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Jeanne May

June 18, 1926 January 29, 2008
Jeanne May
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Obituary for Jeanne May

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Winnebago - Jeanne May, 81, of Winnebago, died early Tuesday morning, January 29, 2008, in Wesley Willows Health Center, Rockford, from complications following a stroke. Born June 18, 1926, in Villa Grove, the daughter of Leonard and Louise (Allen) Kalk. She graduated from Hononegah High School in 1944. Jeanne married Edward F. May, Jr. on April 3, 1948, in St. Jude's Catholic Church, Beloit, Wis. Together, they farmed in rural Winnebago. Jeanne and Edward enjoyed playing pinochle with their friends. She also enjoyed bowling and gardening. Jeanne cherished being with her grandsons. Her family wishes to thank Dr. Rogers and the staff of Wesley Willows for their loving care given.

Jeanne is lovingly survived by her daughter, Mary (Gregory) Makulec and grandsons, Shawn and Christopher Makulec, all of Rockford; brothers, James (Carolyn) Kalk and Thomas (Vickie) Kalk, both of South Beloit; sisters, Billie DuCharme of Winnemucca, Nev. and Jeri (Dancer Davis) Benedetto of Oakland, Ore.; four aunts and several nieces and nephews.

Jeanne was predeceased by her husband, Edward May on February 21, 2006, infant daughter, Rhonda Joy May and brothers-in-law, William DuCharme and Richard Benedetto.

Funeral Information

Service is at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2008, in Johns Chapel, Wesley Willows, 4141 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford, with Pastor Brian Kenney, chaplain of Wesley Willows, officiating. Burial at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, in Winnebago. Visitation 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2008, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago.

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