Jean A. Eernisse, 88
July 17, 1927 — Nov. 13, 2015
Jean Eernisse, age 88 years, of Port Washington, formerly of Cedarburg and Grafton, passed away Friday evening, Nov. 13, 2015, at Lawlis Hospice in Mequon. She was born July 17, 1927, in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Herbert and Erna (nee Theel) Tolksdorf. Jean grew up in Milwaukee, graduating from Washington High School and then attending beauty school.
After moving to Grafton in 1948, she met Donald Eernisse and married him on Oct. 1, 1949, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. He preceded her in death in 2009. Jean opened her first style salon in Grafton in 1949, later moving to Cedarburg, where she owned and operated Jean’s Style Salon for 50 years.
Jean loved gardening, scrapbooking, traveling, card playing and entertaining her family and friends.
Survivors include her four children, Donna (Jim) Gunderson of Wautoma, Pamela (Larry) Beverung of Saukville, Dennis (Connie) Eernisse of Cedarburg and John (Monique “Micki”) Eernisse of Rome, Texas; five grandchildren, Heidi, Chad, Adam, Meghan and Ross; four great-grandchildren, Kylie, Preston, Par and Aiden; her brother, Richard (Lynne) Tolksdorf of Prescott, Ariz.; brother-in-law, James (Carol) Eernisse of Wabeno; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia (the late Verle) Nichols and infant twin brother, John Tolksdorf.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 701 Washington St., Grafton.
Interment will be in Zur Ruhe Cemetery, Cedarburg.
Visitation at the CHURCH on Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church appreciated. The Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg, is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements.