Jeanne Mae Blada

Jeanne Mae Blada, 78, formerly of Montello, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Thursday, October 15, 2015, at Linden Grove Nursing Home in New Berlin. 

Jeanne was born in rural Adams County on March 20, 1937, to Albert and Iva (Traver) Raymond. She was a 1955 graduate of Montello High School and later married Stanley Blada in Montello on Nov. 14, 1959.  

Jeanne worked for JC Penney in Milwaukee, retiring as a supervisor. She moved to Wautoma, then Montello and most recently to New Berlin to be closer to her family. Stanley preceded Jeanne in death on Jan. 9, 2004. Jeanne was an avid reader, baker and also enjoyed gardening. Her family was very important to her and she immensely enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Jeanne is survived by her three children: Jeannette Blada, New Berlin, Douglas (Kristin), Howards Grove, and Karen Blada, New Berlin as well as five grandchildren: Jesse, Sara, Stephanie, Aaron and Samantha.  She is also survived by her brother, George (Mary) Raymond along with other family and friends.  

Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two infant sisters, and sister: Dorothy (Eugene) Napralla.

A visitation and funeral service for Jeanne was held on Oct. 20 at noon at John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Montello. Pastor Pete Zietlow presided and burial followed at the Montello City Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the family for a memorial that is being established in Jeanne’s name.

Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford was honored to serve the family, www.CrawfordFH.com.