Jean Marie (Mathie) Weaver, age “29” at heart, passed away on August 21, 2021, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born on November 2, 1966, to John “Jack” and Pat Mathie in Wausau, Wisconsin, and graduated from Wausau East High School in 1985. After high school, Jean attended NTC, where she received a degree in early childhood education, and later a degree to become a registered nurse.
In August of 1987, Jean married the love of her life, James “Jim” Weaver at Christ Lutheran Church in Wausau. Together they were blessed with four children and three grandchildren.
For many years, Jean enjoyed spending weekends with her family at “the cottage” on the Spirit Flowage in Tomahawk, where she connected with nature and honed her fishing skills. Jean always had a love of animals, with a four-legged friend never far behind her. Later on, Jean, Jim and family made frequent trips “up north” to swim in the clear waters of Crystal Lake and to reconnect with family in this cherished place. After their children left the house and they became “empty nesters,” Jean and Jim traveled almost yearly to Austin, Texas, to visit her sister while relishing in her love of music that was cultivated at a young age by her passion and skill for playing flute. While down south, they always visited the southern shores of Texas to enjoy the ocean, one of Jean’s most treasured places.
Jean worked as a registered nurse for more than 17 years in several local healthcare facilities, including the St. Joseph’s PICU, St. Clare’s emergency department, Marshfield Clinic walk-in, and most recently, the MSICU at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Friends and coworkers remember her as a hardworking and dedicated nurse who brought joy to her patients, and anyone in need of cheering up, with her sense of humor.
Jean is survived by her husband of 34 years, Jim, and their children, John Weaver (Katie), Hannah Spranger (Robert), Molly Weaver (Robert Trittin), and Benjamin Weaver; and her grandchildren, Parker Spranger, Ellis Spranger and Paisley Weaver. She is also survived by her mother, Pat Mathie, her sister Pamela Mathie (Steve Knoll), her mother-in-law, Nancy Weaver, and many in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Mathie, her father-in-law, Ellis Weaver, and many beloved aunts, uncles and grandparents.
The Jean Weaver family invites you to a visitation on Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 4:00 – 7:30 PM and a celebration of life at 7:30 PM at , 302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401.
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