WEST BEND

Jean (Herlin) Evers Gitzlaff
May 24, 1934 — March 9, 2019

Jean (Herlin) Evers GitzlaffJean (Herlin) Evers Gitzlaff died on March 9, 2019, after a brief, but calming stay at Kathy’s Hospice, West Bend. Jean was born on May 24, 1934, to Norman and Isabelle (Walsh) Herlin in Milwaukee.

After graduating from West Bend High School in 1952 she married Jack Evers in 1953. They resided in Menomonee Falls, where they raised their children. In 1989 Jean married Howard Gitzlaff and eventually returned to West Bend.

Always curious, Jean loved the adventure of learning, whether it involved the outdoors, the arts, sports or casinos.

She was preceded in death by her parents; second husband; brother, John Herlin; daughter, Holly Zajackowski; stepdaughter Susan Nielsen; and granddaughter Sarah Evers. She is survived by her son, John (Juli), Albany, Minn.; stepson, John Gitzlaff (Kerin) LomiraI; stepdaughter, Gail Gitzlaff, Jackson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A special thank-you to Jeannie W. and the Interfaith Caregiver volunteers.