Emma Elizabeth (Reit) Jelinek was born on February 11, 1927 in
Stanley, WI to John and Mabel Reit (Phillippi) and died peacefully
on November 16, 2018 surrounded by family.
She married Leo Jelinek on September 23, 1950 in Lake Geneva,
WI. Her marriage was filled with love, family, and teamwork.
She served at the Northern Center for 19 years and as the Town
Clerk of Wilson for many years.
She belonged to the Pleasant Valley Mothers Club, the Red Hatters
Club and was a very active member of the Maple Grove Bible
Church where she served in the Ladies Aide.
Emma was very family orientated and always had hot coffee and a
warm meal for anyone who visited. She taught family and friends
various skills she mastered including driving, cooking, and was
always involved in any construction project. People were drawn to
her because of her caring compassionate manner. She could see
the good in everyone, was hardworking and had the strength to
endure anything that came her way. She made everyone feel
special just by being near her, Emma has impacted so many lives
and will be missed by all.
She is survived by her sister Mary Lauro, of Chicago, her children,
Gary Jelinek (Karen) of Kenosha, John Jelinek of Stanley, and Joan
King of Stanley, Grandmother of Brian Jelinek of Madison, Aaron
Jelinek (Katie) of Chippewa Falls, Mathew Jelinek (Marissa Knowal)
of Kenosha, Jennifer Ledanski (Andrew) of Kenosha, Ashley Jelinek
of Kenosha, Great-Grandmother of Drew, Tyler, and Jordan Jelinek
of Chippewa Falls, Scarlet Jelinek of Kenosha, and Sasha and
Gianna Ledanski of Kenosha. Emma was preceded in death by her
husband Leo Jelinek, and siblings Harm Reit, Wilma Aletich, and
Visitation will be held at Plombon Funeral Home 502 N. Broadway
St Stanley WI. from 9AM to 11AM on Friday, November 23, 2018.
Memorial service will follow at Plombon Funeral Home at 11 AM.
Thereafter a lunch reception will be held at The Home Place 225
E. 4th Ave Stanley WI. Inurnment will take place in Edson Union
Cemetery in the spring.