Obituary of Jean Trieloff
Jean Augusta Trieloff passed away at the Rainbow Hospice Center on Thursday Oct 11, 2018 at the age of 92. She was born the only child to Wilfred Patterson and Aileen (Staben) Francis on April 18, 1926 in Fort Atkinson.
Following high school, she briefly worked as an editor for the Jefferson County Daily Union. She also worked in retail helping out in the local shoe store owned by her parents as well as Neiperts Clothing in Fort Atkinson and in later years at Wilson Furs, Fort Atkinson which was co-owned by her mother, Aileen Francis.
On October 18, 1947, Jean married her high school sweetheart Carroll Trieloff, moving this city girl to the country where they raised 3 children on the family farm. She was a homemaker-enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening, learning many skills from her mother-in-law over the years.
Jean loved to shop, loved to read and loved people! For many years she volunteered at Fort Memorial Hospital Gift Shop and also at the Hoard Museum. She thoroughly enjoyed this as she loved visiting with people. Upon marriage, Jean joined Carroll’s childhood church, St. John’s Community, in rural Fort Atkinson where she joined the Ladies Aid and was still an active member right up until her passing (70 years). She was also a member of the Royce Homemakers for many years, enjoying companionship with other rural housewives.
Jean was a kind-hearted lady that cherished her family and friends. She dearly missed many close friends and her sister-in-law’s that had passed before her—she spoke of them often. This past year had been extremely hard on her as she lost her husband of nearly 70 years last October. Following complications from a recent fall, she is now reunited with him once again which is where she longed to be…she missed him so much!
A highlight for Jean in her later years was the regular visits of her granddog Cooper. He could always put a smile on her face and she teased that he was “her dog”!
Jean will be missed by many who dearly loved her!
She is survived by her children, Dale (Cris) Trieloff of Fort Atkinson, Jill (Dennis) Stark of Fort Atkinson, and Judy (George) Carney of West Lake Village, CA; grandchildren, Mark (Heidi) Trieloff of Fort Atkinson, Lynn (Scott) Retzlaff of Janesville, Christopher (Beth) Trieloff of Fort Atkinson, Jay (Amy) Oakley of Fort Atkinson, Shauna Lueder of Fort Atkinson, Derek Stark of Lawrence, KS, Nathan and Daniel Aggarwal of Westlake Village, CA; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carroll; sister-in-law’s Doris Hetts and Lurline Borchardt; brother-in-law’s Allen Hetts and Dave Borchardt.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 18 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Community Church, N2560 County Highway J, Fort Atkinson.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 1008 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson, and on Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Burial will follow at the Union Cemetery in the Town of Sumner.
As an expression of sympathy you might wish to consider memorials to St. John’s Community Church or Rainbow Hospice.
Jean’s family would especially like to thank the staff at Wellington Meadows for their loving care over the past several years. Thank you to the caring staff at Rainbow Hospice and also to a special family member, Jeanne Stark, for her loving help and support throughout the past few years.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.nitardyfuneralhome.com