Jeanette Schutt (née Sterkel) went to her heavenly home on April 23, 2020 at the age of 93. Jeanette was born August 29, 1926 in Sheboygan, the daughter of Conrad and Loretta (née Ahrens) Sterkel. Jeanette spent many hours helping her parents at their West Side Bakery business. Following her graduation from Central High School in 1945, she studied in Milwaukee to be a beautician and shared her skills at various salons in the Sheboygan area.
In her retirement she enjoyed doing crafts, ceramics and other activities at the Sheboygan Senior Center. An avid traveler throughout the United States she then made many trips overseas.
Jeanette was a dancer and had a passion for ballroom and polka dancing. In her later years this brought her to joining the Accordion Club where she enjoyed playing the stumpf fiddle, wash board and musical spoons. As a Brewer fan she knew all the players and was glued to the game.
Jeanette was a lifelong member of St Paul’s United Church of Christ and a lifelong member of the Sheboygan Order of Eastern Star and Past Matron.
She is survived by her daughter, Georgene Lubach; son-in-law, Tim Lubach of Sheboygan Falls; grandchildren, Tyler Lubach, Ryan Lubach, Nick Lubach of Sheboygan and Kyle Cady of Florida. Jeanette is further survived by her brothers, Stanley Sterkel of Florida and Roger Sterkel and sister-in-law, Genieve Sterkel of Idaho. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jeanette is preceded in death by her parents, Conrad and Loretta Sterkel and sister-in-law, Charmaine Sterkel.
Due to current health restrictions a private family burial will be held at Wildwood Cemetery and a celebration of Jeanette’s life will be held at a later date. During this difficult time of private services, you may show your support by joining our “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a ribbon in our chapel to remind the family of your love and support. Please visit www.reinboldfh.com. Kindly send all hugs by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a memorial in Jeanette’s name to the charity of your choice.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the amazing Aurora at Home Hospice team especially Amber, Jessica, Liz and Judy for their exceptional and compassion care they provided Jeanette and her family.
I'm a few years behind but... My condolences.
Dear Georgene, So sorry to hear about your mom, I remember you talking about her and in reading her obit. I've learned how exciting a person she was. And she got to be 93, amazing, Good Luck with everything and stay safe. Herb
Goergene: Sorry to hear of your mother passing. It sounds like she had a good long life. Stay safe and hope to see you and Tim after the stay at home restriction is lifted.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family
Just wanted to give you our sympathy on the lost of your Mother. My Mother was always a friend of hers for years as we were neighbors. She would come over and do my Mothers hair and had coffee and chat time. Jeff and Mary
Jeanette will be remembered in our prayers. She enjoyed life.
I have many nice memories of Jeanette throughout the years. First, as a special neighbor, growing up. She encourage me to join her family at St. Paul church, and I became a confirmed member, along with my brother & sister. I owe that to her. Also, staying in touch throughout the years, and enjoying lunches with her & Georgene, and my mom and me. Always a special time to be together. We will miss her, and I admire the wonderful care she received from Georgene. Thoughts & prayers for her family.
Jeanette was a great friend for many years. Her musical talents were enjoyed as a member of the Sheboygan Accordion Club and also by the people that were entertained. Rest in peace Jeanette.
Polkas won't be the same without our Golden Girl on the stumph!
Thinking of you Georgene, Tim and family. So sorry for your loss, so sorry we can't come be with you. She was such a sweet lady, you were great children to her. Many hugs to you all.....Deanna and Alan
Georgene and Tim, I am so sorry for your loss and wish I could be there to hug and comfort you!
Dear Georgene & Family - so sorry to read about your mom's passing. Reading her obituary makes me think she enjoyed life and had so many interests, . I think our mom's would have been great friends especially since both attended Central High. Cherish the memories of a life well lived.
Hugs to you from both Jon and I. Mary Lou
We are both so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother Georgene. You did such a great job taking care of her. We are sure she was happy spending her time being with you. You also got to spend extra time with her, which she loved.
Condolences to the family Sterkel. Jeanette was always full of energy & fun. She enjoyed life.