Jeanette Vincelli, age 103, of Wausau, peacefully slipped into Heaven at sunrise on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Jeanette Vincelli was born March 23, 1917, in the Village of Nieuwdorp, The Netherlands to Martin and Adriana (Dronkers) Otte. At the age of six, in 1923, she migrated to America with her family, coming through Ellis Island in New York Harbor, and settled in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
On March 23, 1940, she married Michael Vincelli in Sheboygan. He was an Assembly of God pastor for fourteen years from 1941 to 1955, pastoring churches in Presque Isle Wisconsin, Iron Mountain, Michigan, and Merrill, Wisconsin. As a pastor’s wife Jeanette ably served in both women’s and children’s ministries. She was also an encourager to her children and hospitable to many guests in her home, including foreign missionaries and evangelists. Her Husband was also the Radio Pastor of the Christian Fellowship Broadcast on WLIN Merrill WI / WSAU Wausau WI from 1946 until 1962. One of their greatest enjoyments was to sing gospel duets together for the radio ministry.
After her husband’s death in 1962, Jeanette worked for 23 years for the Wausau School District Food Service, baking bread from 1967-1981 at the original Horace Mann Junior High and from 1981-1990, working in the dish room at Wausau West High School, retiring at age 73. Her hobbies included walking, gardening, canning, embroidery, and crewel. She enjoyed baking Christmas cookies and sharing them.
Jeanette is survived by her five children: Mary Ann Kemp, Barbara (Richard) Dix, Betty Schnur, Cheryl (David) Miescke, and Michael Jon Vincelli. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. All of her grandchildren affectionately knew her as “Nonny.”
Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and four sisters and their husbands.
Thank You for the kind dedicated care and friendship given at Benedictine Living Community of Wausau, and Aspirus Palliative Care. Thank You also to Chaplain-Pastor Dennis Romine and Chaplain-Pastor Ray Slatton for their Biblical teaching and joyful singing of Hymns.
“Jesus said, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’ “(John 14:6) “In Christ Jesus, we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Eph. 1:7 NKJV)
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Wausau Bible Church, 1300 Grand Ave, Wausau. Pastor Dennis Romine and Pastor Dallas Dix will officiate. Visitation will take place from 9:00 am until the time of services at the church. Burial will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park. Family and friends are welcome to go to www.helke.com to leave online condolences and words of remembrance. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to “Songs in The Night Bible Broadcasting Network,” P.O. Box 7300 Charlotte, NC 28241-7300.
Visitors are encouraged to follow all Covid-19 guidelines by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.
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