Jeannette Schlosser, 86, died peacefully at her Glenwood City home on Jan. 19, 2015, with her family by her side.
She was born August 14, 1928, to Earl and Alice Villman. A retired farmer and life-long housewife, Jeannette enjoyed fishing, bowling, square dancing, gardening, cooking and baking, nights out at the casino, sewing and knitting and loyally watching the Green Bay Packers.
Jeannette was known for her tireless work ethic and quick wit, which oftentimes came hand in hand. “The early bird gets the worm, it’s time to get up, up, up,” she would say as she coaxed her kids out of bed early every morning. She farmed for 18 years in Wilson, Wis., with first husband Edward Varney, while raising a family of eight. In 1969, she moved to Glenwood City, Wis., where she continued working on her family farm for over 15 years. In that time, Jeannette met her favorite dance partner and loving second husband, Cyril Schlosser, at a high school dance event for their children and spent many years after dancing together to the Valley Boys. Jeannette married Cyril on May 19, 1973, and their families made many special memories together. Always working, Jeannette held positions at All American Sewing and Vital Plastics for nearly 30 years in her later life. She always followed her faith and was a devoted nondenominational Christian for all of her life.
She is survived by sisters, June Ringstad (Leon) and Emmy Winoski (Jim), daughters, Jean Gustafson (Jim), Gloria Ford (Skip), Roxanne Gilbertson (Jim), Cheryl Schlosser (George), Nancy Lindholm-Frick (Bob), Theresa Black, Veronica White (Steve) and Elaine Stoudt, sons, Eddie Varney (Priscilla), Jeff Varney (Shirley), Greg Varney (Tammy) and Joe Schlosser, as well as 34 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Jeanette is preceded in death by loving husbands Edward Varney and Cyril Schlosser, brother, Earl Villman, sisters, Rosie Larson, Lorraine Caturia, Lois Haugen, Vivian Romanesko, Vera Keller, Nadine Villman and Joanne Villman, as well as daughter Kathleen Roatch.