Jean Jeanette Bahlert, 80, formerly of the Town of Sevastopol, was called Home to be with the Lord, early Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services.
She was born February 7, 1939 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Arthur Emil Becker and Bertha Elvira (Ohnesorge) Becker. Jean grew up attending Liberty Grade School and was confirmed at Christ Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Liberty Grove. She graduated from Gibraltar High School with the class of 1956 and went on to study at the Wisconsin College of Cosmetology in Green Bay. Jean initially worked for Irene’s Beauty Shop in Sister Bay during the summer for 20 years. On January 20, 1962, she was united in marriage to Roger Charles Bahlert at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Baileys Harbor. Together, they were blessed with over 57 years of marriage. Roger and Jean resided in the Town of Sevastopol on State Highway 57. Jean helped with almost everything at home with the exception of anything mechanical or needing gas; that was Roger’s responsibility. She worked part-time at (her cousin’s) Dolores’ Beauty Shop in Fish Creek. Jean also worked in the gift shop at “The Farm” on State Highway 57 just down from her home. Her last employment was with Sevastopol School as a cook in the cafeteria for 24 years.
Jean was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. She had a quiet, but strong faith and always made it to church.
Jean liked (oil) painting, especially horse and boat scenes. She loved to sew clothes, curtains, and dolls. Jean was an excellent baker, cook, and canner. Saturday night steak dinners were always served an old fashioned or two. She would even fire up the grill for steak in the middle of winter. Jean’s (canned) pickles were definitely a family favorite. She also enjoyed tending to her garden, listening to Elvis and other country music, and dancing, especially the Polka. Jean loved her cats over the years, but above all, she loved her family.
She will be missed by her husband, Roger; daughter, Lisa Englebert of Sturgeon Bay; former son-in-law, Chad Englebert of Appleton; sister-in-law, Terri (Ron) Wagner of the Town of Egg Harbor; other relatives; and friends.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Susan (Wayne) Jarman.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Carl Schroeder officiating. Jean will be laid to rest in Little Sister Cemetery in the Town of Liberty Grove.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a devotion to conclude the evening at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.
Memorials may be given in Jean’s name for St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church or School or a charity of your choice.
“Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the Sturgeon Bay Health Services staff for your care given to Jean over the years.”
Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Jean may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.
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