Obituary: Jean Marie “Jeannie” Wery

June 7, 1943 – March 9, 2020

Jean Marie “Jeannie” Wery, 76, of Union died at her home, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with ALS. She was born in Green Bay to Julius and Hazel (Renier) Baudhuin. 

On Feb. 10, 1962, she married James G. Wery in Namur. He died April 5, 2018.

Jeannie was a waitress for 22 years, working at the Country Kitchen, Brussels Countryside Diner, Wanda Jean’s, Belgian Delight and Curly’s Country Aire. Jeannie had the special gift of conversation and could talk to anyone, even if she had just met them. She enjoyed gardening and canning.  Jeannie loved “all things purple”; her dog, Macy; and especially her grandchildren.

Jeannie is survived by five children, Michael Wery, Milwaukee Wanda (fiancé, Charles Lucas) Hillsabeck, Sturgeon Bay, Kevin Wery, Boston, Massachusetts, Jamie (Lonnie) Wery, Scottsburg, Indiana, Ryan (Jodi) Wery, Brussels; six grandchildren, Melissa (Chris) Joppe, Nicole (Sontosh) Dellise-Tumkur, Ashley (Taylor) Bley, Lexi Wery, Jackson Wery, and Austin Wery; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Sophia Joppe; one brother, Reggie (Nikki) Baudhuin, Brussels; one brother-in-law, Ken (special friend, Suzanne Piette) Wery, Green Bay. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jim (Deloris) Baudhuin; one sister-in-law, Marilee Wery.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 14, 11 am, at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels, with Rev. Edward Looney officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary of the Snow Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Friday, March 13, 2-7 pm, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay; and March 14, 10-11 am, at the church. A prayer service will be held March 13, 7 pm, at the funeral home.  

Special thanks to the many caregivers: Margie, Janet, Morgan, Valerie, JoAnn, Nickki, Dawn, Vicki, Dave and Sue; St. Vincent’s Home Health; ALS Clinic; and the Compassus Hospice Home Health caregivers: Tonya, Brandi, Robin, Craig and Andrea.

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