June 24, 1933 - July 10, 2016
Jean (Severin) Schmelter, 83, of Pilsen, passed away on July 10, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born June 24, 1933 in Kewaunee to the late Lester and Anne (Petrina) Severin. She married Ivan Schmelter on February 8, 1958; he predeceased her in death on December 8, 2015. Jean graduated from Kewaunee High School, obtained her teaching certificate from Door-Kewaunee Normal School and later received a Bachelor of Science Degree from UW-Oshkosh. She began her teaching career in a one-room school house and later taught for many years at Eisenhower Elementary School in Green Bay before retiring in 1990. Jean was an incredible cook and regularly used this passion to bring her family together for Sunday dinners. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and the wildlife at her home in Pilsen. Jean was an extremely thoughtful and generous person. She never missed a birthday or special event. Jean is survived by her two children; daughter, Beckie (Rock) Spahn, and son, Peter (Lisa) Schmelter; three grandchildren, Whitney (fiancé Matt) Spahn, Nick Spahn and Brooke (special friend Tom) Schmelter; one sister, Mary (Tony) DeGuelle; two brothers, Robert Severin and Henry (Shirley) Severin; two sisters-in-law, Cheryl Severin and Linda Severin; and many other family and friends. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Ivan; two brothers, Walter Severin and Roger Severin; one sister-in-law, Corrine Severin; and many other loved ones. Gathering of family and friends will be held from 3:00PM to 4:00PM on Friday, July 15, 2016 at St. Joseph-St. John Church, E860 State Highway 29, Pilsen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4:00PM with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating. A special thank you to all who helped Jean enjoy a blessed and joyful life. Jean always made a point to make others feel special and loved through her hand written cards and letters. In lieu of flowers and donations, please take the opportunity to mail a special note to someone in memory of Jean. .
Jean (Severin) Schmelter, 83, of Pilsen, passed away on July 10, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born June 24, 1933 in Kewaunee to the late Lester and Anne (Petrina) Severin. She married Ivan Schmelter on February 8, 1958; he predeceased... View Obituary & Service Information
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