THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
May A. (Bates) Jandt
May A. (Bates) Jandt, 92, passed away Monday, Feb. 13 at the Luther Home in Marinette.
Born Sept. 17, 1924, to the late P. Alfred and Anna Peterson, she graduated from Vocational School and worked as a secretary for the Marinette County Treasurer Office. She married Robert W. Jandt on Nov. 24, 1951 at Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo. She enjoyed the "Harmony Farm Life."
She loved the Lord, spreading his word, being with people and knew how to make fun times happen. She enjoyed having fun, laughter, music, especially playing piano, sewing, fishing, traveling, making quilts, reading and camping, but especially playing cards with family and friends. She volunteered her secretary skills at the Pentecostal Apostolic Church in Peshtigo, working with the Ladies Group in activities and functions. She also played with the Polka Dot Cookies at Zion Lutheran Church and was a former member of the Zion Ladies Aid.
She is survived by a son, Glenn (Paula) Jandt of Harmony; a daughter Carol (Richard) King of Wautoma; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three step-children, Diane Vondross, Michael (Marie) Bates and Brenda (John) Vondross and many step-grandchildren and great-step-grandchildren.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Jandt Jr. in 1988; her second husband, Lyle Bates in 1997; a son, Gary Jandt in 1982; two step-sons, Keith Bates in 2003 and Milton Bates in 1994; two brothers, Ansel Peterson and Lester Peterson and two sisters, Rosemard Collar and Leah Schwartz.
Family will receive relatives and friends at Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home, 331 S. Ellis Ave., Peshtigo on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. until time of a Memorial Service at noon, with Pastor Dale Welch officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Pentecostal Apostolic Church, 171 S. Beebe Ave., Peshtigo. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo in Spring. A memorial fund has been established in her memory.