Mary ‘Jeanne’ Kreilkamp, 68

Mary "Jeanne" Kreilkamp (nee Wenninger), 68, of West Bend, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, surrounded by her family at home.

Jeanne was born on March 9, 1942, to Vincent and Mary (nee McConville) Wenninger in Milwaukee. The family moved to Hartford where she attended St. Killian’s grade school and Hartford Union High School, class of 1960. She then attended St. Mary’s Nursing School in Madison and graduated in 1963. Jeanne married John on Aug. 1, 1964, and the couple lived in West Bend for four years, then moved to Allenton. She worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend for over 25 years and then was the vice president of safety for the family business Kreilkamp Trucking. Jeanne enjoyed sewing, cooking and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of the Allenton Area Advancement Association, the past president of Washington County Historical Society, past president of Honors Inc. at Slinger High School and past president of United Way of Washington County.

Jeanne is survived by her husband, John; children, Michael (Katie), Timothy (Rita) and Amanda (Mike) Kirk. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Courtney (Dustin) Gundrum, Chandler, Liz, Jakob, Luke, Sophia and Ava; step-grandchildren, Angie and David Asmus; step-great-granddaughter, Maeve Asmus; siblings, Marcia (Dick) Wallber, Peggy (Lee) Brunner, Fred Wenninger and Jim (Terri) Wenninger; brother-in-law, Dale (Verla) Kreilkamp; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gerald Wenninger.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Resurrection Catholic Church, 215 Main St., Allenton, with the Rev. Joseph Dominic presiding. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church only on Friday, Nov. 12, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with additional visitation on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Memorials are appreciated to the Jeanne Kreilkamp Lyme Research Fund, 6487 Hwy 175, Allenton, WI 53002.

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

A special thank you to the ICU nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Cedar Hospice, Dr. Gary Herdrich, Dr. Larry Sullivan and Dr. Steve Meress of Fond du Lac, all the nurses who cared for Jeanne at home from First Med and a special care giver, Cindy Mandshir.

Jeanne believed that Chronic Lyme Disease led to her condition of ALS.