Jennifer Drew, age 66, of Wautoma, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Theda Care Regional Medical Center in Appleton.
She was born July 6, 1955 in Berlin, the daughter of Nathan “Mike” and Thelma (Swenson) Koechel. She married Jack W. Drew on August 23, 1975 in Neshkoro.
Jennifer was a 1973 graduate of Wautoma High School and attended UW-Oshkosh. She was employed at Speed Queen in Wautoma and later in Ripon. Jennifer also worked at the former Nelson Muffler Co. in Wautoma. Later, she served as head cook at the Redgranite School for many years until her retirement. Jennifer loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening and cooking.
She is survived by her husband: Jack W. Drew, Wautoma; one daughter: Jana (Chad) Kropp, Neshkoro; one son: Kyle Drew, Wautoma; her faithful canine companion: Benji; two grandchildren: Cameron and Keaton Kropp; one sister: Kristine (John) Cirn, Crete, Illinois; her sister-in-law: Barb Passarelli, Wautoma; two nieces: Gina Passarelli and Brenda Passarelli; two nephews: John Passarelli and Mike Passarelli. She is further survived by other relatives and friends. Jennifer was preceded in death by her parents.
Private family services will be held at the Leikness Funeral Home in Wautoma with Rev. Stephanie Taylor of Grace United Methodist Church officiating.