Obituaries & Guestbook

Would you like to receive recent obituary email notifications? Sign up here.

Jeanette (Peterson) Wusterbarth

Jun 23, 1936 - Sep 29, 2021

Jeanette (Peterson) Wusterbarth, 85, Marion, IN and Oconto Falls native, peacefully passed Wednesday afternoon, September 29, 2021 with her family by her side.  Jeanette, the only girl born to Alfred and Esther (Coisman) Peterson, was born June 23, 1936 in Oconto Falls, WI.  Jeanette grew up in Oconto Falls where she graduated from Oconto Falls High School.

On September 8, 1956 she married the love of her life John Wusterbarth and they had four children.  Through John’s military service the couple moved frequently living in such places as Washington DC, Milwaukee, WI, Ionia, MI, and finally in Marion, IN where they settled down to raise their family.

Jeanette’s passions revolved around an intense love for her husband, family, and friends.  She enjoyed traveling, entertaining, shopping, and dancing.  She had a humor that would captivate the room and a gift to make every moment special.

After years of battling with a hereditary kidney disease, in 2000 Jeanette received a kidney that saved her life from her niece and angel Laurie (Peterson) Maloney.  The transplant team predicted that she would get ten good years, but miraculously she received twenty-one great ones!

Jeanette is survived by her high school sweetheart and devoted husband of 65 years, John Wusterbarth, Marion, IN; their four children, Debbie (Michael) Morrison, Crown Point, IN; Renee (Bud) McCullar, Marion, IN; Steven (Cathy) Wusterbarth, Oscoda, MI; Stefanie (Derek) Brown, Van Buren, IN; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, Donald “Toby” (Shirley) Peterson, Vic (Bonnie) Peterson, one sister-in-law, Joan Peterson, all of Oconto Falls; numerous nieces, nephews and great friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Esther Peterson and two brothers, Ronald “Swede” Peterson and infant Ovie Gene.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 pm Monday, October 4, 2021 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls.  Visitation will continue after 9:30 am Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls until the time of service.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Fr. Bob Karuhn officiating.  Cremation will follow with burial in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Oconto Falls.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of WI, 10909 W. Greenfield Ave. Ste. 201, West Allis, WI  53214-2379 in Jeanette’s name.

Visitation

Monday Oct 4, 2021, 4:00 until 8:00 pm at Jones Funeral Service [map]

Visitation

Tuesday Oct 5, 2021, after 9:30 am until time of service at St. Anthony Catholic Church [map]

Funeral Mass

Tuesday Oct 5, 2021, 11:00 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church [map]


Sign The Guestbook

Sign Guestbook
"We chose Jones Funeral Service to serve our family at a very difficult time in our lives. They were professional, caring and compassionate and took care of all our families’ needs."
The Ray Carlson Family – Gillett
"At this extremely difficult time, we were made to feel comfortable. There were no requests too insignificant. Nothing we wanted was ever questioned.”
Ken Haddon Family – Kelly Lake
“You two are so professional! My family and I appreciate all the hard work that was involved to make everything so nice.”
Barb Salcheider & Family – Oconto Falls
“I greatly appreciate all of your gracious support through this terrible time. You have been amazing and are great at the job you do so selflessly!”
Stephanie Meyers – Oconto Falls
"I had a really good experience at a really difficult time in my life because Greg and his wife Kathy take care of everything! They go above and beyond what you would expect!"
Sherry Schmidt – Glendale, WI
"Every detail was taken care of, and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We would highly recommend Jones Funeral Service to anyone."
Laurie Penkivich – Gillett