Jean M. Klahn, 74

Jean “Jeannie” “KaKa” M. Klahn (nee Roth), 74, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at The Kathy Hospice after a long journey with breast cancer. Her strength through it all is something to be admired.

She was born on April 16, 1939, to Melvin and Florence (nee Behr) Roth. She graduated from Glenbeaulah High School Class of 1957. She worked at Amity Leather, West Bend Co., Gehl Co., and Serigraph over the last 30 years. Jean will be remembered for her “extreme couponing” before it became popular. She enjoyed playing cribbage and sheepshead, and loved giving hugs and filling a room with her laughter. Above all, she cherished the time spent with her grandchildren.

Jean is survived by her children, Paul (Patrice) Klahn and AmyJo (T.J.) Wahouske; grandchildren, Jack and Morgan Wahouske and Justin (Vanessa) Klahn; great-grandchildren, Alicia, Abel, and Angelo; siblings, Darlene, Ronnie (Linda), Bonnie (Dave), Steven (BillieJo), Pam, and Jenny; and sister-in-law, Evelyn. She is further survived by other relatives and many dear friends.

A sharing of memories and special music will take place on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend). A gathering of family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 1 from 4-6 p.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of The Kathy Hospice, Dr. Cameron and her nurse Stephie, Dr. Johnstone and her staff for their compassionate and loving care.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 /