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Jeanne H. Henry

June 5, 1922 — December 20, 2019

Jeanne H. Henry passed away on December 20, 2019 at the age of 97 years.

She was born Jeanne Louise Hunt in Fostoria, OH on June 5,1922. Predeceased by her parents Robert McNeill and Clytia Isabel (nee Weislogel) Hunt and siblings Isabel (Robert) Wilson and Charles (Elva) Hunt as well as her late husband Frederick W. (Fritz) Henry. She is survived by her sons Robert, David (Mary Kate) and Donald, six grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

The family moved around Wisconsin living at times on the farm in Lodi, on Beaver Lake in Hartland and at several locations in and around Milwaukee. Widowed in 1976 Jeanne moved to Portage where she resided until her retirement. She then spent a few years touring the country in a motorhome until she settled for another 20 years in Bradenton, FL. In 2005 she moved back to the Lake Country area of Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

She was proud to have served in the Navy as a Telegrapher from 1943-46 and returned to service in the Navy Reserve from 1950-54. Her life was full of personal adventure. She got her pilot’s license on the GI bill and attained her multi engine rating even flying some commercial flights before taking a job as a flight attendant for Wisconsin Central Airlines in Madison, WI where she met Fritz. She also worked for the Civil Aeronautics Association. Her life on the farm in Lodi included caring for a herd of Black Angus cattle. Her later career was spent as a secretary to Sheldon Lubar of Lubar & Co., Milwaukee, WI and she retired as office manager at Moxness Medical in Portage, WI.

After retirement she sold her home and packed into the motorhome traveling from Wisconsin to Florida up the east coast to Nova Scotia and west to Texas before settling down in Bradenton, FL. In Bradenton she was active in the Episcopal Church and her local chapter of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association.


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