Claudine Jaeckel

Claudine “Mickey” M. Jaeckel, 92, of Kiel passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, Jan. 12, 2021 at Willowdale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, New Holstein.

Mickey was born March 30, 1928, the daughter of the late Claude and Elizabeth (Halverson) Mettler. She graduated from Two Rivers High School in 1946. On June 12, 1948 she married Alan H. Jaeckel at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2012. Mickey worked for Dr. Theiler and at the Rectory at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church for many years.

Mickey was a good cooker and enjoyed bowling, walking, and riding her bike. She was a member of the Kiel Card Club and the Kiel Happy Hour Homemaker’s Club. After retiring, she wintered in Texas for 20 years with the love of her life, Alan.

She was survived by her children, Ross (Renee) Jaeckel, Terri (Ben) Noel, Michelle (Randy) Rabe, Jennifer (Patrick) Dickrell, and Kristine (Bruce) Welnetz; 14 grandchildren, Britanni (Nate) Meinnert, Maryssa (Peter) Peckskamp, Kelsey Jaeckel (George Perez), Angie (Cory) Martin, Becky (Chris) McGeary, Nikki (John) Preuss, Mandy (Cullen) Silbernagel, Jamie (Dave) Munnik, Maggie Dickrell, Katie Dickrell, Tim (Eva) Welnetz, Mark (Melanie) Welnetz, Joshua (Katie) Riehn, Lindsey (Aaron) Field, Ethan Riehn (Camrie Schmitz), and Annamarie Welnetz; and 17 great-grandchildren, Cohen, Bryce, Levi, Charlotte, Abby, Izzy, Tyler, Keegen, Chloe, Lilly, Joey, Charlotte, Bentley, Chance, Claudia, Jackson, Lucy, and Gabriel.

Mickey was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Alan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated privately and she will be laid to rest next to her husband at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Mickey’s name.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Willowdale Health Services for the wonderful care given to our mom over the years.

The Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home of Kiel is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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