Jeanette Marie Schreiner

January 18, 2024

Jeanette Schreiner Obituary

Jeanette Marie Schreiner (nee Perko) passed away peacefully at The House of the Dove in Marshfield early Thursday morning, January 18th, 2024.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 20th, at 11am at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Bakerville with Father Barry Saylor officiating. Visitation will be held before the Mass at 9am.

Jeanette (Jan) was born on June 5, 1931, in Cleveland OH, to Charles Perko and Madeline (Suda) Perko. Jan lived in various towns during her childhood: Cleveland, OH, Ely, MN, Greenwood, and Willard, WI, before settling in Marshfield. After graduating from Marshfield High School in 1949, she worked for her father at his John Deere Implement Dealership as a bookkeeper. She went on to spend the next 5 years fulfilling part of her dream to see and do things, first moving to Milwaukee to attend Miss Brown's Secretarial School. While attending school, she worked part time as a file clerk for an insurance company. After graduation, she quickly landed a job with Mrs. Karl's Bakery in Milwaukee as a secretary to the plant manager. She later moved to Minneapolis, MN, and worked as a secretary to the regional manager of the Underwood Corporation. After a year, to continue her quest "to see what was out there" she again moved to Chicago to work for the Illinois Agricultural Association as a secretary to the General Controller.

 While in Chicago, Jim Schreiner tracked her down and rekindled the flame of their previous relationship. They were married August 28, 1954, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

After marriage, Jan remained busy raising 4 children and staying very active in the community. She was a member of bowling leagues, Toast Masters Club, President of the Christian Mothers of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, President of Tops, and worked in all levels of the CampFire Girls Organization reaching District President. Jan and her husband, Jim, met many of their lifelong friends through their snowmobile club, "The Snow Drifters". Jan and Jim also spent many weekends at their lake home in Lac du Flambeau, WI. In 1984, Jan and Jim began semi-retirement by purchasing a winter home in Mesa, AZ. While in AZ, Jan took up oil painting and created many beautiful works. She also started a neuropathy support group for many sufferers in Arizona like herself. After Jim’s passing in 2021, Jan moved into Aster Assisted Living of Marshfield. She enjoyed meeting many new friends there as well as renewing friendships of the many women she met in Marshfield over the years.

Jan loved life!

She believed that no matter how you are feeling, you need to make others smile and she had the most beautiful smile that could light up a room. She shared her love of food through her cooking and baking by hosting dinner parties and organizing elaborately themed parties with their closest friends. She loved to laugh and her laughter was unique and infectious. Jan was a one of a kind person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Jan is survived by her children, Kathleen (Jim) Christenson of Lakeville, MN; and sons, Patrick (Jeanne) Schreiner of Marshfield, and Thomas (Jim Rehmann) Schreiner of Corcoran, MN. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Nicole Bowman, Jennifer McKenna, and Ryan Christenson, Shayla Stevens, Tylan Schreiner, Maggie Schreiner, Kessa Fenske; and 6 great-grandchildren: Gabriel, Riley, and Addie McKenna and Elianna and Savana Bowman and Jade Fenske. She is further survived by her brother, Edward Perko of Mercer, WI.

She was preceded in death by her husband James, parents Charles and Madeline; brother, Charles Jr.; and daughter, Charlene; and infant son, Michael.

The family wishes to thank the outstanding staff at The House of the Dove for their dedication, love and compassion that was given to Jan. You are all angels on earth!

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April 20, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Bakerville)

Memorial Service
April 20, 2024

11:00 AM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Bakerville)


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