Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Jeanne Schewe
March 23, 1938 - February 17, 2018 (Age 79)
Watertown, WI
Service: February 22, 2018
Jeanne Schewe
The Lord took home Jeanne Schewe, 79, of Watertown, on Saturday, February 17, 2018.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Anthony Schultz officiating. Burial will take place on Friday at Arlington Park in Milwaukee. Family and friends may gather at the church on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to Luther Preparatory School or St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
D. Jeanne Gretta was born on March 23, 1938 in Keisterville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Adam and Suzanna (nee Strauch) Gretta. She was a 1956 graduate of South High School in Cleveland, Ohio where she was Valedictorian. She received her Bachelor’s Degree with a Major in Education and a Minor in Music from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Jeanne had been employed as a teacher at Racine Lutheran High School, where she met her future husband. On June 22, 1963 she was united in marriage to Harold Schewe in Milwaukee. Jeanne had been employed at numerous other high schools, including Lutheran Preparatory School and Watertown schools. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Watertown where she headed Sunday School for eight years and was their Chief Librarian. Through her love of genealogy, she found and visited relatives and communicated with them in Slovakia. Jeanne had a strong interest in Slovakia. She taught ESL for two and a half years in the Czech Republic through Thoughts of Faith as well as taught Vacation Bible School for three summers in Ukraine and one summer in Latvia. Her love of music and her musical talent was passed on to her grandchildren. Most of all, Jeanne loved being a grandma. Spending time with her grandchildren and attending their many events kept her busy and joyful, with her eight grandchildren attending Luther Prep.
Jeanne is survived by her husband, Harold Schewe of Watertown; children, Greta Konradt of Neustadt/Weinstrasse, Germany, Mark (Victoria) Schewe of Clovis, California and Krista (Jeffrey) Mittelstadt of Lake Elmo, Minnesota; grandchildren, Hanna Konradt, Sara Konradt, Rachel Schewe, Emily Schewe, Joel Schewe, Abigail Schewe, Hannah Schewe, Alana Mittelstadt, Chloe Mittelstadt, Josiah Mittelstadt, Jedidiah Mittelstadt, Jonah Mittelstadt and Jerusha Mittelstadt; siblings, Alma Manuzak , and Richard Gretta both of Cleveland, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Jean Gretta, Melanie Herge and Gayle Gretta as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings: George Gretta, Helen Kukasky, John Gretta, Frank Gretta, Evelyn Pantages, Melvin Gretta, Robert Gretta, , and James Gretta.
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