Jeanette Hattie Klawitter, 83, Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.
A visitation will take place Friday, Sept. 22, from noon to 1 p.m., at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Seth Dorn officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton.
Jeanette was born the daughter of Arthur and Hattie (Umland) Schoeffel Nov. 25, 1933, in the town of Oak Grove. She was a 1951 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. On May 11, 1957, she was united in marriage with Roger D. Klawitter at St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. Over the years Jeanette was employed at Jennifer’s and Ponderosa, then volunteered at Lakeview Nursing Home, and Hillside Manor.
She was a longtime member of St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam and served as a member of the ladies aid group. While she was raising her family, Jeanette enjoyed camping, gardening and canning. Most recently she liked to pass the time playing bingo and assembling puzzles.
Jeanette is survived by her three children, Susan (Duane) Brunn, Sandra (Rick) Apel, and Scott (Jenny) Klawitter, all of Beaver Dam; her brother, Harold Schoeffel of Juneau; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Dustin (Beth) Brunn and their son Ethan, Matthew (Kayla) Brunn, Cody (Whitney Herrera) Brunn and their daughter Raylee, Brian Apel, Steven Apel, Kelvin Apel and his daughter Laylah, Bryce (Saskia Alderden) Klawitter, Ellyce Klawitter, Grayce Klawitter and niece Carole Schuett. She is further survived by other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Katherine Schoeffel; husband, Roger, in 1983; sister and brother-in-law, Gertrude and Martin Schultz; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Schoeffel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, or to Hillside Manor Activity Fund.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the Hillside Manor staff for their loving care and patience shown to Jeanette throughout the years.