May A. (Bates) Jandt, 92, passed away February 13, 2017 at the Luther Home in Marinette. Born September 17, 1924, daughter of the late P. Alfred and Anna Peterson.
May graduated from vocational school and worked as a secretary for the Marinette County Treasurer Office. After marring Robert W. Jandt, November 24, 1951, at Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo, she enjoyed the “Harmony Farm Life.” May loved the Lord and spreading his word, being with people and knew how to make fun times happen. Playing cards with family and friends was her favorite pastime and she enjoyed fun, laughter, music, (especially playing piano), sewing, fishing, traveling, making quilts, reading and camping. May volunteered her secretary skills at the Pentecostal Apostolic Church in Peshtigo, working with the Ladies Group in various activities and functions. She also formerly played with the Polka Dot Cookies at Zion Lutheran Church and was a former member of the Zion Ladies Aid.
May is survived by a son, Glenn (Paula) Jandt of Harmony; a daughter, Carol (Richard) King of Wautoma, Wis.; three grandchildren: Mathew (Petra) King of Minn., Jennifer Jandt of New Zealand and Adam King of Neenah; a great-grandchild, Kellan King. Also survived by her step-children: Diane Vondross, Michael (Marie) Bates and Brenda (John) Vondross; and numerous step-grandchildren and great-step-grandchildren. Along with her parents, May was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Jandt Jr. in 1988; her second husband, Lyle Bates in 1997; a son, Gary Jandt in 1982; two stepsons: Keith Bates in 2003 and Milton Bates in 1994; two brothers: Ansel Peterson and Lester Peterson; and two sisters: Rosemard Collar and Leah Schwartz.
Family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, February 18th at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home (331 S. Ellis Ave. Peshtigo) from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial service at Noon, with Pastor Dale Welch officiating. A luncheon to follow at the Pentecostal Apostolic Church (171 S. Beebe Ave. Peshtigo).
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo with the date to be announced in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in May’s memory.