Jennie L. Herlitzke, 79, of Stoddard, Wis., died on Saturday, June 27, 2020 in her home. She was born in La Crosse on June 24, 1941 to Edward and Dorothy (Likens) Oertel.
Jennie loved her flowers, all birds, her family and for the last 40 years always had a black poodle as a pet.
She is survived by her husband Larry Herlitzke; daughter Nancy (Todd) Wright; step-children Jeffery (Tracy) Herlitzke and their daughters Cloe and Cora; Jason (Cherie) Herlitzke and their son Hudson; and Jennifer (Robert) Sawicki and their children Ashley, Brandon and Justin; two special granddaughter’s, Jessica (Leon) Davis and Jenna (Preston) Harris; one son; grandchildren Melissa (Matt) Freng, Mischelle, Ashley; great-grandchildren Kaleb, Kylie, and Layla; brother Henry (Pat) Oertel; sister-in-law Lynn (Tom) Sheffer and her dog Daisy.
Jennie was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter Susan Kromke.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private family services will be held in St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 303 N. Main Street, Stoddard, Wis. Pastor Silas Schmitzer will officiate with burial to be held in St. Matthew’s Cemetery, Stoddard, Wis. A celebration of life is going to be held at a later date.