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Jeanette Lucille Watenpuhl

December 19, 1930 — March 30, 2018

Jeanette L. Watenpuhl, age 87, of Neillsville, WI died on Friday, March 30, 2018 at the Riverside Assisted Living in Neillsville.   Jeanette Lucille Drescher was born on December 19, 1930 in the Town of Grant, Wisconsin the daughter of Arnold Edwin and Laura Bertha (Gerzmehle) Drescher. She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1949. On March 27, 1950 she was united in marriage to Arvid Watenpuhl. Together they farmed and raised their family. Jeanette always had a big garden and loved growing an abundance of flowers. In 1967 she started a career in retail sales working at Berger’s Men’s Wear, later known as the Clothing Cupboard, then for Russell’s Hardware and finished her career at The Clothes Rack. Jeanette loved sewing, embroidery and making woven rugs. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Ladies Aid. She also volunteered at the Memorial Medical Center Nursing Home where she has been a member of the Sunshine Friends since 2000.   She will be lovingly missed by her daughters, Marilyn (Jeffrey) Sigler of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Barbara (Daniel) Sours of Chippewa Falls, WI, grandchildren, Jeremy Parrish, Erin Sigler, Derek (Jessica) Sigler, a great grandson, Wyatt Parrish, and a sister, Evelyn Silkey of Marshfield, WI along with many nieces and nephews.   Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 3 brothers, Leonard (Vera), Stanley and Lawrence (Josephine) and a brother-in-law, Ervin Silkey.   Funeral services for Jeanette will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 2, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Timothy Biebert will officiate. Visitation will also be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., on Monday morning at the church. Interment will be in the North Pine Valley Cemetery.   In loving memory please consider a memorial to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School.   A special thank you to the caring staff at Riverside Assisted Living for lovingly attending to all the details that kept mother safe and comfortable.   Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.   The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Jeanette’s family with funeral arrangements.      
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Monday, April 2, 2018

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

711 W 5th St, Neillsville, WI 54456

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Monday, April 2, 2018

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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

711 W 5th St, Neillsville, WI 54456

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