Obit: Packenham, Jeanne M. (1946 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bucher, Klemm, Morrison, Packenham, Schabel, Smolinski, Wiese

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 4/09/2015

Packenham, Jeanne M. (Klemm) (15 SEP 1946 - 5 APR 2015)

Jeanne M. Packenham, 68, town of Rib Lake, died on Sunday, April 5 at UW Hospital in Madison, where she was taken earlier that day by ambulance.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Rib Lake, with Father Otto Bucher officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake. Pallbearers will be Brad Wiese, and Brad, Kevin, Doug and Jay Klemm.

Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

The former Jeanne Klemm was born on Sept. 15, 1946 in Medford to the late Ernest and Margaret (Schabel) Klemm. She attended Sunny Knoll School in the town of Greenwood, was a 1964 graduate of Rib Lake High School, attended Taylor County Teachers College in Medford, and received a degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

On Sept. 7, 1968 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey, she married James "Jim" R. Packenham, who survives. She taught elementary school at Edgar and Pewaukee school districts until 1971. They resided and farmed in the town of Rib Lake from 1971 to the present.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, reading and trips to the casino.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two children, Todd (Teri) Packenham of Rib Lake and Wendy (Brad) Wiese of the town of Holway; a brother, Irving "Buck" Klemm of Pier Willow; and four grandchildren, Jeffrey and Abby Packenham and Dereck and Jared Wiese.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Yvonne Smolinski, Arlene Morrison, Bernard "Bunny" Klemm and Shirley Klemm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be given to the family for future designation.

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