Jeanne L. Gabert, age 92, of Appleton, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2017. Jeanne was born May 22, 1925 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to the late Carleton and Evelyn (Arft) Thomas. She graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1943. She then went on to study English, History, and Education and graduated from Oshkosh Teachers College in 1947. She pursued graduate studies, in the Master’s Program in English, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jeanne enjoyed her years at Columbus High School and Green Bay Jr High teaching English and History. During her years of teaching in Green Bay, Jeanne met Morris W. (Gabby) Gabert. They married December 28, 1954 at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Oshkosh. Jeanne retired from teaching when they moved to Appleton, started their family, and Gabby started his partnership with Mylan Sinclair and opened Appleton Pharmacy. Jeanne and Gabby had been married almost 45 years before he preceded her in death on December 26, 2000.
Jeanne was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Appleton. She was an active volunteer with Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, “FOAL” Friend of Appleton Library, and AAUW. She loved being with Gabby, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a lover of reading and nature. Jeanne would read three newspapers a day as well as her morning and evening book. She enjoyed her times at Little Harbor/Door County. She enjoyed her friends, Birthday Club, and Book Club. Jeanne loved the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks who came to her feeders. She loved the pets she cared for over the years, especially her cats, Kirsche and Volkig, who were her close companions these last years.
She is survived by: daughter, Jane Anne (Robert) Leveille of Appleton; two sons, Tom (Karen Gumness) Gabert of Minocqua, and Bill (Louise) Gabert of Oshkosh; six grandchildren, Matt, Mike (Victoria), and Jon Leveille, Brenna, Keegan, and Rose Gabert; and five great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Timothy, Brooke, Madeleine, and Theo; sister-in-law Margaret (Ron) Troyan and brother-in-law Michael (Orlaine) Gabert.
The Funeral Liturgy will be 11.00 AM on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 South State Street, Appleton with Fr. Bill Swichtenberg officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of mass. Jeanne requested that memorials be made to the Fox Valley Humane Association, www.foxvalleypets.org , or a memorial of one’s choice. Please consider adopting a pet. Kirsche and Volkig, who were adopted from FVHA, were a great joy to Jeanne and her caregivers, too. A sincere and deep thank-you to all who helped and cared for Jeanne. Great thanks and gratitude to Valley VNA; Jeanne’s caregivers, especially Tina, Enedelia, Locita, Andrea, and Erin, nurse Julie/and Coree; and Asera Care Hospice, especially Tammy and Jamie. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmanfargo.com.
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