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On December 7, 2020, with her loving family by her side, God called our beloved mother and grandmother Jeannette home after a short battle with Covid-19. Jeannette June Gebauer was born on November 21, 1936, in the town of Green Lake, Wisconsin to the late Herman and Augusta (Bowe) Nitzke. She grew up and worked on the family farm in Borth, Wisconsin with her brothers and sisters. Jeannette attended grade school at East Island School in Borth and then attended Berlin High School, graduating in in 1955. She met and married Henry Gebauer Jr. from Poygan, Wisconsin in 1959 and lived and worked with him on his family farm until his death on October 24, 2004. Jeanette loved to talk to people and as everyone knew was very big hearted.
Jeannette is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert John and Tracey Lee Gebauer, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; one granddaughter, Michelle Lee Gebauer, of Oshkosh; one great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Gebauer; one great-grandson, Adrian Kendricks, both of Oshkosh. She is also survived by two bonus granddaughters, Melissa Williams and Shealyn Calkins; four bonus great-grandchildren, Christian Williams, Cameryn Williams, Nevaeh Calkins, and Bryson McGovern, all of Oshkosh.
Along with her parents and husband, Jeannette was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Elena Gebauer; two brothers, Wallace and Ebert Nitzke; two sisters, Avis Chier and Evelyn Heise.
In 2015 Jeannette left the family farm and moved to Winneconne where she lived until her death. The family would like to extend a heartfelt appreciation to staff at Care Partners Assisted Living in Winneconne for the care and support they gave our mother and grandmother over the past few years. They would also like to extend their love and appreciation to special fiends Jim and Kelly Olson and family who were like part of her family. Also, thank you to the Mercy Medical Center staff in the Covid unit for the care they provided to Jeannette in her time of need.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, December 18, 2020, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Becky Kindschi officiating. Burial will follow in the Winneconne Cemetery.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.