Jean Swenby

Jean Louise Swenby (Reed)

Wednesday, August 22nd, 1962 - Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Jean L. Swenby, 57, of Kenosha, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Milwaukee, on August 22, 1962, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Mary (Love) Reed.

On June 4, 1988, she married Gary Swenby at St. Rita’s Parish in West Allis. They just celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary.

Jean was the head secretary at the Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum (KTEC), where she also took on the roll as the “school mom and nurse”.

She enjoyed being a soccer mom to her children, traveling, and animals. Everyone knew her for her laughter - which lit the room, and her sassy, spunky attitude.

An outstanding wife and terrific mother, she is survived by her husband, Gary; daughter, Kara Swenby (Mike Wamboldt); son, Ryan Swenby (Angela Mann); and her dog, Abby. She is further survived by four siblings, Bob (Nora) Reed, Tom (Kathy) Reed, Paul (Dawn) Reed, and Kathy (Cory) Stiller; Loving Aunt to Eric (Jen) Reed, Rachel Reed, Nicole (Tyler Detter) Reed, Austin Reed, Chase Reed, Matt Reed, Jacob Stiller, Scott Stiller, and Michael Stiller; her beloved friends “The Masbys”, Kurt, Kris, Melissa, and Joe Mason; other relatives, and many friends.

Aside from her parents, she is preceded in death by her friend, Kurt Mason, Jr.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 12th, at Proko Funeral Home, from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 7:00 p.m. To stream the service, copy and paste the following link into your browser at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be private. Donations in Jean’s name can be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, June 12th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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  • Service

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Friday, June 12th, 2020 7:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
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Diane Burbick

Posted at 07:53pm
Our family is sending much love to you all. We most recently saw you all at Eric and Jen’s wedding and it was a very happy moment when Jean arrived! I am praying for love and comfort for you and your family Gary. God’s peace be with you all.

Ken and Diane Burbick

Paul Reed

Posted at 07:13pm
Jean's brother here. I read the messages left by others and wanted to say thanks. Jean was a super kind and loving person and sister to me, and seeing your comments means a lot. RIP Jean~loved by many

Jessica Caraos and family

Posted at 06:49am
So blessed that I was able to meet Jean and the rest of the Swenby family. She was such a beautiful and fun woman that will be missed so much.
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Cathy Schaefer Rozewicz

Posted at 08:38pm
I am so sorry for your families loss of Jean. We went to high school together, she was always very kind! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Cathy Schaefer Rozewicz

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Posted at 07:43am
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