Wilma I. Vreeland,
Wilma I. Vreeland, nee Sabatke, of Jackson died on Sunday, Dec. 15,
2013, at her home at the age of 97 years. She was born on June 9, 1916,
in Boyceville to the late Otto and Theresa (nee Vandenberg) Sabatke.
Wilma grew up on the family farm, attending local schools and graduated
from Boyceville High School.
Following her marriage to Robert Vreeland on Sept. 12, 1936, in
Milwaukee, the couple settled in Milwaukee. Following Robert’s death on
Sept. 12, 1973, Wilma moved to Jackson where she made her home up to the
time of her passing.
She was an avid seamstress and enjoyed crocheting and quilting. Wilma
also loved baking cookies for her grandchildren, and later, her
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Amarath and White
Survivors include two children Jerold (Joan) Vreeland of Wauwatosa and
Cheryl Jeske (special friend Al Fahrenkrug) of Jackson; seven
grandchildren Lorie (Paul) Lorbiecki, Katherine (Chris) Savignac, Jerold
Jr. “Jay,” Jason (Naomi), Paul Jeske Jr. (special friend Sandy Packer),
Annette (Ron) Dorzok and James (Angie) Jeske; 17 great-grandchildren;
seven great great- grandchildren; one sister Marjorie Ledlove of Tuscon,
Ariz.; three sisters-in-law Doris Sabatke of Menomonie, Billie Sabatke
of Oxford, Ala., and Lois Sabatke of Rhinelander; and nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one
daughter, Bonnie, one son-in-law, Paul Jeske Sr., and three brothers
Lloyd, Edward and Orville Sabatke.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m. at Christ
Lutheran Church with the Rev. Charles Turbin officiating. Burial
following in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Milwaukee. Visitation will be at
the church only on Friday from 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Memorials
The Schmidt Funeral Home of Jackson is serving the family. Online
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