Obit: Morgan, Jeanette M. (1921 - 2009)



Surnames: Morgan, Bethke, Zank, Eloranta, Hong, Maclean, Culberson, Morgan-Rosen, Crandall 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 28 Dec. 2009 

Morgan, Jeanette M. (17 Aug. 1921 - 26 Dec. 2009) 

Jeanette M. Morgan, 88, of Thorp died of natural causes Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, in Stanley. 

She was born Aug. 17, 1921, in Augusta, the daughter of Julius and Amanda (Bethke) Zank. She grew up in the area and graduated from Augusta High School in 1939. Jeanette married Julius Morgan Nov. 23, 1949, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Augusta. 

She was a highly respected high school educator at several local high schools including: Ladysmith, Gilman, Stanley and Thorp. She retired in 1983 after 33 years of teaching. In addition, as a result of a family tragedy in December 1968, she raised 10 children on her own. 

Jeanette enjoyed raising her children, playing bridge, completing crossword puzzles and walking. She was an active member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig's Parish, the Wisconsin Education Association, and the Morgan Plaza Board. 

She is survived by her children: Ken (Judi) Morgan of Spokane, Wash.; Dave (Sue) Morgan of West Bend; Richard Morgan of Nekoosa; Joan (Wayne) Eloranta of Owen; Mark (Hong) Morgan of Portage; Thomas Morgan of Thorp; Carol (Scott) MacLean of Asheville, N.C.; Jean Culberson of Mount Horeb; Janet (Eric) Morgan-Rosen of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, and James (Kelly) Morgan of Hudson; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Jeanette is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Julius; her brothers: Earl, Alton and Owen Zank; and her sister, Lorraine Crandall. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church in Thorp. Inurnment will follow in St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2000, at the church. 

Memorial donations may be directed to the Thorp Public Library, 401 South Conway Street, Thorp WI, 54771, in Jeanette's memory. 

Online condolences may be directed to 

Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 



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