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Obituary for Jeanne Marie White

Jeanne Marie White, 74, De Pere passed away on Friday September 15, 2017. She was born in Oconto Falls on October 20, 1942 to the late Wencel and Sylvia (Thomson) Murphy. She attended St. Anthony Catholic School as well as Lena High School. Jeanne graduated from University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh.
Jeanne was a Guidance Counselor at De Pere High School for 25 years. Her focus was ensuring each of her students was set up for success post their high school education. She was known for her quick wit and sense of humor by her colleagues. She was also a real estate broker and loved “closing the deal”. She owned and managed the Wencel Murphy Mobil Home Court for many years in Oconto Falls, after purchasing it from her parents. She could often be seen riding her John Deere tractor cutting the grass. Upon retirement, she moved to Shawano. She enjoyed a good burger and a cold beer at various taverns in the area and quickly befriended all that she met. Throughout her life she enjoyed traveling all over the world. Some of her favorite places however were right here in the United States. Whether it was Hawaii, Texas or California, she always found a way to have a great time. One of her favorite places to go each year was the Kentucky Derby. Jeanne was a very generous person to those in need throughout her life.
Jeanne is survived by her sons; Jim (Laura) Van Hefty, Pat (Heather) Van Hefty, as well as her 8 grandchildren; Sam (Caitlin), Hannah (Hakeem), William, Olivia, Rachel, Jake, Casey, and Sylvia. Her siblings; Patricia (Skip) Pray, Jim Murphy, Allan (Kathy) Murphy, and Marilyn (Mike) Wieber. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, and baby brother Howard.
Friends may call at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 253 N. Franklin Street, Oconto Falls after 10:30AM Friday September 29, 2017. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM with Fr. Joel Sember officiating; inurnment in the parish cemetery will follow. RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere is assisting the family. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jeanne M. White Scholarship Fund at De Pere High School, 1700 Chicago Street, De Pere, WI 54115.
The family extends special thanks to the staff at Artisan Senior Living of De Pere for the wonderful care over the past 5 years.


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Visitation

Friday

29

Sep

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church

253 N. Franklin Street
Oconto Falls, WI 54154holy3.org

Service

Friday

29

Sep

11:00 AM
St. Anthony Catholic Church

253 N. Franklin Street
Oconto Falls, WI 54154holy3.org

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