Purcell, Jane K. (Wuelpern), Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away Sunday June 7, 2015. Age 93 years. Jane Kathryn Wuelpern was born May 2, 1922 to the late Louis and Minnie (Schmidt) Wuelpern. She married Albert Purcell, Jr. May 29, 1943 in New Orleans. He predeceased her in 1992. Jane was a member of the former Grace Lutheran Church in Saginaw. Surviving are her children: Richard (Sue) Purcell of Birch Run, MI, Dennis (Cherie) Purcell of Austin, TX, and Susan (Patrick) Surian of Stanton, MI; five granddaughters: Amber Purcell, Kelly Malmo, Bobbie Meyer, Kristi Jennings and Lisa Surian; five great grandchildren: Julian Barajas, Bethany Houghteling, Griffin and Garrett Malmo, and Gavin Meyer; and two great-great grandchildren, Christian Jennings and Livia Surian. Also surviving are her sister, Donna Wuelpern; brother, Louis Wuelpern; nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Ila Welsh; brother-in-law, Dan Purcell; and special friend, Irene Hanes and her family. Jane was predeceased by her sister, Elaine Trew. Rev. James F. Krueger will officiate the funeral service on Friday June 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 Midland Road. Interment will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family welcomes friends to visit at the funeral home on Thursday June 11, 2015 from 2-8 p.m. and on Friday one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or Hoyt Nursing and Rehab Center. Sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.reitzherzberg.com.