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Jean Rismeyer

Saturday, April 5, 2003
11:00 AM until 2:00 PM

St. John's Lutheran Church
403 W. Foster St.
Port Washington, WI 53074

Saturday, April 5, 2003
2:00 PM

St. John's Church
403 W. Foster St.
Port Washington, WI 53074

Jean E. Rismeyer

Jean Rismeyer 73 years, of Lasata Care Center, Cedarburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 2, 2003 surrounded by her family. She was born in Milwaukee on June 7, 1929 daughter of the late Walter and Frieda Heberer Oppermann. On December 17, 1949 she married Raymond “Ziggy” Rismeyer in Milwaukee. Jean worked as a clerk at the Ben Franklin store in Port Washington for 17 years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Port Washington for over 50 years, and was also a member of the St. John’s Women’s Guild and the Altar Guild. Jean’s other joys in life included volunteering for InterFaith Caregivers, being a foster mother, baking cakes; she baked and decorated all of her children’s wedding cakes and also taught cake decorating classes. Jean was a former member of the Lakeland Jolly Campers and the Square Benders Square Dance Club. Her other hobbies included crocheting and playing bingo and dice games. She will also be missed by the Sunday morning coffee klatch gang that she attended for many years. Jean is survived by 5 children; sons Kenneth (Theresa) of Medford, Keith (Christine) of Port Washington, Daniel (Anne) of Port Washington, and Paul (Kathy) of Port Washington, and her daughter Bonnie (David) Miller of Port Washington. She is further survived by 9 grandchildren; Autumn, Ryan (Wendy), Michelle, Eric, Christopher, Sarah, Raymond, and Tommy Rismeyer and Brian (Alicia) Miller, 1 great-granddaughter Hailey Lynn Rismeyer, 2 brothers Walter (Joyce) Oppermann of Neenah and Harold (Kathy) Oppermann of Cedarburg, her identical twin sister June (Clifford) Rathke of Grafton, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Ziggy and special friend Willard Egerer, brothers and sisters-in-law. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2003, 2 PM at St. John's Lutheran Church, 403 W. Foster St., Port Washington with Rev. John Klieve officiating. Interment Union Cemetery, Port Washington. Visitation at the church Saturday, 11 AM until time of services. Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is assisting the family. Online condolences can be placed at


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