Jean C. Ehlert

Jean C. Ehlert, 86, of Fond du Lac, died Saturday, September
7, 2019 at St. Agnes Hospital. She was born in Merrill, Wis. on Sunday, April
30, 1933, a daughter of William and Hattie (née Bacher) Dichraff. On Saturday,
April 30, 1955, Jean married Edward Ehlert in Merrill. He preceded her in death
on Sunday, July 21, 1991. Jean was a graduate of Merrill High School. She attended
St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Marshfield, Wis., graduating as a Registered
Nurse. Jean was also elected class president for her senior year at St.
Joseph’s. She worked as a nursing supervisor at the Kettle Moraine Correctional
Institution until her retirement in 1995.


Jean was an active and longstanding member of Hope Lutheran
Church in Fond du Lac. After retiring, she volunteered at church, Agnesian
Hospice Hope, Bethesda Thrift Mart in Neenah, and for six years, at Pier
Elementary while her great-grandson was a student there. Jean was an avid
reader and loved the Packers, Brewers and Cubs. Since her childhood, Jean was
enthralled with pigs, keeping some as pets while her children were young. Over
the years, she amassed a large collection of pig figurines. Lastly, Jean was
well known and subsequently famous for her interesting recipe changes.


Survivors include her three children, Nancy (Steve) Kolstad
of Fond du Lac, Susan (Darren) Rae of Kimberly, Wis. and Steve (Jewell) Ehlert
of Keshena, Wis.; special friend, Kenneth “Ken” Blumke of Rosholt, Wis.; five
granddaughters, Jennifer (Chris) Olson, Sydney and Nicole Ehlert, Taylor Rae
and Tyra Kolstad; five great-grandchildren, Brett Kolstad, Cassandra “Cassie”
Schmidt, Brayden Carpenter, and Dillon and Devin Long. She is further survived
by a brother-in-law, Charles (Marilyn) Ehlert; a sister-in-law, Loretta
Dichraff; and many nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William
and Hattie; husband, Edward; twin granddaughters, Aryn and Sara; two brothers,
William (Esther) Dichraff and Thomas Dichraff; and her sister, Sandy (née
Dichraff) Nehmer.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be
directed to Hope Lutheran Church, 260 Vincent St. in Fond du Lac, 54935


Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Saturday,
September 14, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac. The memorial service
will follow at 11:00 AM with Pastor Phillip Enderle officiating. Private
interment in Calvary Cemetery, Fond du Lac will take place on Monday, September
16, 2019. Cremation has taken place.   


“I have lived, loved,
and been loved

…ready to take my
last journey

…I leave you memories
and stories to tell.”

Jean Ehlert


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