Jean M. (O’Keefe) Stuart

Jean M. (O’Keefe) Stuart
Jean M. (O’Keefe) Stuart, age 67 of Arkansaw, died Monday, December 29, 2014 at Fireside Manor at Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie.
Jean was born on September 25, 1947 in Dunn County. She was the daughter of Tom and Bregetta (Pichler) O’Keefe. Jean graduated from Pepin High school. On March 30, 1973 Jean married David Stuart at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. Jean and David were foster parents to many young people over the years.
Jean loved getting together with her sisters for a “sister weekend.” She was an avid Packer and Brewers fan. Jean liked to play bingo in Mondovi, going for daily walks, watching deer and other wildlife out her back window. She also enjoyed collecting pig keepsakes.
Jean is survived by her husband of 41 years; David, her little dog; Pumpkin, four sisters; Jane (Arnie) Bacon of Milwaukee, Mary (Steve) Juliot of Pepin, Emily Stewart of St. Cloud, MN and Pauline (Bob Eastling) Biederman of Plum City, nine brothers; Lloyd (Marlys) O’Keefe of Beldenville, John O’Keefe of Ellsworth, Douglas (Pamela) O’Keefe of Downsville, Stephen (Marylou) O’Keefe of Baldwin, Dennis O’Keefe of Cannon Falls, MN, Tim (Donna) O’Keefe of Milwaukee, David O’Keefe of Cadott, and Tom O’Keefe of Durand, foster mother; Yvonne Shuttlesworth of Point, TX, sister-in-law; Roberta Stuart of Arkansaw, Brother-in-law; Milton (Sharon) Stuart of Mondovi, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother in infancy; Danny Joe O’Keefe.
Funeral Mass will be 11:30 AM Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. Rev. Eric Linzmaier will officiate. Burial will be in the Waubeek Cemetery, rural Durand. Friends may call from 4-8 PM Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.
Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.
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