Obit: Culton, Jeanette Leanora (1938 - 2004)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)


Jeanette Leanora Culton, age 66, of Neillsville, passed away on Sept. 9, 2004, at her home in the Township of Levis.

Jeanette was born on Jan. 2, 1938 the daughter of Daniel and Ada (Fitzpatrick) Deegan in Watertown. She grew up in Greenwood and attended Greenwood schools. After her schooling she moved to Whitewater and worked for the Electronics Corporation. She met and later married Dean Culton on June 27, 1959. They continued to live in Whitewater until 1970 when they moved to Greenwood where they lived until 1978. Jeanette worked at the Neillsville Foundry during that time until they decided to move back to Whitewater. While in Whitewater they owned Jan and Dean's Restaurant. In 1987 they moved to their current home on Poertner Rd in the Township of Levis. Jeanette worked in home care service. She enjoyed gambling, blackjack, her flowerbeds, fishing and most recently Yahtzee.

Surviving Jeanette is her husband, Dean; her sons, Anthony Culton, Alan (Vivian) Culton and her daughter Sherry (Ron) Scheel, all of Neillsville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; Tory, Danny, Brandi, Brian, Jasmine, Danessa, Emma, and K'Lynn; six brothers, Robert (Pauline) Deegan, of Ladysmith; Lewis (Connie) Deegan, of Withee; Daniel Deegan of Newville; James (JoAnn) Deegan of Jefferson; Donald (Debbie) Deegan and Ronald (Lauri) Deegan, both of Whitewater; four sisters, Mary Shilt of Unity; Rose (Terry) Krance, of Milton; Betty (Ronald) Shilt, of Whitewater; and Shirley (Richard) Kilpen, of Whitewater; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Jeanette in death are her parents, a sister, a brother and one nephew.

Funeral services for Jeanette were held Sept. 13, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Burial was in the Columbia Cemetery. (In the township of Hewett.)

Serving as casket bearers were Tory Culton, Rodney Johnson, Roland Meisser, Cory Shilt, Todd Thomason, and Tom Thomason.

The Gesche Funeral Home of Neillsville assisted Jeanette's family with the arrangements.



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