Virginia R. ‘Jeanne’ Gassert, 87

Virginia R. Gassert (nee Lee) entered eternal life on Monday, June 3, 2013, at the age of 87.

Jeanne, as she preferred to be called, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she grew up and met her husband, Joseph C. Gassert, a naval engineer from Milwaukee, during World War II. They were married shortly after the war ended and she spent most of the next 37 years in New York, except for two years in California while her husband served in the Korean War.

While they raised their three children in a suburb of New York, Jeanne was active in politics, working on local, state and national campaigns. She also worked periodically as a legal secretary. In 1982, Jeanne and Joe moved to Marietta, Ga., where they were members of St. Anne’s Parish and then to Roswell, Ga., where they both attended St. Peter Chanel. A few years after Joe’s passing, Jeanne moved to Mequon in 2005.

She loved to entertain family and friends, travel and play cards, and will be remembered for her gracious manner, and her kind and generous heart.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Joe, and many other family members.

She is survived by her children, Jim (Dave Nann) Gassert of Doylestown, Pa., Joe (Terri) Gassert of Mequon and Jinger (Beau) Stubbs of Roswell, Ga. She is also survived by grandchildren, JoAnne (Tom) Matson of White Salmon, Wash., Gregg (Mimi) Gassert of Minnetonka, Minn., David (Bille) Stubbs of Jackson Hole, Wyo., Emily Gassert of Seattle and Mike Gassert of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and eight great-grandchildren and other family and friends.

Visitation will be held at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Roswell, Ga., from 9:30 a.m. to at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, followed by a Mass at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Catholic parish or charity of your choice.

The Schramka-Densow Funeral Home in Thiensville assisted the family. Online condolences can be sent to the family at