Jean “Jeanie in the Woods” Catherine Swierzynski, age 82, of Reeseville, passed away peacefully at Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek on Sunday, June 9, 2019.
Jean was born on October 24, 1936 in the town of Clyman, daughter of Harry and Ermine (David) Manning. She married James Swierzynski on Sept. 5th, 1981 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clyman. Jean loved birds and fed them all throughout the year in her various bird feeders. She also enjoyed her flowers every summer and being outdoors on the deck watching the cars go by. Jean worked in a few factories in her early years, but she loved people and found bartending to be her passion. Jean bartended for over 30 years mostly in the Lowell area, including The Country Tap, Bruce & Donna’s and lastly for Pumpkin Center Tap. Throughout the years, Jean made many friends and acquaintances young and old. She had a calendar of birthdays and anniversaries of many patrons and friends and called them into “The Barn Show” on a daily basis. Jean loved to spend time with family, especially her grandchildren, and loved to watch the “Wheel Of Fortune”, “Hee Haw” and would never miss listening to Uncle Bill and the Barn Show on the Beaver Dam radio station where she actually first met her husband Jim.
Jean is survived by her loving husband Jim; was a loving mother to Lisa (Mark) Faltersack of Watertown, Howard (Chris) Vredeveld of Lowell and Jason (Candy) Vredeveld of Beaver Dam; grandchildren, Missy (fiancé Josh) Makovek, Bo Vredeveld, Kacy Vredeveld, Taylor (fiancé Clayton) Faltersack, Brett Faltersack, Brandon Vredeveld, Kaden Vredeveld; great-grandson, Jameson Goodma; her sister, Marilyn Lien-Hagen of Stoughton; brothers, David (Maggie) Manning of Clyman and Harry (Jan) Manning of Beaver Dam; brother in-law, John Liechty and many nieces and nephews. She was looking forward to the birth of another great-grandchild next January.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her twin sister, Joan Liechty; sister, Margorie Gahlman; husband Donald; sister, Ruth and infant brother, Henry.
Visitation for Jean will take place on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will also take place on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 714 Church St., Clyman from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Erick Cassiano as celebrant. Burial will follow at Holy Assumption Cemetery, Clyman.
Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com.