OCONOMOWOC/ LAKELAND, FLA.
July 7, 1930 — April 15, 2015
Jeanette Kiefer-Kubly, 84, of Oconomowoc and Lakeland, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, while in hospice care at her home in Oconomowoc.
She was born on July 7, 1930, in Clyman, to Paul and Mabel (Kaul) Ninmann. She married Arthur Kiefer on February 12, 1949. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1993. She married Ernest Kubly on July 22, 2000, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2015.
Jeanette worked as a payroll clerk at Musebeck Shoe Co. in Oconomowoc for 40 years. She also served as a Sunday school teacher and superintendent at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Neosho for 24 years. She belonged to the Red Hatters, both in Oconomowoc and Lakeland, Fla. She and Art spent many weekends at their cottage in Mercer. She was able to tell you many of their fishing experiences and the big muskie she caught. They had many friends there. She and Ernie were snowbirds, spending six months in Wisconsin and six months in Florida. She enjoyed the good times and many friends she made over the years. She came from a family of 16 and was always eager to tell you stories of growing up with them and the good times they shared.
She enjoyed life to the fullest, whether it be traveling, listening to WTKM polka music, attending dances, playing dominoes or entertaining. She was always there to help wherever and whomever needed it.
Surviving are her siblings Lucille Moke, Theodore Ninmann, twin Ethel Leitzke, Arthur Ninmann, Hazel Kuepfer and Arlene Schuett. Also surviving is a special niece, Shirley Gimmel, and her husband Dennis, as well as nieces, nephews, and stepchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mabel Ninmann; siblings Myrtle Jaeckel, Evelyn Nehls, Paul Ninmann Jr., Betty Wolf, Richard Ninmann, Willard Ninmann, Hilbert Ninmann, Larry Ninmann and Ronald Ninmann.
Funeral services for Jeanette were held on Sunday, April 19, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc with Rev. Steven Pagels officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Neosho.
Memorials to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc would be appreciated.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown, 920-261-2218, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.