Jeanne L. Protzman, 87
Mrs. Jeanne L. Protzman, of Port Washington, passed away Tuesday
morning, Sept. 20, 2011, at Luther Manor at River Oaks in Mequon. She
was 87 years old.
Jeanne was born March 1, 1924, in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of
Raymond and Amanda Larsen Leffingwell. On Aug. 24, 1945, she was
united in marriage with LeRoy Protzman at First Presbyterian Church
in Glen Falls, N.Y. He preceded her in death in 2000. The couple
moved to Port Washington in the late 1980s, and enjoyed summering in
Jacksonport in Door County. Jeanne was a member of the Port
Washington Garden Club, and volunteered at the Food Pantry, Pebble
House and Ozaukee County Humane Society. She enjoyed gardening and
spending time with her family, kids and dogs.
Jeanne is survived by her children, Carol (Robert) Mueller of
Whitefish Bay, Thomas Protzman of Green Bay, Jeffrey (Sherri)
Protzman of Salt Lake City and Christopher (Debbie) Protzman of
Maryville, Tenn. She is further survived by her daughter-in-law, Sue
Protzman of Green Bay; grandchildren, Stacy (Rob) McNeil, Zachary
Protzman, Nathaniel (Kari) and Alexis Mueller, and Benjamin and Corey
Protzman; great-grandchildren, Madeline, Max and Claire McNeil; other
relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy; and their son, Robert.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, at
Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington. Pastor
Franz Rigert will officiate. The family will receive visitors at the
funeral home on Friday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Due to road construction, off of Interstate 43, exit on Highway 32/V
(Exit 93) towards Port Washington. Follow Highway 32, which becomes
Spring Street, to stop lights at Grand Avenue. Turn left and continue
to the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ozaukee Humane
Society. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is assisting the
family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at