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Jeannie TechlinOctober 29, 2017
Jeannie Helen (Kempf) Techlin passed into the loving arms of Jesus Sunday, October 29, 2017 following a brief illness. She was 76 years old.
Jeannie was born to Donald and Helen (Dempsey) Kempf at home in Bear Creek township, WI on January 31, 1941.
She married the love of her life, Kenneth Techlin at Fort Lewis, WA on March 12, 1962. They celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary in March.
She was a proud graduate of Clintonville High School, class of 1959. She held a variety of jobs including those at St. Joseph’s Residency and Black Creek Cheese Factory. Her most important job was taking care of the family where in later years she enjoyed taking care of the grandchildren.
She was a member of St John Catholic Church in Little Chute. Praying the Rosary daily was a very important part of her faith.
She loved her family, gardening, reading, travelling out of state to visit family and see sites along the way. She was the family historian and knew family genealogy back to the 1600’s. She was proud of her Irish heritage. She loved many types of music. Some that would bring a sparkle to her eyes and a dance to her step were bagpipe music, Elvis, Freddie Fender and Johnny Cash.
Jeannie is survived by her husband Kenneth and 3 daughters. Victoria (Robert) Snyder, Platteville; Ann Marie Techlin, Little Chute; Lisa (Joseph) Priebe, Oneida. Six grandchildren: Ashley Snyder, Alexander Snyder, Samantha Priebe (Josh Kaczmarowski), Steven Priebe, Nicholas Priebe and Sadie Priebe. One great-grand daughter, Trinity Kaczmarowski.
She is survived by 3 siblings: Kendal Kempf (special friend Barbara Peters) Clintonville; Niona (Vernon) Sasse, Hortonville; Patricia Lodes, Fox Crossing.
Her brothers and sisters-in-law: Larry (Darlene) Techlin, Appleton; Cheryl (Jim) Van De Leygraaf, Kaukauna; Dennis (Phyllis) Techlin, Freedom; Bonnie (Carey) Miller, Kimberly; Julie Vosters, Little Chute; Keith (Gail) Techlin, Little Chute; Jeanne Kortz, Little Chute; Debbie Techlin, Appleton; Randy Techlin, Appleton; Renee (Tim) Bolwerk, Kaukauna; Jim (Cara) Techlin, Little Chute.
An uncle Byron George (Earline) Kempf, Batesville, AR and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, in-laws, Wilbert and Bernice Techlin, uncles Hiram Kempf and Martin Dempsey, aunt Alice (Royce) Young, and in-laws Gert Kempf and Ed Lodes.
Visitation will be held at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 101 Canal Street, Little Chute, on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service to follow. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute. A visitation will be held on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church. Interment will be in St Mary’s Cemetery, Bear Creek to follow. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.
You showed us how to have strength when we felt we couldn’t take another step.
You showed us to turn to God and pray when we didn’t have the answer.
You held us with your warm embrace and showed us how to love with grace.
You showed us to laugh through the hardest of tears and showed us we would be okay long after you weren’t here.
Very well done, Jeannie (Mom)