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.