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“Gurnee family... I am so sorry for your loss of your mother. Whenever we stopped at her home she was always so friendly. Jean will be missed by...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Joanne Peterson

“Dear Kitty, David, Jean Ann, and Gary, I am so sorry about the loss of your dear mother. She was so cute! Always called us "Honey". My favorite,...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Marsha Gurnee Suszan

“I am extending my condolences to the family of Jean. I am a cousin of her husband David. I was Shirley Birk from Stockbridge. I now live in Wisconsin...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Shirley Ziegenbein - Wis Dells, WI

“Sorry for your loss, you are fortunate to have her for so long ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Coralia Harn


Jean Gurnee, age 94, passed away on February 27, 2017 in Appleton. She was born on March 14, 1922 to the late William and Estelle (Stuzman) Van Heuklon. She married the late David Gurnee and they had five children. Jean was a beautician and worked for Anchor Foods. She loved her flowers and pet birds. Her heart was open to anyone who was in need, listened and shared her wisdom. She is survived by her children: Jean Ann Harn, David (Mary) Gurnee, Appleton, Gary (Bonnie) Gurnee, Shawano, Kitty (Curt) Logan, Florida; 13 grandchildren: Wendy (Dennis) Jagar, Florida, Laurie (Derrick) Wilz, Neenah, Martin (Kim) Harn, Merlin (Theresa) Harn, Neenah, Tammy (Dan) Bredeck, Shawano, Elizabeth (Chris) Allie, Brillion, Todd (Erika) Gurnee, Nevada, Emily Gurnee, Appleton, Jenny (Ben) Quella, Appleton, Mary (Ben) Kaufman, Appleton, Chad (Kelli) Logan, Appleton, Eric (Raechel) Logan, Appleton, Josh (Jan) Logan, Appleton. She is further survived by 26 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, David; her beloved brother, Ray Van Heuklon; daughter, Faye Prevatt; and son-in-law, Mark Harn. Funeral services for Jean will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton. There will be a time of visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. The family would like to give a special thank you to Appleton Assisted Living for all of their loving care, and The Newhouse family for being there for Jean. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Jean's honor to St. Mary Catholic Church. She had a strong faith in God and shared this with others.