Nora Jean Reif, 90 |
June 14, 1925 — Jan. 3, 2016
Mrs. Nora Jean Reif, of Saukville, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 3, 2016, at Harbor Club in Port Washington. She was 90 years old.
Jean was born June 14, 1925, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Howard and Emma Loeffler Livermore. On Nov. 15, 1944, she was united in marriage with Melvin Reif in Oconto. Jean and Melvin contributed to the inception of Portal Industries, where Jean worked as a secretary for many years. Jean was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Saukville. Jean was a charter member of the Saukville American Legion Auxiliary, to which she belonged for 70 years. She had worked the elections in Saukville for many years, and enjoyed playing cards and bingo. Jean also enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and proudly created afghans for each of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Daniel Reif of Wabeno, Nancy (Rick) Kwiatkowski of Franklin and Mary (Jeff) Olson of West Bend. She is further survived by eight grandchildren, Teri (Rick) Hayes, Jamie, Bob, Rick and Jackie Reif, Jessica (Curt) Pearson, Cortney (Josh) Borden and Cameron Olson; eight great-grandchildren, McKenna, Khiah, Isaiah, Hailey, Cole, Cade, Colton and Lilian; and other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, and her daughter, Sharon Reif.
A memorial Mass will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (145 W. Church St., Saukville). The family will receive visitors at the church from 4:306 p.m. Friday. She will be laid to rest at Union Cemetery in Saukville this spring beside her husband, Melvin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Portal Industries.
Jean's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the Harbor Club staff and Vitas Hospice for taking such good care of their mother.
The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.