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Scrivner, Jane Gehrz

MILWAUKEE/ MADISON
Jane Gehrz Scrivner, age 90, wife of William H. Scrivner, died Monday, June 9, 2008, in Milwaukee. Born in Milwaukee, Jane was the daughter of Judge Gustave G. and Paula Frey Gehrz. She was predeceased by brothers, Robert and John Gehrz. Jane graduated from Riverside High School in the class of 1935. She attended Wellesley College for two years and graduated from Northwestern University, where she was a member of Alpha Phi. In 1942, Jane married William Scrivner, to whom she was married for more than 65 years. Following Bill's service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Bill and Jane moved to Madison, where Bill became the Advertising Manager for the Madison Newspapers. When their youngest son was in middle school, Jane returned to college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to earn her teaching certification. Jane taught fourth grade at Glenn Stephens School in Madison from 1964 to 1978. Jane was active in the Madison community for many years. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Blackhawk Country Club, and the Madison Civics Club. Jane was an active volunteer at Attic Angels Retirement Home and in Madison United Way campaigns. When the Salk polio vaccine was first developed, Jane chaired the polio vaccination campaign for the city of Madison, setting up and staffing vaccination sites throughout the city. In 1978, Jane retired from teaching and moved to Oshkosh because Bill had joined the journalism faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. For many years, Bill and Jane spent summers at their home in Hayward, where Jane swam daily in the frigid waters of Lost Land Lake. Throughout her long and happy life, Jane's love and energy centered on her family. Jane and Bill had three sons, James and his wife, Eileen of Brooklyn, Wis.; Thomas and his wife, Meredith of Whitefish Bay; and Douglas and his wife, Mary of Los Altos Hills, Calif. Jane's grandchildren include Marc Scrivner and his wife, Rebekah of Wolf Point, Mont.; Bradley Scrivner and his wife, Rachel of Mount Horeb, and their children Clint, Skylar, and Lanee; and Allison and David Scrivner of Whitefish Bay. Jane is also survived by six nieces and nephews, who are the children of Jane's brother Robert, and their 18 children, as well as Jane's sister-in-law, Elizabeth Scrivner and her daughter, Barbara Scrivner, both of Scottsdale, Ariz. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2008, at GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 116 W. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703, at 11 a.m. Private interment will follow. The family would like to thank the caregivers of Stowell Associates/Select Staff who have helped Jane maintain her independence in recent years, as well as Mary Lu Karabon, Director of the Water Tower at Eastcastle Place.

Feerick Funeral Home 2025 E. Capitol Drive Shorewood (414) 962-8383 Condolences can be sent to: www.feerickfuneralhome.com


 

 

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