Jeanne Helen Meer

Dec. 12, 1929 - Oct. 3, 2011

Jeanne Helen Meer of Waukesha died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Waukesha Springs at the age of 81. Jeanne was born Dec. 12, 1929, a daughter of Winfried and Esther Brenner.

Jeanne was active all her life. She loved teaching kindergarten as a profession. Her other interests included bridge, dartball, bowling, swimming, crossword puzzles and Scrabble. She always wanted to brighten the day for others with a song, a piece of candy or some special trinket she had found. She very much loved spending time with her family and friends and was always willing to offer a helping hand. Jeanne was a lifelong member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was active in various groups.

Jeanne will be dearly missed by her children, Wendy (Don) Dittmar and Michael (Monica) Meer; grandchildren, Emily and Kathryn Dittmar, Anna (Zach) Kirchenwitz and Madelaine and Jacob Meer; great-granddaughter, Jacey; sister, Marion (Robert) Audley; sisters-in-law, Rose and Jean Meer; and special friends, Shirley Druley and Theresa Williams. Jeanne is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and her parents.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday, Oct. 8, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Larry Gates will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jeanne’s name are appreciated to the Trinity Lutheran School (address above).

The family would especially like to thank the health care providers at Purity Dialysis Center and the caregivers at Waukesha Springs Rehabilitation Center for all they did for Jeanne.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.