Jane LuDene Kommers, wife of Bob Kommers, passed away on January 24, 2023. She resided at Rosalia Gardens Assisted Living, 519 Flight Road, Antigo, WI, and was 97 years old.
A daughter of the late Walter and Nell (Parks) Schilleman, LuDene was born May 2, 1925, in Ironwood, Michigan. She was united in marriage to Robert Kommers on September 22, 1951, at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Antigo.
LuDene was a graduate of Antigo High School Class of 1942. Upon graduation, she began her secretarial career with the Officers of the Glider Training Military Detachment School in Antigo. Upon its closing, she was employed at the War Bond Division in Chicago. While there, each weekend she commuted back to Antigo on the Ashland limited train #400. Eventually she returned to Antigo to live and worked at the Antigo Milk Products office until 1953. Shortly thereafter she joined her husband Bob at Kommers Hardware, retiring in 1987.
She was a member of the Langlade Hospital Auxiliary and Volunteers from 1996-2015.
LuDene is survived by her children, Bruce (Betsy) Kommers, Janelle (Buzz) Markgraf, and Barbara (Tod) Novinska; grandchildren Courtney (Mark) Burger, Reidun (Ryan) Bures, Seth (Jeanna) Markgraf, Blake Novinska, and Jack Novinska. She is further survived by her great-grandchildren, Ila and Thomas Burger, Marley and Wyatt Bures, and Levi Markgraf; brother Jerry (Carol) Schilleman; sister-in-law, Mardy Schilleman; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
LuDene was preceded in death by her husband Bob on June 4, 2010; her parents; sisters, Jeanne (James) VandeHey, Joyce (Tommy) Briggs, Joan (DeWayne) Cahak; and brother, James Schilleman.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023, at 12 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Hoffman officiating. Visitation will be held Friday at the church in Hoffman Hall from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery in Antigo.
In lieu of flowers, memorials/donations can be made to the Community Health Foundation.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the staff at Aspirus Rosalia Gardens and Aspirus LeRoyer Hospice for their loving and compassionate care of LuDene in her final years/days.
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My Aunt LuDene--radiant smile, warm heart, beautiful soul--thoughtful, giving, understanding. While gone in body, always present in memory & spirit.Grove of Memorial Trees was purchased for the family of Jane LuDene Kommers by Anonymous.
It truly was a pleasure getting to know her and her beautiful kind soul. She will be missed so much by all of us at RG. Most of all I will miss her warm smile and how kind she was. Also the way she could make me laugh and laugh at me / with me. Best wishes and love to all of her family at this difficult time.
LuDene was a true treasure to so many, our Deepest Condolences.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Jane LuDene Kommers by Anonymous.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. She was a magnificent woman, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and volunteer.Florist’s Choice Bouquet was purchased for the family of Jane LuDene Kommers by Anonymous.
Janelle - we hope the precious memories you carry in your heart will help you through this challenging time. Sending our love and hugs! Love,Lavender Fields was purchased for the family of Jane LuDene Kommers by Angie, Bev, and Holly.
Barb, our thoughts and prayers are with you today, what a tremendous loss for you and your family. Your Mom was a gem! Love you!Simple Sorrows was purchased for the family of Jane LuDene Kommers by Anonymous. A tree was also planted in memory of Jane LuDene Kommers
My kindergarden, grade school and high school friend, I am so sorry for your loss. I knew your mother through St. John's, and of course, through you, and she was always so nice to me. She always asked about me; how I was doing, how was sports, and on and on. She was a special lady, and clearly passed that on to you. I love you my friend, and I hope the grieving process proceeds in the way that is right for you.
I hope we see you on the bike trails again someday! All the best,
Karl & Jennifer Mattes
Our deepest condolences. With love,Rick, Sabrina, Spencer, and Keating SaneHeavenly Love was purchased for the family of Jane LuDene Kommers by Anonymous.
Janelle and Family~ So sorry to hear of the loss of LuDene. Loved seeing her at St Joe's volunteering. Always with a smile! We pray that your many wonderful memories of her help you during your time of loss. With deepest sympathy, Beth and Don Emerich
LuDene holds a very special place in the hearts and minds of the Neufeld’s as do all of the Kommers. She spread joy everywhere she went. I wonder if she isn’t the real reason the hardware store location and surrounding area is still referred to as “Peaceful Valley”. Love to all.
So sad to see this. She was an amazing lady who always made you feel like you were the most important person in her world. I was always excited when she would work the Parade of Homes at my home. Loved spending time with her. She definitely will be missed. Our love and prayers to all of you.
Karl and Jil Schulz
🙏I’m so saddened to hear of LuDenes passing.
💐She was so very kind and always knew us and had conversation at each meeting.Our deepest condolences for all of her family. 💐
Nancy and Steve Kafka🙏
So sorry for your loss. I always loved her, she was such a happy person and always friendly to all of us kids in the neighborhood. I enjoyed seeing her when I would go visit my Dad as Rosalia. Know that I'm thinking about the family.
One of the classiest lady I've had the pleasure to know. God bless you Ludene. You will be missed
Ann and Dick Majewski
She was quite a lady! She always had nice things to say, always a smile on her face, always asked how everyone in my family was doing, and always looked like a million bucks! I am sure she & Bob are dancing right now. Bruce, janelle & barbara - you have quite an act to follow.
Bruce,Janelle and Barbara my prayers go out to you and your families your mom was a special person in my life and my brother’s she will be missed dearly and I’m sure John was there with all her family to great her 🙏🙏🙏