being a part of their lives gave her great pleasure. She was very proud of her 3 successful daughters and their husbands.
Survivors include her husband, Don; three daughters, Gretchen (Lee) Kluz, Ringle, Sarah (Kent) Kwick, Mosinee and Amy (Steve) Zondlo, Schofield; 7 grandchildren, Brittany, Paige and Hope Kluz, Jordan, McKenzie and Brandon Kwick and Jackson Zondlo; her mother, Gladys Margetta, Schofield; and a brother, James (Johanna) Margetta, Appleton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson St., Weston. Rev. Raymond Connor will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday and again from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services on Wednesday, all at the church. Brainard Funeral Home Everest-Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the third floor and ER nurses at St. Claire's Hospital. Their skill combined with love and compassion is something we will never forget. Thank you to the very special people who came to visit, sit with and comfort Jeanie throughout her battle. We would also like to thank Dr. Christa Mars and Pastor Raymond Connor, our two Angels on earth.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to the Jeanie Marie Fund and to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church.
On-line condolences may be given at www.brainardfuneral.com.