Jeanette J. Haigh, age 92, passed away Tuesday at Ridgewood Care Center. Jeanette was born in Milwaukee, February 2, 1924, daughter of the late Clarence and Agnes Rasmussen.
On September 11, 1943 she was united in marriage to Burton J. Haigh in Texas. He preceded her in death, August 28, 1998. She was a longtime member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Jeanette was a spunky, zany, loving, and sometimes stubborn lady with a zest for life. She enjoyed traveling the world, casinos and knitting. More than anything she treasured her family.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Penelope B. Lau of Racine, Burton N. (Mary Ann) Haigh of Minneapolis, MN, Renae L. (Jeffrey) Herre of St. Peter, MN; son-in-law, Fred Hackbarth of Racine; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister-in-law, LaVerne Haigh of Iron Mountain, MI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her daughter, Gretchen Hackbarth; and siblings.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Maresh – Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street. Interment will be held at Wisconsin Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.
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