Obit: Morgan, Jeanette M. (1921 - 2009)
Morgan, Bethke, Zank, Eloranta, Hong, Maclean, Culberson,
Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 28
Jeanette M. (17 Aug. 1921 - 26 Dec. 2009)
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
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.
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.
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.
will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2000, at the
donations may be directed to the Thorp Public Library, 401 South
Conway Street, Thorp WI, 54771, in Jeanette's memory.
condolences may be directed to www.cuddiefh.com
Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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