Jean A. Waterson
Jean A. Waterson, 85, Plover, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Maple Ridge Assisted Living while under the care of Heartland Hospice.
She was born June 8, 1932, in Stevens Point to the late Louis and Francis (Giese) Ferdon. She grew up in Stevens Point, attended the local grade schools and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School with a perfect attendance record. She attended the Wisconsin State Teachers College (now University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) and graduated with a degree in teaching.
She was married to Kenneth Waterson June 6, 1953, at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Her first teaching position was in a one-room school house at Liberty Corners School. She later devoted her life to raising her family. After her children had grown, she reentered the workforce and found a position within the bakery department, in addition to other various positions, at Copps grocery store. She worked there for 17 years until retiring as the service desk bookkeeper in 1985.
She was a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and enjoyed remaining active within the alter guild, choir and kitchen crew. She also enjoyed teaching Sunday School.
Mrs. Waterson loved to travel, listening to live country music, and enjoyed cheering on the Packers and Brewers, and enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by three children, Keith (Catherine) Waterson, Kevin Waterson, and Kurt (Sharon) Waterson; 12 grandchildren, Holly Waterson, Tiffany Minter, Eric Waterson, Ashley Waterson, Ryan Waterson, Kristopher Waterson, Carrie Ruffner, Eric Ruffner, Kristina Werzinske, Kenneth Waterson, Anne Strong and Tami Waterson; four great-grandchildren, Carmen, Tallen, Alaina and Wyatt; two siblings, Ella (Robert) Mendyke, and Louis (Sandi) Ferdon; and nieces, nephews and other family members.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth L. Waterson; and son, Kenneth M. Waterson.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Steve Hulke presiding. Visitation was held Friday at Boston Funeral Home, and Saturday prior to service at the church. Burial followed in Linwood Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Her family would like to thank the staff at Maple Ridge and Heartland Hospice for the care given.