Sylvia E. Jeske, age 93 of the Town of Matteson, Waupaca County, passed away on Tuesday morning March 24, 2020 at Maple Lane Health Services in the Town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County following a brief illness.
Sylvia Elaine Zahn was born on June 27, 1926 in Shawano as the daughter of the late Albert and Meta (Viergutz) Zahn. She grew up in Hermansfort where she was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Sylvia married her sweetheart, Mark Jeske on June 19, 1948 at St. John’s. The couple operated a dairy farm in the Town of Matteson and became members of Zion Lutheran Church in Embarrass. Sylvia volunteered a lot at church and enjoyed making new friends while volunteering her time at thrift stores in both Shawano and Green Bay for over 28 years. Aside from her faith and family, one of her favorite ways to pass the time was doing embroidery; especially making dish towels. Sylvia loved sharing the fruits of her labor with family and friends.
Survivors include: Her Daughter: Lois (Dan) Stueck.
Grandchildren: Joe (Stacie) Stueck, Carrie (Patrick) Buechler, Tony (Heather Ritchie) Jeske, & Katie (Jake) Bohm.
Great-Grandchildren: Hunter Stueck, Gabe, Skye, Hudson, and Brooks Bohm, Erika and Max Oreskovich, Emily (Fiance Andy) Buechler.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Mark in 1996, her son James “Jim” Jeske, a brother Leo (Leona) Zahn, and a sister Della (Wallace) Pautz.
Sylvia’s family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Maple Lane and ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the excellent care she received.
Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, Sylvia will be laid to rest in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Embarrass privately and a public memorial service will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Embarrass at a later date. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is entrusted with her arrangements. www.eberhardtstevenson.com
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