Friday, June 9, 2017


Jenny Elaine Mayer, 94, of Westboro passed away on Thursday, June 8 at Care Partners in Medford, and under the care of Hope Hospice.
Jenny was born on July 30, 1922 to Angus and Jennie Peterson in Westboro, WI. She graduated from Westboro High School. She married Fred George Mayer on May 1, 1943. She worked on the family farm until the passing of her husband. She then went on to work for UW Madison, Chelsea School, and Weather Shield until retirement. In retirement she babysat her grandchildren and worked for the Forestry Service.
Jenny would spend her spare time sewing, making homemade quilts, cooking and feeding anyone that stopped in. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and lawn, and bird watching.
She was of the Catholic Faith, and was a former member of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church of Chelsea.
Jenny is survived by her children Sharon Ennis of Madison, Kevin (Nancy) Mayer of Westboro; 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; sisters: Dorothy Hoveland of Madison, Delores “Fenno” (Neil) Reimann of Westboro; brother: James (Mary Ann) Peterson of Medford; brother-in-law: Ray Dums of Hayward; son-in-law: Don Kellner of Schofield and many close family and friends.
Jenny is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, and Children: Gary Mayer and Shirley Kellner; Siblings Arvid, Lester, Alden, Alvin “Bud” and John Peterson, Marie Betz, Kay Adams and Lael Dums.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM, Monday June 12, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey. Father Phil Juza will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Westboro. Visitation will be held at the church Monday morning from 9 AM until the time of Mass at 11 AM.
Pallbearers: Jeff and Jonathan Ennis, Danny and David Kellner, Logan and Gary Mayer
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit