Jeannine A. "Jeanie" Buhr


Jeannine A. “Jeanie” Buhr, 70, of Tripoli, died Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the New Hampton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

A celebration of life visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli where friends may greet the family. Memorials may be directed to the family. 

Jeannine Ann Cole, daughter of Everett and Ruby Bathke Cole, was born March 14, 1943, at Tripoli, Iowa. As she was growing up, she loved horses. She graduated from Tripoli High School in 1961. On November 12, 1961, she was united in marriage with Dennis Buhr at the First Congregational Church in Tripoli. Later she worked at Trifab in Tripoli, the Sumner Bakery, for sixteen years at Sara Lee Bakery in New Hampton, and the Tripoli Schools for four years.

Jean loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and friends. She also enjoyed being on the pontoon, fishing with special friends, Rose and Bill Welsh, taking rides in the country, and playing with Rich and Carol’s Rottweiler dog.

In addition to her husband, Dennis of Tripoli, she is survived by a daughter, Pam (Kevin) Schwartz of Two Rivers, Wisconsin; a son, Rich (Carol) Buhr of New Hampton; seven grandchildren, Josh Frahm of Iowa City, Brock (Jamie) Frahm of New Hampton, Jessie (Eric) Riedel of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Jordan Schwartz of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, Dane Frahm of Charles City, and Mercedes and Dakota Bobst of Tripoli; three great grandchildren, Hayden Frahm and Jake and Jarett Ronnei; one brother, Jim (Carol) Cole of Tripoli; a sister-in-law, Julianne Zander of Fairbank; her mother-in-law, Mildred Buhr of Sumner; one uncle, Del Finders of Readlyn; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Penny Lynn in 2003; her father-in-law, Reinhard Buhr in 1982; and her brother-in-law, Lloyd Zander in 2011.


Linda McDaniel on September 26, 2013 at 8:33 PM said:

Dennis my sincere condolences to you and your children. I worked with Jeanie at the Sumner Bakery many years ago. We became very good friends in that period of our lives. Time passed, we changed jobs and lost touch with each other. Again I am truly sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories.
Marvin and Marlys Timm on September 25, 2013 at 12:48 PM said:

Our sympathy to our cousin Dennis and family on their loss.
Marge & Dave Mayo on September 23, 2013 at 5:41 PM said:

We are really saddened to hear that Jeanie passed. Dave took a picture of Jeanie and I when we stopped in July that I will cherish forever. We will miss our fun talks about old times and how proud she was of all of you children and grandchildren. All of you are in our thoughts and our prayers. God bless all of you.
A Nurse on September 23, 2013 at 9:20 AM said:

I was sadened to hear that Jeanie had passed. She was an AMAZEING woman who I only knew for a brief moment, but in that moment she made a lasting impression on my heart. Jeanie had a beautiful and contagiouse smile that will never be forgotten. I will miss her GREATLY.
Lesa (Wendt) Venem on September 23, 2013 at 9:09 AM said:

So sorry to hear of your loss. Had a lot of good times with Jeannie & Pam both on second shift. Thought about those days a lot over the years. Heaven got a special angel.
Lesa (Wendt) Venem on September 23, 2013 at 9:08 AM said:

So sorry to hear of your loss. Had a lot of good times with Jeannie & Pam both on second shift. Thought about those days a lot over the years. Heaven got a special angel.
Judy Hinrichs on September 23, 2013 at 6:06 AM said:

My condolences to family and friends. I graduated from Tripoli HS with Jeanie in 1961.
John and Diane(Brase) Dockendorf on September 22, 2013 at 8:18 PM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We worked with Jeanie at Sara Lee. She always had a smile no matter the situation. My God help you through the days ahead.
Joyce Schnurstein Lahmann on September 22, 2013 at 6:31 PM said:

I am so sorry to hear of Jeanies passing. I graduated with her, Class of 1961. My sympathy to all of her family. May you find comfort knowing that she is now resting in peace.
Lee Yorgason on September 22, 2013 at 6:18 PM said:

I enjoyed working with Jeanie at Sara Lee those years. May her family be blessed and comforted during this time of great sorrow.d
Anonymous on September 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM said:

We were sorry to hear of Jeanie's passing. We were both classmates of Jeanie. Jeanie and I shared a locker in our
sophomore year of high school. In times of sorrow, we know that God cares and understands. May you sense His loving hand and be comforted. Our sympathy.
Mac and Betty Snyder, Class of 1961
Nancy Niewoehner on September 21, 2013 at 3:50 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Jeanies passing. I worked with her at Tri-Fab and Sara Lee. She was so much fun to work with. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Marsha Gentry on September 21, 2013 at 10:32 AM said:

I remember laughing and chatting with my cousin. We didn't see each other often but could always pick up easily where we left off. Penny and Ruby welcomed her with open arms I'm sure. We'll see you all someday. My prayers and loving thoughts go to her kids and grand/great grandkiddos. I know they were her world. She is also survived by an Aunt, Wilma Buhr, Waterloo and Uncle LaVerne in California. We'll miss you but know you're well and happy and free. Love you forever, Jean!
Patty Pitz on September 21, 2013 at 10:29 AM said:

I'm so sorry to hear Jeanie passed away. I worked with Jeanie several years at Sara Lee and enjoy those times alot. Have thought of her over the years since and hoped everything was well with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you Denise and your family.
Dorene Cannon on September 21, 2013 at 3:22 AM said:

I am so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. I didn't realize who it was til I read this. I worked with Jean and Pam at the Sumner Bakery. We had some great times. My thoughts and prayers to everyone.
Geri Kelsey Salisbury on September 20, 2013 at 5:41 PM said:

My most sincere sympathies to the entire family. Jeannie was not only a schoolmate but one of my best friends. Shared many laughs, tears, and memories with her. I am sure she was welcomed in heaven with open arms. I will miss her being in my life so much but will have her in my heart forever. Peace be with you my friend.
Julianne Zander on September 20, 2013 at 4:49 PM said:

My sister-in-law is now free of this earthly pain and suffering. She left this earth in the arms of those who loved her. She did not leave alone. We sent our love with her, and greetings to those who were waiting patiently for her. Your storm has passed. The rainbow is yours. The angels truly have you in their arms and you will be in our hearts forever.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home

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