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Jean M. McDonough

Jean M. McDonough

Jean M. McDonough, daughter of Paul and Kathryn (Webb) Harmon born on September 7, 1937, in Plum City and died on March 7, 2024 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City, WI with her family by her side.

Jean grew up in the area and graduated from Arkansaw High School.  She married Stanley Kern in December 1955 and moved to Minnesota where they raised their family.  Jean worked at State Farm and then Target.  Jean’s husband, Stanley, passed away December 15,1980.  Shortly after Stanley’s death, she moved back to the area where she met and married Wayne "Slim" McDonough, Jr., on May 7th, 1982.  Together they raised a beautiful blended family.    Jean worked for Weiss Realty in Durand and also served as the Plum City Clerk Treasurer for many years.

Jean is survived by her husband, Wayne "Slim" McDonough Jr. of 41 years; children Kevin (Sue) Kern of Eau Galle,

Shelly (Alan) Anderson of Arkansaw, Paul (Donna) McDonough of Plum City.  Sisters, Jann (Gene) Olson of Pepin, Sabrina/RuthAnn (Jay) Gold of Madison, Brother, Steve (Connie) Harmon of Elk Mound.  Sister-in-laws, Judy Kern of St Paul MN, Joyce Grochowski of Arkansaw, Marlene Baker of Plum City , Sandy (Brad) Haycraft of Prior Lake, MN and Brother-in-law Tom (Lori) McDonough of Plum City.

She is further survived by 14 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.   

Jean is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Kathryn; husband, Stanley; Son, Brian; Sister, Carole Harmon; Brother, Frank Harmon; Brother-in-Laws, Dennis Kern, Bert Grochowski and Bill Baker.

Jean was a kind, loving, fun spirited red head who will be missed by many!

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Friday March 15, 2024, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand with visitation one hoour prior to the services.  Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Plum City.  A Celebration of Life will follow the burial services at Molly’s on Main in Plum City.


  1. Kari Elsenpeter

    She was a co worker at Target and most of all a good friend. ????

  2. Kristine Polzer

    Slim and Family we were saddened to hear of Jeannie's passing. She was such a sweetheart.

    Sincerely, Dave and Kris Polzer

  3. John and Judy Parr

    Sorry for your loss

  4. Janis Kartman

    My sympathies to Slim and families. Jean was a beautiful person.

  5. kathi jensen

    Our sympathy to Jeannie's family, she was a fun-loving wonderful lady. Kathi Jensen family

  6. Betty Lou Imler

    What a wonderful, friendly woman she was.♥️

  7. Vicci Rosenberg

    What a fine special lady Jean was. Will be missed by many. God bless

  8. Joanne Hovey

    Sympathy to Slim and families for the loss of such a sweet and caring lady.

  9. Donna Karshbaum

    We are So Sorry, Jean was a Amazing Woman, God Bless You All ????❤️????

  10. Patty and John Wayne

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to you and your family.

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