Jeanette Mae (Slabik) Moen, age 88, of Blair, passed onto Heaven while being comforted by family on Monday, February 28, 2022 in the Pigeon Falls Health Care Center in Pigeon Falls.
Jeanette was born on May 22, 1933 in Traverse Valley, rural Independence, to Peter and Eleanor (Prokop) Slabik. Upon completing high school in Independence, she spent most of her working years at Winona Industries and later as an inspector at Northern Engraving in Galesville. She married Almer Moen on November 15, 1958 and they were married for over 40 years. Almer preceded Jeanette in death on September 25, 2000.
Jeanette was extremely independent and her age never prevented her from doing what she enjoyed.
Jeanette loved to spend time outdoors, particularly during the warm months. She had a great affinity for gardening and during the summer would spend most days watering her many beautiful flowers and mowing her lawn. Jeanette took immense pride in maintaining an immaculate yard. When the weather turned cold, she enjoyed crocheting and was happy to gift her finished crafts to her loved ones.
Jeanette had an extraordinary love of animals that began while growing up on the farm. She wanted all animals to be part of a caring environment and have a good home. Jeanette owned several dogs over the years and especially adoring of poodles.
Jeanette found much delight in watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports, especially baseball. She took many trips to Milwaukee to watch the Braves play and always looked forward to traveling the country with friends and family. A favorite vacation spot was to Nashville where she was able to hear all of her favorite county music performers. More recently, her weekly trip to the beauty shop was a highlight and brought her tremendous joy.
Jeanette is survived by her daughter, Tammy (Eugene) Kindschy of rural Whitehall; her son, Randy (Mary) Gunderson of Independence; her sister, Marlette (friend, Gerry) Kunz of Pigeon Falls; her sister-in-law, Tina Slabik of Independence; eight grandchildren, David (Karri) Greenwold, Aaron (Miranda) Greenwold, Mandy (Matt) Hames, Scott (friend, Wendy) Gunderson, Eric (Cassandra) Gunderson, Jason (Erin) Gunderson, Kelli (Nick) Kamholz and Kari (Matt) Pedersen; fifteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Jeanette was preceded in death by her son, Gary Gunderson and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Gunderson; her brothers, Edward and Jerome Slabik; her sister, Judy Conover and brother-in-law, Al Conover.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2022 in the Jack Funeral Home in Blair. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. with Father George officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until the prayer service. Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Blair.
The Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.