Jean was born in Dixie, West Virginia on January 18, 1941, to Lawrence Cogar and Arbutus McGonigal. She was 13 when she moved to Whitewater, WI. On February 20, 1960, she married the love of her life, Dale Truman at Whitewater Bible Church. Jean worked at Schultz Bros. for 10 years. In 1989 she went to work at Walmart until her retirement. In 2009 they moved to Fort Atkinson. She loved the Packers, sewing, and crafts. She especially loved spending time with all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jean is survived by her daughter, Vickey (Ed) Stauff, East Troy, WI, son Jeffrey (Kristine) Truman, Fort Atkinson; grandchildren, Nathan Stauff, Nicholas (Kim) Stauff, Jessica Strang, Amanda (Max) Zastrow, Emilee Truman; great-grandchildren, Paige and Riley Stauff, Harrison and Eillee Stauff, Elliott and Asher Strang,; nephews nieces and other relatives and friends. Jean was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Kenny Cogar; sister, Juanita Colson. As per her wishes, there will be no formal memorial service. A family celebration of Jean’s life will take place at a later date.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family, www.nitardyfuneralhome.com