Jennifer Jean (nee Heidel) Semmann

Jennifer Jean (nee Heidel) Semmann of Grafton, died suddenly at the age of 43 and entered into eternal life on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 while surrounded by her devoted husband and their beloved daughters.

She was born on Jan. 26, 1964 in Port Washington, daughter of Jeanne (nee Bintzler) and the late Wayne Heidel.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, in Cedarburg.

A funeral service to honor Jennifer will follow visitation. A committal service will take place after the funeral service at Immanuel Cemetery on Mill Road (town of Jackson), with Dr. Rev. Janis Kinens officiating.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.

Jennifer married Mark Semmann on Aug. 8, 1992. They celebrated a beautiful marriage of 15 years.

Jennifer and Mark were blessed with two loving daughters, Elizabeth Jean, 14, and Christina Joan, 12.

The Semmann family enjoyed many trips to the family’s cabin in Cavour and a spring trip to Mexico. Jennifer and Mark loved traveling across Wisconsin on their motorcycle.

Jennifer graduated from UW-Whitewater with a degree in education. She began her teaching career in the Milwaukee Public School District and also taught at Kennedy Middle School in Germantown.

After obtaining her master’s degree from Cardinal Stritch, she accepted the position of assistant principal at Webster Transitional School in Cedarburg. For the past seven years, she has been the principal at MacArthur Elementary School in Germantown.

In addition to being dedicated to her family and career, Jennifer found time to enjoy gardening, golf, creating I-movies for her family, friends and her 25th class reunion from Germantown High School.

Jennifer also served as secretary of the Wayne Heidel Foundation, which was established in memory of her father to provide educational scholarships for area students.

Jennifer is survived by her husband Mark; daughters Elizabeth and Christina; mother Jeanne Heidel; sisters Renee (Wally) Miller and Tricia (Jeff) Harte; grandparents Harry and Jean Sciezor; mother-in-law Joan Semmann; sister-in-law Kathy (Jerry) Wolfgram; and brother-in-law Steven (Andrea) Semmann. Jennifer is also survived by nieces Megan (fiancˇ Felipe Vega), Alaina and Ashley Miller, Alexis and Taylor Harte; nephews Jacob, Zachary and Noah Semmann; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Advent Lutheran Church or the Jennifer Semmann Fund are appreciated.

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