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Jean Luebke

01/19/1940 - 02/11/2023
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Jean Luebke, age 83, of Winneconne, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Ascension Mercy Hospital in Oshkosh. She was born January 19, 1940, to the late Wilbert Sr. and Eleanor (Love) Schultz. On May 16, 1970, she married Orville Luebke, who was her soulmate and very best friend. Jean enjoyed camping, cooking, reading, crocheting, flower gardening, feeding and watching the birds, and spending time with her family. She was a long-time member of St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Winneconne.

Jean was a loving wife, mother, and doting grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Orville Luebke, of Winneconne; daughters, Wendy (Richard) Peterson, of Winneconne; Lori (Steve) Franz, of Omro; and grandson, Ethan Petit, whom she absolutely adored, and was the apple of her eye. She is also survived by a sister and best friend, Patty Gorges; other siblings, Sharon Kyker, Lorraine Clifton, Joanne Cantrell, Rosie Leach, Debbie Feller, Diane Scranten, Dawna Reiser, Doreen Barlow, special sister-in-law, Roxie Schultz, and other relatives and friends.

Along with her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her stepmother, Doris Schultz; siblings and in-laws, Wilbert Schultz Jr, Robert Schultz, Karen Schultz, Connie Schultz, Ronald Schultz, Larry Morris, and Rollie Gorges.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 8 S. 4th St., Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Mark Albrecht officiating. A private burial will follow in the Plummer Cemetery, Town of Oshkosh.

Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family. If you wish, please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.   

Chris Spatt wrote on February 19, 2023
I work with Jean at Miles Kimball. She was a lot of fun and great to work with. I used to say to Jean. Jean the dancing machine. She used to laugh at that. RIP.

Marilyn Furman wrote on February 15, 2023
Lori and Wendy and family's I'm so sorry for your loss,may the memories and the Good Lord be with you in these hard times.

Angel Elmer and Brad Hoger wrote on February 13, 2023
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Sharon Kyker wrote on February 13, 2023
I wasn’t able to see her often living in different states but I will miss her and especially her laughter. She adored Ethan and every year sent me his school picture which I have always kept out on my dresser. I was very grateful for that.

Mary Louise Harper wrote on February 13, 2023
Orv and family my deepest sympathy to all of you. I have no doubt Jean is in heaven with our Lord and smiling down on all of us with her beautiful smile.