Person:Jean Dietrich (1)

m. 9 Oct 1926
  1. Jean Delores Dietrich1927 - 2011
  2. Audrey Ione Dietrich1930 - 2007
m. 24 Feb 1944
  1. Marcia Faye Schaffer1954 - Bef 2011
Facts and Events
Name Jean Delores Dietrich
Gender Female
Birth[1] 5 Aug 1927 Almena, Barron, Wisconsin, United States
Marriage 24 Feb 1944 Osage, Iowato Victor Fred Schaffer
Death? 30 Oct 2011 Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Jean Delores Brekke (August 5, 1927 - October 30, 2011)

Jean Delores Brekke was born on August 5, 1927 in Almena, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of John Adolph and Alexandra Lucille (Elden) Dietrich. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. In 1944 Jean was united in marriage to Victor Schaffer and to this union four children were born. They lived in rural Clayton, Wisconsin where they farmed. They later moved to Cumberland and then to Shell Lake. Cooking was her first love. Collecting cook books and trying new recipes was something she thoroughly enjoyed. She worked as a cook at the Shell Lake High School and also at restaurants in Shell Lake and Cumberland over the years. Victor preceded her in death and she moved back to Clayton, Wisconsin. Jean was a collector. Besides cook books she also collected pig statues and pictures and later chicken items. In 1988 she was united in marriage to Niles Brekke. He also preceded her in death. She continued living alone until 2009 when she moved to the extended care unit in Cumberland, Wisconsin. She suffered a hip fracture and was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where she died on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the age of 84 years. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Victor and Niles; daughter Marcia Johnson and sister Audrey Fellrath. Left to mourn are her children: John (Evelyn) Schaffer, Nancy Johnson, and Barry (Sherri) Schaffer; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one sister Verna (Larry) Cotch as well as other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from Faith Lutheran Church in Clayton with Pastor Margaret Grant officiating. Burial will be at the Clayton Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also for the hour prior to the service at the church.

  1. Barron County, Wisconsin, Vital Records.