Jean Doxtator

Jean M. Doxtator was an avid reader, active on her parish council and enjoyed socializing with her “Lasata Friends,” “Condo Ladies” and Poker Girls.”

Mrs. Doxtator, formerly of Grafton, worked as a personal banker at the north shore branch of M&I Bank until 2002, and later as a customer support specialist at Metavante (later FIS) until retiring in 2012.

She attended St. Joseph Catholic Parish and was a former member of St. Eugene’s Catholic Church in Fox Point, where she served on the council.

She enjoyed playing cards and dice games, and never wanted to miss a parade or fireworks display. She lived to pass that excitement on to her grandchildren.

Mrs. Doxtator, 71, died Saturday, Oct. 6, at Auroral Medical Center in Grafton.

She was born in Whitefish Bay on March 4, 1947, to Harold and Pearl Johnson Byrne.

She attended St. Monica’s and St. Robert’s grade schools and graduated from Holy Angels High School before attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

On Nov. 11, 1969, she married Vernon “Sparky” Doxtator at St. Roberts’ Catholic Church in Shorewood. The couple settled in Fox Point and raised four daughters.

She is survived by daughters Erin (Jodi Duffe) Doxtator of Waukesha, Shelley Doxtator of Grafton, Shannon (Timothy) Kraus of Cedarburg and Caitlin (Michael) Ebel of Port Washington; and grandchildren Cameron and Grayson Ebel and Sierra and Tegan Kraus.

She is further survived by brother Michael (Cindy Wilson) Byrne of Elkton, Fla., sister Patricia Byrne of Milwaukee, mother-in-law Pam Doxtator of Lake Geneva, brothers-in-law Tony Wolf of Santa Barbara, Calif. and Bob Baldus of Brookfield.

She was preceded in death by her former husband Sparky Doxtator and sisters Judy Wolf and Marianne Baldus.

 A Liturgy of the Word service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at St. Joseph Parish in Grafton. Deacon John Ebel will preside.

Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee on Friday, Oct. 12.

Visitation will be at the church on Thursday, Oct. 11, from noon to 2:45 p.m.

Memorials are encouraged to Sojourner Family Peace Center in Mrs. Doxtator’s name or the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of her sister Judy Wolf.

The Eernisse Funeral Home is handling arrangements.




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