Jeanine Marie (Grover) Gerczak, of Green Bay, passed away on January 9, 2022, from Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Born on September 20, 1938, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Philomene (Kaye) Grover. She grew up on the Fox River in De Pere, which she considered the best place a kid could grow up. She was a 1956 graduate of De Pere High School.
Jeanine’s professional life included jobs at Nabisco, Inc., WLUK-TV, and Kellogg Travel Service. She became a stay-at-home mom after she married Robert Gerczak on May 16, 1970. Jeanine volunteered at MacArthur Elementary School for 13 years, was a Girl Scout leader, a poll worker in Green Bay and Howard, and volunteered as a tax aid greeter for AARP.
Jeanine enjoyed reading, sewing, bowling, square dancing, camping, knitting, downhill skiing, boating and craft projects. In 1958 she was smart enough (in her words) to buy two season tickets for the Packers, and she missed very few games, in person or on television. She loved to travel and was very proud of the fact that she visited all 50 states, New Zealand, Australia, South America, Russia, several Eastern and Western European countries, and many warm-weather locations. Jeanine was a very engaged mother, and grandmother to Kate and Joe. She thoroughly enjoyed being a part of their lives, as well as attending countless activities over the years.
Jeanine is survived by her daughter, Melia Liester (Tim); granddaughter Kate Crawford (Max) and grandson Joe; sister Phyllis Greiling, and sister-in-law Dorothy Gerczak. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, and numerous friends.
Jeanine is preceded in death by her husband Bob; sister Nancy Bangert (Richard); brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Don Greiling, Larry (Betty) Gerczak, Norm (Vivian) Gerczak, Al (Delores) Gerczak, Don (Jane & Marilyn) Gerczak and Jerry Gerczak.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the in-home caregivers, Green Bay Oncology and Unity Hospice for their thoughtful care and incredible compassion during her 12-month fight against AML.
At Jeanine’s request there will be no services. Jeanine will be laid to rest at Shrine of the Good Shephard Mausoleum. If you wish to memorialize her, please send a donation in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
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