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Jean Eloise Abplanalp

December 2, 1928 — May 12, 2022

Jean Eloise Abplanalp died May 12, 2022 at the age of 93. She was born December 2, 1928 in South Bend IN to Lloyd and Zella Emley. She married Paul Benjamin Abplanalp on August 28, 1948.
Jean had an artistic mind and always had a project going. She began painting during her later years and painted on canvas as well as clothes and blankets. She wrote and illustrated a children’s book for her grandchildren and often created personal gifts for her friends and family. Personalized decoupage memory boxes were a favorite by most. Jean loved to sing, play poker with her girlfriends and play BINGO.
Jean is preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul “Ben”, son Don, son in law Steve Sheridan, brothers Bob and Jack Emley and in laws Bill, Dick, Barb, Nancy, Richard, and Bev.
Jean is survived by children Sue Sheridan, Linda (Tim) Engels, David (Sherry) Abplanalp, daughter in law Sandra VanMeter. Sisters in law Peggy Abplanalp, Barb Abplanalp, Sally Feryan and Mary Ellen Emley. Grandchildren Andrew (Janine Hubbell) Abplanalp, Matthew Abplanalp, Carolee Beaster, Amy (Robby) Burns, Erin Engels, Joe Engels, Lauren Abplanalp and Jaclyn Abplanalp. Nine great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild as well as many nieces, nephews and good friends including niece Vicki Berghorn who supplied hours of laughter over frequent phone calls, Sherry Crouse Clark who supplied Jean with years of fun, friendship, and shopping trips, and special family friend Bob Beaster.
Visitation will be Friday May 20, 2022, at Randle Dable Brisk Funeral Home 1110 S. Grand Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186 from 11:00 AM until the funeral service begins at 1:00 PM. Burial and graveside services will follow at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.
Memorials are appreciated to HAWS 701 Northview Rd. Waukesha, WI 53188 or Vitas Hospice 2675 N. Mayfair Rd. Ste 500 Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Randle-Dable Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit us online at for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.
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Friday, May 20, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Randle Dable Brisk Funeral Home

1110 S Grand Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

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