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“So sorry to hear of your loss. Jean had a very special connect to my mom Joy Melchert Defferding. Jean was one of mom's last connections to her...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Diana L Defferding/Joe E Melchert Defferding - OR

“I am sorry to hear about your Mom gee she was such a great person she would stay by the door and open it up for people a greet them ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Sue Plante - De Pere, WI

“Giles & Karen, Neil & Colleen, Helen, & families, I was planning on attending. Unfortunately so many things came up at work, and I will now not be...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Kathie & Roger Kerkhoff - WI

“Giles, Karen and family, Neil, Colleen and family and Helen: You all have our deepest sympathy. We will not be able to attend the service for your...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Ron and Sharon Vanden Heuvel - WI

“Janice - Ken and I were saddened to read of Jean's death. We are in AZ and will not be able to attend the funeral. Please extend our sympathy to...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Joyce Drace - Neenah, WI

Jean (Drace) Hermus, 86, of De Pere, passed away unexpectedly on March 1, 2012. She was born September 10, 1925 in Kaukauna to the late Joseph and Helen (Stelzner) Drace. She married the late Anton "Tony" Hermus on November 29, 1958 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna. Together, they operated Tony and Jean's Bar in Wrightstown for 25 years. After retiring, Jean enjoyed travelling, doing crossword puzzles and playing cribbage, sheephead and Scrabble. She found great joy in preparing the altar for weekend services at Nicolet Terrace, and was grateful for all gestures of kindness shown toward her. Jean is survived by her three children, Giles (Karen) Hermus, Little Chute, Neil (Colleen) Hermus, Allouez, Helen Hermus, Milwaukee, and a sister, Janice Evers, Kaukauna. She is further survived by grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a sister, Doris Janssen, and a brother, Daniel Drace. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Our Lady of Lourdes Family Parish, corner of Lourdes Avenue and Suburban Drive, De Pere, at 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. when a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated with Father Tim Shillcox O. Praem officiating. Burial will be held at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. RYAN FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Hermus family. Special thank you to the emergency room nurses at St. Vincent Hospital for their care and consideration.

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