Jenny Holle (nee Bartol)
Nov. 3, 1919 — June 13, 2016
Jenny Holle (nee Bartol) passed away peacefully on June 13, 2016, in Oconomowoc.
A lifelong practitioner of health and wellness, Jenny enjoyed 96 years of remarkable health and independence until suffering a set of strokes in the weeks preceding her death.
Jenny was born November 3, 1919, to Slovenia immigrants John and Mary (nee Gornick) Bartol in Aurora, Minn. Jenny left Aurora to attend secretarial school in St. Paul, Minn., and later began work in the advertising department of the Milwaukee Journal, where she met her future husband, Stafford O. Holle.
In 1947, Jenny married Stafford, a widower with four sons. At which time, Jenny moved to Oconomowoc and lived on Upper Nemahbin Lake until 2013, when she moved to an independent living apartment at Shorehaven in Oconomowoc.
Jenny was preceded in death by her husband, Stafford O. Holle; stepsons Stafford Jr. and Stuart; brothers Henry, Tony and Frank; and sisters Juliana and Mae.
Jenny is survived by stepsons Roy Holle of Oconomowoc and Lee Holle of Marco Island, Fla.; brother Thomas Bartol (MaryAnn), and sister Helen Marciniak, both of Aurora, Minn.; and many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Jenny’s family and friends will remember her as an avid reader who studied a wide variety of subjects.
Jenny was known to listen to talk radio at all hours of the day and night, enjoyed polka music, and had a great sense of humor.
Services for Jenny will be held at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 E. Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, on Wednesday, June 22, with visitation from 9 am to 11 am, and a service at 11 am. Burial will be at Summit Cemetery immediately following.
Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.