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123 North Jackson Street
Cuba City, WI 53807
Phone: 608-744-2714
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Jeanette Schleifer

Jeanette A. Schleifer (Halvorson)

Sunday, August 7th, 1927 - Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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Benton, Wisconsin

Jeanette A. Schleifer, 91, of Benton, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, in her home. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Faith Lutheran Church in Cuba City with Rev. Jasmine Tesdahl officiating, with burial to follow in Shawnee Cemetery, New Diggings, Wisconsin.

Jeanette was born on August 7, 1927, in Whitewater, Wisconsin, to Arthur and Sarah (Marsh) Halvorson. She married John H. Schleifer on June 20, 1953, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. John preceded her in death on October 4, 1995.

Jeanette was raised by her aunts; Alice, Emma and Nettie, each of which were very special to her. Jeanette graduated from Wauwatosa High School. As a pioneer for her time, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, with a degree in physical education in 1951 where she received the nickname “Torchy” because of her flowing red hair. Jeanette taught PE at Oshkosh High School for two years and then taught for three years at the school now known as Jackie Robinson Middle School in Milwaukee. Jeanette and John moved from Milwaukee to Benton to start life anew in 1956. They prospered there making a great life for their family and enjoying their many friends.

Jeanette was at no loss for hobbies, as an expert quilter, making many beautiful quilts for her grandchildren, an avid card player, playing in the same card club for over 50 years, specializing in cribbage, bridge, euchre, Hearts, etc., a green thumb in the garden with beautiful flowers and hearty vegetables, an avid golfer on the links, a cheerful water-aerobics teacher and an excellent piano player.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruth (Andrew) Newman, Glenview, IL, Alicia (Tom) Wilson, Waunakee, WI, and Marion (Eric) Lovell, Benton, WI; a son, John Henry (Tina) Schleifer, Spirit Lake, IA; a sister, Ruth Binney, Oro Valley, AZ; eleven grandchildren, Paul (Allison), Elizabeth (fiancée Michael Kluczny) and Jonathan Newman, Holly (Samuel Seering), Hillary (Forrest Olson) and Hannah Wilson, and William (Mary) and Robert (Danielle) Schleifer, Alexis Fladseth, Dakota and Zach (fiancée Brittany Ginter) Lovell; and three great-grandchildren, Rosemary and Miranda Schleifer and Stephen Schleifer.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bob and a sister, Dorothy.

Memorial donations may be made to the Benton Community Fund, P.O. Box 253, Benton, WI 53803.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Casey Funeral Home-Cuba City
    123 N. Jackson St.
    CUBA CITY, WI 53807
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  • Service

    Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 1:00pm
    Faith Lutheran Church
    120 South Jefferson
    CUBA CITY, WI 53807
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    Rev. Jasmine Tesdahl
  • Interment

    Shawnee Cemetery
    SHULLSBURG, WI 53586


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Julie A Clough

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We are so sorry to hear the news! The Harris Family, Ruth,Julie,Bob,Laura,Lynne, and our familues. We loved Janet very much, with very fond memories!
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With love and heartfelt sympathy, Caroline and Bob Childers
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4 Generations of Schleifers, March 2014
Celebrating another soccer victory 11/12/2014
Jeanette in front of Halvorson house Walworth County Historic site June 2012
Jeanette's birthplace Whitewater, WI circa 1927
Jeanette "Torchy" Schleifer
4 generations of Schleifer's, October 2018
#1 fan, arrended all of our home games
90th birthday celebration
Jeanette with sisters NoraAnne & Ruth, and brother Bob - 1998
Jeanette roller skating 1995
Alicia's wedding - 1983
Jeanette with Wilson family 2014