Jeanne H. Ciriacks, 79

Jeanne Ciriacks of the town of Saukville passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon. She was 79 years old.

Jeanne was born in West Bend on March 28, 1934, daughter of Oscar and Harriet Vande Berg Kocher. On Dec. 30, 1950, she married William J. Ciriacks at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg. The couple had several businesses that they worked together including Lakeland Metal. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg and Concept Therapy. Jeanne enjoyed watching westerns, listening to 1940's-era music and loved to read history books.

She is survived by her four children, Jane (Tom) Cain of Sheboygan, Julie Kremer (special friend ThomasJoel) of Sacramento, Calif., Bill (Sharon) Ciriacks of West Bend and Jeff Ciriacks of Saukville. She is further survived by 11 grandchildren, Michael (Ali) Cain, Matthew (Stephanie) Cain, and Andrew (Hilary) Cain, Bryan and Ben Kremer, Stephanie and Alec Ciriacks, Mollie and Matthew Werner, Teanna (Wes) Bottoff and Lyndsey Ciriacks; six great-grandchildren, Marlowe, Samuel and Abigail Cain, Max and Claire Woodson, and Mason Bottoff; her sisters-in-law, Margaret (Ralph) Goeden-Chapman of West Bend and Nancy Ciriacks of Saukville; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband William, her grandson Dylan Ciriacks, her daughter-inlaw Nancy Ciriacks and two sisters, Olive Saueressig and Delores Austin.

In accordance to Jeanne’s wishes, private family services will be held. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at

“… Then steal away, give little warning. Say not good night; but in some brighter clime, bid me good morning.”

— A.L. Barbauld