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Jennie Alsum, 85, Brandon

January 19, 2019

Jennie Alsum, 85, Brandon, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

Jennie was born April 3, 1933, in Friesland, the daughter of Peter and Jessie DeVries. On April 12, 1951, she was united in marriage to Gerald Alsum at First Randolph Christian Reformed Church in East Friesland. Jennie spent many years volunteering for Waupun Christian Grade School. She attended Alto Christian Reformed Church and enjoyed playing the organ for services. Her greatest joys were times spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing games, making crafts, spending time at the lake and attending their various church and school events.

Jennie is survived by her six children, Linda Graves (Bruce Johnson) of Portland, Oregon, Judy Alsum of Brandon, Karen (Calvin) Lemmenes of Waupun, Marlys (Richard) Lemmenes of Oshkosh, Harvey (Lynn) Alsum of Brandon, and Amy (Thomas) TeBeest of Waupaca; 12 grandchildren, Ryan (Jill) Lemmenes, Jennifer (Robert) Buchholz, Andrea (Cory) Kwakkel, Lydia (Dustin Weiss) and Claire Lemmenes, Chloe, Nora and Maggie Alsum, Lauren, Cole (Erin) and Macy TeBeest, and Cyrah Schroeder. She was also blessed with seven great-grandchildren, Reed, Grant and Miles Lemmenes, Anna and Abby Buchholz, and Audra and Holland Kwakkel. Jennie is further survived by her sister, Gertrude Hopp of Fond du Lac.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; brother, John DeVries; and sisters, Margaret VanLeeuwen and Winnie Posthuma.

A funeral service will be held Monday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with the Rev. Laura Yates officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Mound Cemetery in the town of Alto. Friends and relatives may call on the family Sunday at the funeral home from 3-5 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

The family thanks the staff at Anchor Communities in Brandon and Hospice Hope for the continuous care and support given to Jennie and the family.

Memorial may be directed to Pillar & Vine of Brandon and Youth For Christ Ministries.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun is serving the family. Visit wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for more information and to send condolences.

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