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Jean R. (Bruess) Ninnemann

April 28, 1924 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Jean Ninnemann Obituary

Jean Rosina (Bruess) Ninnemann (April 28, 1924 – October 26, 2023)

Jean R. Ninnemann died October 26th at Primrose Retirement Community in Wausau, WI at the wonderful age of 99. 

She was born April 28, 1924, in Wausau to the late Hilmuth and Genevieve (Burger) Bruess.  On March 1, 1945, she married Harold F. Ninnemann at the rectory of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

She left a son, Terry Ninnemann, Roswell, NM; sister JoAnn Process, Menasha, WI; sister-in-law Arlene Bruess, Wausau, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

Beside her parents she was preceded in death by her three brothers - Lyle, John (Margaret) and Robert Bruess; three sisters - Doris Bruess, Louise (Bill) Andrews, Nancy (Patrick) Barden; brother-in-law Lewis Process; and daughter-in-law Hazel Ninnemann.

Jean was always active.  She loved to play games and cards, go bowling and golfing and could not miss Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.  She enjoyed puzzles and reading – especially biographies.  She also crocheted items, many for the Christmas tree.  She worked at Winkleman’s Department Store in her younger years and babysat for many of her nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.  The comment most everyone made about Jean was that she was the nicest person they had ever met.

Jean and her husband were very active in the American Legion, Montgomery Plant No. 10 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Wausau.  They also loved to travel, often spending winter months with Terry in Roswell.

Her family would like to thank the staff at Primrose for their kindness as they cared for her.  They are also grateful to the staff at Aspirus Hospice Care, who helped her transition peacefully. 

Jean did not want flowers or a funeral celebration but, ever the good hostess, she would be delighted if people got together to play some cards, enjoy a drink and swap their best stories of her and Harold.  She was ready to join her beloved, so we are certain they are now enjoying all the golf courses available to them in Heaven.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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