Jeanne was born in Marshfield, WI on October 10, 1928 to Dorothy (nee Schawartzburg) and Raymond Lang.
She found eternal peace on November 12, 2017 at the age of 89 at Bethany Home in Waupaca, WI. She was preceded in death by her loving husband George, whom she married on November 29, 1947. She was further preceded in death by her parents, brother James (Jane) Lang, sister Marjorie (Donald) Stern, and brothers-in-law Donald (Alice) and Robert Whittow. Jeanne is survived by and remembered as a loving mom to Brian (Diane) and Claudia Whittow, special Grandma to Emily (Brad) Luedtke, Adam, and Joseph (Alyce) Whittow, and sweet Great Grandma “GG” to Jackson, William, Scarlette, and Addison. She is further survived by brother John (Sharon) Lang and brothers and sisters-in-law, Lawrence (Mary) and Wayne (Paula), and Shirley Whittow and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by many lifelong friends in Milwaukee, Naples, Florida, and very special Pine Lake neighbors.
Jeanne was a sensitive, artistic-minded woman who enjoyed nature and animals, and was especially skilled at painting rural scenes and portrait settings. She studied at the Layton School for the Arts and became a founding member of Studio 28, a group of talented artists in and around the Milwaukee area. Over the years, she created numerous paintings, working in various media, including acrylics, oils and watercolor. Her work has been shown in Milwaukee, Waupaca, and Naples, Florida. Friends and family looked forward each year to receiving the Christmas cards she created. She also had a passion for collecting and refinishing antiques. Married life in Milwaukee revolved around many years in politics as George served as an Alderman and lobbyist. Jeanne cooked untold batches of food, feeding campaign volunteers that would come and go through her front door. She was active in the PTA and was always the mom invited to go on field trips, especially since she would pick up anything to show the kids, whether it was snakes, toads, or bugs. She enjoyed gardening and butterfly collecting. Jeanne and George were great hosts, and there was always good drinks, good food, laughter and music playing. She will be missed and will continue to bring joy to the hearts of all who knew her.
Visitation Friday, November 17, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until time of Service at 1:00 p.m. at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 10121 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa. Private interment Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association appreciated. www.schmidtandbartelt.com