Jean Frances (Laufer) Gerner

Born: Sun., Jan. 4, 1948
Died: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
Location: Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
Location: Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend

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Jean F. Gerner, age 69, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  She was born on January 4, 1948.  She graduated from West Bend High School and attended UW Stevens Point.  Jean worked as a Personal Assistant most of her career in the West Bend area.

She was a lifelong resident of West Bend who cared deeply for all in her community. She was outgoing, caring and always tried to help others. Jean delighted in creating memories with her eight grandchildren, cherishing each one of them dearly. She enjoyed watching live music and traveling the world with family and friends. Jean was a strong, clever, independent woman who left an impression upon many people's hearts and will be missed greatly.

Survived by daughter Kari (Jim) Thornborough of Chicago, IL; son Kurt Gerner of Milwaukee, WI; grandchildren, Blue, Ivy, Ruby, Gray & Hue Thornborough of Chicago, IL; Lucille Aragon-Gerner, Max Burgess & Emma Gerner-Johnson of Milwaukee, WI; sister Jane Gamble of Mount Calvary, WI and brother John Laufer of Park Falls, WI; dear friend Colleen Haas; other relatives and friends.  

Preceded in death by mother D. Jean Laufer & father Jerry J. Laufer.

The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W Paradise Drive, West Bend).  The visitation will be held on Saturday, February 18th from 11:00 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM.  

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Jim Myrhum
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
My Sympathies to the family. All of us from the Class of '66 were special, each in our own way. We will miss her.

Connie Plier
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
My prayers & thoughs are with my dear friend Jeans family. I worked & became good friends with Jean at Level Valley dairy. She was a great caring friend. I just visited her a few weeks ago. I held her hand & we talked about her kids & Grandkids. They were the most important thing to her. The Grandkids where there 2 visit the day before i came which she loved. Even though she could only speak in a whisper we did have a good visit. She had many friends as she was just that kind of person. I will miss her & think of her often. See you in heaven "Jean Bean" 💖 Connie

   Posted Fri February 17, 2017
I am sorry for your loss. Thinking of you Kari and Kurt.

Roxanne Rindt
   Posted Sun February 19, 2017
My condolence to you, I worked with Jean at Kohl's Department store back in the 70's. She was a very hard worker, very caring and always had time to listen about your concerns. I enjoyed working with Jean. A very special person. My prayers are with you, may God give you strength.
God Bless. Roxanne

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