Born in Whitewater on July 30, 1925 to the late Emma and Charles Kitzman, she is survived by her children, Eleanor Kay (Dean) Amhaus, Richard (Laurie), and Robert (Kathleen). Jeanette was also the much-loved grandma to Rena, Andrew, Christopher and Nicholas, and great-grandma to Doran and Adara.
The seventh of nine children, she and her siblings shared a life-long passion for cut-throat card games and a love of music. After her retirement from UW-Whitewater in the late 1980’s, she became an avid quilter and expert nickel slot machine player. The last surviving member of her large family, she was also preceded in death by her husband of almost sixty-eight years, Eugene.
A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Congregational Church 133 S. Franklin St. Whitewater, WI., with the viewing at 10:30. Burial to follow at Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater, WI.
Memorials to the Congregational Church would be appreciated.
The family would like to thank the staff of Allay Hospice of Waterford, WI.
The Nitardy Funeral Home, Whitewater, WI is assisting the family, www.nitardyfuneralhome.com