Doris Jeanne (Hansche) Rhodes, 88, of Winneconne, Wis., passed into the arms of our Lord on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.
She was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Racine, Wis., the daughter of Almer William Hansche and Grace Dorothy (Harcus) Hansche. She was a 1941 graduate of Kenosha High School in Kenosha, Wis., and went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1949. While attending UW-Madison, she met Keith Houtz Rhodes. They married on Aug. 24, 1946, in Kenosha, Wis.
In her youth she was a fine soloist and sang at Grange Avenue Methodist which later became Christ Methodist Church in Racine. Doris Jeanne was an avid watercolorist. Her love of education and art led her to memberships in the AAUW and the Oshkosh Fine Arts, Oshkosh, Wis. She was a lifetime member of The Clearing, in Ellison Bay, Wis..
Doris Jeanne is survived by her husband, Keith Houtz Rhodes; two daughters, Cheri Jeanne (Richard) Vaughn, of Naples, Fla., and Lesley Ann (Michael) Stewart of Escanaba, Mich. ; a son, Brian Keith (Leslee Schneider) Rhodes, of Winchester, Wis. ; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Kim) Nance, of Phoenix, Ariz., Jason (Michaela) Nance, of Dallas, Texas, Taniquelle Thurner of Green Bay, Wisc. ; Kelly Thurner, of Naples, Fla., Jeffrey Thurner, of Madison, Wis., and James (Abby) Stewart and Jacquelyn Stewart of Escanaba, Mich. ; nine great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p. m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at the Mueller Funeral Home in Winneconne, Wis. A funeral service celebrating the life of Doris Jeanne Rhodes will be held at 3 p. m., Thursday, Sept. 15, with a one-hour visitation prior at the Mueller Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Wagner, her nephew, officiating.
Arrangement are by Mueller Funeral Home, 904 E. Main St. Winneconne, WI 54986, (920) 582-4242.
Please submit online condolences to www.muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.