Jean L. Friedel, 92
Dec. 18, 1923 ó Dec. 28, 2015
Jean L. Friedel, (nee Sebanc), 92, found everlasting peace Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Cedar Community, West Bend.
She was born Dec. 18, 1923, to the late Anton and Louise (nee Pecak) Sebanc in Milwaukee. Jean was a graduate of the Business Institute and attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Prior to her marriage she lived in New Orleans. In 1946, she was united in marriage to Paul Friedel in West Allis and lived and raised their family in West Bend. She later moved to the Los Angeles area, where she lived and worked for eight years. For the past 25 years, Jean lived in Mequon before moving to Cedar Community.
Jean has volunteered, starting in her high school days, as a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader, and treasurer of the Boy Scouts of West Bend. She enjoyed working as a beautician for the resident ladies in the Samaritan Home in West Bend. She set up programs and was chairman for the Wisconsin Mental Health Associationís monthly meetings. She also volunteered at the Thousand Oaks Convalarium in California, was a Eucharist minister at the UCLA childrenís cancer ward, and had been a volunteer at Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee for 14 years. Jean loved to travel and has visited 31 countries. Jean was involved with a study club for many years in West Bend, where she made lifelong friends.
Those Jean leaves behind to cherish her memories include her five children, Robert (Linda) Friedel of Kewaskum, Patti (Craig) Nicastro of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Mary Miller of Carmel, California, Peggy (Mark) Stepanski of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Thomas Friedel of Waukesha; 10 grandchildren, Tania Friedel, Philip Friedel, Aggie Severson, Rebecca Friedel, Toby (Pia) Nicastro, Stacy (Jon) Foster, Leah Miller, Andrew Miller and Brandon Avalos; 10 great-grandchildren, Dash, Amina, Bennett, Elliot, Layla, Elise, Lauren, Mike, Nick and Patrick; sister, Angela Bois of Santa Monica, California; three brothers, Ed Sebanc of Santa Monica, California, John (Judy) Sebanc of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jim (Betsy) Sebanc of Galina, Illinois; and other relatives and friends.
Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Friedel, and brother, Rudy Sebanc.
A memorial service in remembrance of Jean will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home (1315 W. Washington St., West Bend).
Jeanís family will be greeting family and friends at the funeral home Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of service.
A special thank you to Laurie and the other nurses and staff at Cedar Community for all their help and care.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes of West Bend have been entrusted with Jeanís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.