Jean Marie Winkler
Jean Marie Winkler, nee Garbisch, of West Bend, was graciously welcomed through the gates of heaven on Monday, June 11, 2007, after 58 years of life.
Jean was born on July 15, 1948 to Harold Paul and Betty Jane (nee Roeber) Garbisch in Jack-son, where she was also raised.
She attended Davidís Star Grade School, and then Wiscon-sin Lutheran High School.
Jean was a dedicated employee for 18 honorable years at West Bend Mutual in personal lines/teleprocessing.
In her free time, Jean loved offering her support and love to her grandchildren through at-tending the wide variety of activities they were involved in and being their No. 1 fan.
She also enjoyed gardening and relaxing poolside with her cherished family and dear friends.
Jean has left an everlasting impression in the hearts of her treasured children, Nicole (Bill) Benson and their children, Kullen, Cassidy and Delaney; Rochelle (Chris) Pratt and their children, Alexandra and Maddox; Jenelle Winkler (Tom Halton) and their children, Baxley and Violet; and Staci (Glenn) Waechter and their child, Brylie; G. Chris Winkler, whom will always be the loving father of her children; and her siblings, Glenn (Sue) Gar-bisch, Joan Aabye, Dale Garbisch, Gary (Bonnie) Garbisch, Debbie (Scott) Jensen, and Lori Monosso (Brad Brancel).
She will also be deeply missed by nieces, nephews, other very special relatives and many close friends.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Betty Garbisch; two brothers-in-law; and one nephew.
A funeral service in memory of Jean will be held on Friday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend.
Family will greet visitors on Friday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 6 p.m.
Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend.
The family would like to extend their appreciation for memorials that are offered in lieu of flowers to the American Heart Association, 795 N. VanBuren, Milwaukee, WI 53202.