Jeannine Thompson

Date of Death: Jun 04, 2021
Jeannine Thompson

1929 - 2021

Jeannine L. Thompson, 91 ½, formerly of Waupun, was reunited with her beloved husband, Gus, on June 4, 2021.


Jeannine was born on November 8, 1929, the daughter of Lloyd (Curly) and Bertha (Greub) Staffon. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1948 and was united in marriage to Gerald E. (Gus) Thompson on December 27, 1950. They enjoyed almost 55 years of marriage before Gus passed away on November 24, 2005. Jeannine was a stay at home Mom until her youngest child went to school. She worked at the Brodhead Junior High School as a Secretary. She was also a Secretary at the Waupun WFDL Radio Station for several years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun. She and Gus attended many sporting and community events throughout the years. She also enjoyed knitting, golfing, bowling, card club, solving the daily Crypto quote in the newspaper. She was a member of the Ladies’ Golf League at the Waupun Country Club until she suffered a stroke at the age of 85.


Jeannine is survived by her 5 children, Vicki (Bob Pagel) Daniels, Oshkosh, Curtis (Liz) Thompson, Southport, NC, Judy (Everett) Fowler, Brodhead, Donna (Brad) Hanson, Winneconne, and Scott (Laurie) Thompson, Naples, FL. She is further survived by 10 grandchildren, Tara (Mike) Mayer, Erica (Brian) Kangas, Jessica Thompson, Stefanie (Tony) Flores, Joseph Thompson, Aaron (Amanda) Hanson, Cassie Hanson, Emily Hanson, Lauren Thompson, and Sloane Thompson, 8 great- grandchildren, Maisie, Damian, and Dylan Mayer, Nolan and Wesley Kangas, Dominick Soberanez and John Flores, and Griffyn Hanson. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Mary Staffon, Fairhaven, MA and Sharon Staffon, Port Richey, FL.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers, R. James Staffon, John (Jack) Staffon, Jerry Staffon. and sister-In-Law, Ellie Staffon.


Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 118 W. Main Street, Waupun with Fr. John Radetski officiating.


Burial of cremains will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waupun.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gerald E. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund and sent to Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home, 201 East Jefferson Street, Waupun, WI 53963-2030.

Special Thanks

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of Elijah’s Place, Oshkosh and St. Croix Hospice, Fond du Lac for their wonderful care of our Mom.

Memorial Video

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  1. Natalie Vande Zande Says: June 5, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Just saw obituary of your dear mom. Am very sorry to hear of this. Have a lot of good memories of your mom. Can’t say I know what you’re going through because I don’t. Memories of her will keep you going. They do for me every time I think about my mom. My mom considered your mom a good friend of hers. Think I remember a plaque your mom gave my mom saying “ Neighbors by chance friends by choice.”

  2. George Baumann Says: June 7, 2021 at 7:46 am

    Jeannine and Gus were wonderful friends. While working at the radio station, Jeannine was the mother figure, she kept everyone in line. She and Gus will always be remembered as special friends and true assets to the community.

  3. Shelly (Dykstra) Moore Says: June 9, 2021 at 9:51 am

    The Dykstras are thinking of all of you today.?
    Such great memories on Neevel Avenue. Our moms had a special friendship. I would like to think that they are reunited and enjoying a cup of coffee together.??

  4. Steve & Heidi Digman Says: June 11, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Judy, Everett & family we send our deepest sympathy. Moms bring back the best in us & many memories will continue to help with your loss.

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