Jeanne M. Gietzel

  • Born: July 6, 1928
  • Died: November 15, 2019
  • Location: Burnett, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services, Horicon

716 Clinton Street
Horicon, WI 53032

Tel. (920) 485-2217

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jeanne M. Gietzel, age 91, of Burnett passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019, at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau.

Jeanne was born the daughter of Clifford L. and Clara L. (Taylor) Simmons on July 6, 1928, in Richland Center. She was raised in Viola and then moved to South Wayne. Jeanne graduated from South Wayne Union Free High School in 1946 and then went on to receive her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Home Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1950. She taught Home Economics in Horicon for two years. On August 11, 1951, Jeanne was united in marriage to Ralph D. 'Butch' Gietzel in South Wayne. While Butch was stationed overseas, Jeanne and her daughter Debbie moved to South Wayne and she .taught one year in South Wayne. When Butch returned they moved back to Horicon. In her spare time, Jeanne enjoyed sewing clothes, knitting, counted cross stitch, and collecting Wedgwood.

Jeanne was an active member of St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon and served on the Fellowship Board, Ladies Guild, Altar Guild, and was on the building committee for the construction of the new church. She also taught Sunday School. Jeanne was also an active community member and took part in the Horicon Woman's Club, Garden Club, Bridge Clubs, blood drives, The United Way, and the election board. She also taught knitting for adult education. Jeanne was a wonderful example of what it meant to be a volunteer.

Jeanne is survived by her children- Debbie (Dennis) Dehn of Horicon, Barbara (Rick) Geis of Fond du Lac, and David (Barbara) Gietzel of Monticello. Her grandchildren- Benjamin (Erin) Dehn, Matthew (Lisa) Dehn, Timothy (Jessica) Dehn, Aaron (Katie) Geis, Megan (David) Payne, Ethan (Katie) Geis, Clare Gietzel, and Emilie Gietzel. Her great grandchildren- Trenton, Alyssa, Zander, Emma, Harper, Samuel, and a baby boy due in January. Her niece- Heidi (Roger) Schieldt. Her nephew- John (Julie) Gietzel. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Butch, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Marvin and Maxine Gietzel and her nephew Tom Gietzel.
Funeral services for Jeanne will be held on Tuesday, November 19, at 3 p.m. at St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon with the Rev. Daniel Seehafer and Rev. Jonathan Szczesny officiating. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, November 19 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the church. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon.

Memorials may be directed to St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Curt & I are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was always so pleasant and had a smile for everyone. Our deepest sympathy to your family.

Liz and Curt Williams
Nov. 18, 2019

Posted by Liz & Curt Williams - Waupun, WI - Friend   November 18, 2019

We are so very sorry to hear about your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Ray and Barbara Gregg - Horicon, WI - Friend   November 18, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Jeanne's passing. I knew her the last fifteen years, first as a customer, but ultimately a friend. Jeanne was a role model as a strong, faith-filled woman. I will miss her. She had a great influence on me. Please accept my sympathy and know that I am praying for you all.

Posted by Michele Polster - Mayville, WI - Friend   November 16, 2019

Deepest sympathy to all! Barb, sending you a huge hug!!! Thoughts and prayers are with you. It is never easy to say good bye, even when we know our loved one is enjoying the glories of heaven and singing God's praises for 10,000 years and forever more!!!

Posted by Darcy Rahjes - Fond du Lac, WI - Friend   November 16, 2019


Deb, Barb, and David and families -- we send you our deepest sympathy with prayers and memories of wonderful times with Jeanne. She was a wonderful lady and loved by everyone she knew! We will especially miss her on Friday nights at the Horicon Legion where she met Marion for fish. God be with you all as you travel though the days ahead. Our love and special thoughts.

Posted by Joy & Rollie Finke - Horicon, WI - Friend   November 16, 2019

I'm so very sorry for this beautiful family. My heart is aching for you. I adored your mom, and I know you have many, many beautiful memories. You're all in my prayers.

Posted by Rita Bacher - Mayville, WI - Friend   November 16, 2019

My deepest sympathy to you to her whole family. She always had a nice smile, will miss sitting with her in church.

Posted by Kim Zirbel - Iron Ridge, WI - Friend   November 15, 2019

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