Annamae Jaquith, 96, of Helenville, WI passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at her home with her family at her side.
Annamae was born in her family on November 13, 1923 in Hebron, WI the daughter of Walter and Laura (Donnelly) Zimmerman. She grew up in the Hebron area and later moved to Sullivan, WI. On December 19, 1947, she married Charles Jaquith in Whitewater, WI and the two would go on to enjoy 42 years of marriage together until his death in 1990. The Lord blessed Charles and Annamae with 3 sons and 1 step daughter. Annamae and Charles operated the family farm together for their entire working career. Annamae was in charge of feeding the calves, chickens, milking the Guernsey Cows and she also took care of her favorite duck, it was her guard duck. She raised her children, kept the home in order, and she was never afraid to try new things. Annamae enjoyed cooking and baking. Her loving family says she made everything from scratch, there was no recipe on paper, it was all in her head. The recipes were a pinch of this, handful of that, the family never saw a measuring spoon, everything was fresh and homemade. She kept her family and neighbors well fed. Annamae’s faith was very important to her. It was very common to stop over and see her reading her devotions. Annamae was an active and involved member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church and held many positions for many years. She taught Sunday school for as long as she was a member of the church and had a gift for making every child she taught feel welcome and special. The church members of Pleasant Valley will also remember Annamae for her famous potato salad, chicken and biscuits (dumplings), pies, and Himmels footer. She would bring these dishes to church dinners and other events. Annamae was involved in her community and was the General Leader for the Palmyra 4-H Oak Hill. Annamae loved her family dearly and she will be deeply missed by those she leaves behind.
Annamae is survived by: her 2 sons, Charles (Diane) Jaquith of Jefferson, WI, and Walter (Cynthia) Jaquith of Helenville, WI; 10 grandchildren, Michael (Malia) Jaquith of Fort Atkinson, WI, Jonathan (Alisha) Jaquith of Helenville, WI, Alyssa Jaquith of Helenville, WI, James (Nichole) Jaquith of Fort Atkinson, WI, Lianna (Tim) Jaquith of Farmington, NM, Stephanie (Jerry) Dominguez of Camden, SC, Timothy (Tiffany) Jaquith of Watertown, WI, Vicki Wardlow of Wichita, KS, Nancy Wardlow of Helenville, WI, and Steve (Kay) Wardlow of Beaver Dam, WI; and a sister, Susan Welter of Whitewater, WI. She is also survived by a number of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Annamae is preceded in death by: her loving husband, Charles; her 2 children, 1 son-in-law Raymond Jaquith and Vic & Helen Wardlow; and her 2 brothers, Walter and Earl Zimmerman.
Visitation will be held from 5:00PM until 7:00PM on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the Gibson Family Funeral Home in Palmyra, WI (320 W. Main St. Palmyra, WI 53156). Funeral Service will take place at 11:00AM on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Sullivan, WI (N2895 Cty Rd E, Sullivan, WI 53178). Rev. Norman P. Bude and Rev. Larry Turner will officiate the service. A second visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church. Annamae will be laid to rest in Pleasant Valley Cemetery immediately following the service.
Gibson Family Funeral Homes of Eagle & Palmyra, WI is serving the family. To place an online condolence please visit gibsonfuneral.com
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