Jennipher J. Cory

The angels in Heaven welcomed Jennipher J. Cory, 32, of West Bend, home on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005.

Jennipher was born on Dec. 20, 1973 in Beaver Dam to Catherine J. Laurin (nee Cory), and was raised in the Fond du Lac area.

After high school, Jennipher went on to college to advance her education in biology in Mesa, Ariz..

She loved to travel and was always the first one to be anxiously packed for a road trip.

When she walked into a room, her vibrant personality and love for life was reflected through the grandest of smiles on the faces of those she encountered.

Jennipher loved to devote her time to the outdoors by gardening and volunteering at the Cedar Creek Organic Gardens.

She will be forever remembered and loved by her precious children, Andrew and Elizabeth; her loving fiancé, Robert A. Gilbert of West Bend; her dear mother, Catherine J. "Cathy" Laurin; her treasured siblings, Erik Lange and his wife, Julie, of Jackson and Heather Mezera and her husband, Tim, of Slinger; her cherished nieces and nephews, Robert, Alyssa, Amanda and Nicodemus Mezera; and her adored grandmother, Helen Bigelow of Salt Lake City, Utah.

She will also be deeply missed by her feline companion, "Mindy;" her special friends, Jill Tsuzuki, Megan Newsom, Lisa Randolph, Nancy Windorff, Judy Pavelka and Elmer Karl; other special relatives, and many other dear friends.

Jennipher is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Harry Bigelow.

A funeral service to honor the life of Jennipher will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 6 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 4860 Arthur Road, Slinger, with Rev. Richard F. Lawrence officiating.

Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Wednesday at the church only from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to extend their sincere appreciation for memorials that are offered to her children’s educational fund.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.