Jill Love

On April 25, 2022, Jill (Samuelson) Love peacefully passed away at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin at the age of 79.

Jill was born on January 30, 1943, in Rockford, Illinois to Berneita Marie (Fenton) and Marshall Eric Samuelson. She received an art education degree from University of Wisconsin–Madison. On August 21, 1965, she married Norman G. Mies Jr. in Rockford, Illinois, and moved to Fond du Lac where she raised three children. She married Ronald Love on August 24, 1985.

Jill shared a passion for gardening and collecting antiques with her second husband. She also spent many hours studying and documenting her ancestry. This dedication led to her appreciation of Sweden and Swedish culture. Jill was a strong supporter of the Fond du Lac Humane Society. Her dogs, Peanut and Harley, were an important part of her life.

Jill was preceded in death by her mother, Berneita (Fenton) Samuelson Gustafson; father, Marshall Samuelson; sister, Julie (Samuelson) Forbes Tinsley; and husband, Ronald Love. She is survived by her three children, Marsha (Timothy) Riley, Gregory (Angela) Mies and Kevin (Carlos Lopez-Tirado) Mies; four grandchildren; and a nephew, Jason Forbes.

There will be a small service for immediate family members only. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that to honor Jill’s memory, donations can be made to the Fond du Lac Humane Society.

Services are in the care of Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 North Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Additional information and guestbook can be found at ueckerwitt.com