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Obituary: Jean Sheskey

Jul 30, 2016 10:04AM ● Published by Jim

Jean Sheskey, age 95 of Beaver Dam, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.

Jean was born in Hayward, WI to Elmer and Mabel (Anderson) Lilliquist on March 10, 1921.  The family lived in Marshfield for several years before settling in Beaver Dam.  Jean attended Beaver Dam schools, graduating Beaver Dam High School with the Class of 1939.  She was very proud to be the recipient of the Mary Spellman Math Award in the eighth grade. Following high school, she worked at the American National Bank and as a bookkeeper at Mullen-Smith Pontiac and Tabor Motors.  She was married to Rodney Sheskey for 45 years.  She loved planning many wonderful family vacations.  Jean and Rod enjoyed visiting National Parks and historic sites on numerous road trips during their retirement years.
Jean volunteered countless hours of time and talent with Girl Scouts, Lincoln School PTA, Job’s Daughters and church activities.  A life-long member of Grace Presbyterian Church, Jean, at various times, served as Elder and Deacon, taught Sunday school, and directed the youth choir.  For over sixty years Jean sang with the church choir.  She loved music and singing and also sang with the Oratorio Society for many years.

Jean is survived by her daughter, Cindy of Chippewa Falls, cousins and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her husband Rodney, her parents and two sisters, Gail Elsesser and Ellen Lilliquist.

Her family extends a sincere thank you and heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Hillside Manor and Charleston House for their care and comfort of Jean over the past nine years.

A memorial gathering for Jean will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul Hudson officiating. Inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam with a luncheon to follow back at Cornerstone.   

Memorials in Jean’s memory to Grace Presbyterian Church, 215 Gould St., Beaver Dam would be appreciated.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com.

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