Jeanne Clarise (Bitz) Wilber, age 57, of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose.
Jeanne was born Dec. 29, 1958, in Sauk Centre, to Milton and Lorene (Berscheid) Bitz. Jeanne was passionate about family. When she wasn’t taking photos of her grandchildren, she likely could be found giving them cuddles, hugs, kisses or spoiling them with whatever new toy she could find. Jeanne was awed by the beauty in nature and shared photos with both friends and family. She also enjoyed sharing her talents by volunteering for the local history museum and their Facebook page.
Survivors include her son, Shalon (Kate) Wilber of Fargo, N.D.; grandchildren, Jay and Adelane (Laney) Wilber; brothers and sisters, Carole Austing (Don Weissman), Darlene (Albin) Moritz, David (Lorraine) Bitz, Stephen (Lavonne) Bitz, Kevin (Nancy) Bitz, Mary Kay Rhode; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.