Jeannie Himel Wilke
1944 - 2021
Jeannie Himel Wilke passed away on July 28 at the age of 77. Her beloved husband of 40 years, Richard Paul Wilke, passed on the following day, July 29. She was predeceased by her parents Neil Himel, Jr., and Laura Jean Thompson Himel. She is survived by her children Susan Wilke, Christopher Wilke, Harold Wilke; grandchildren Emma Wilke, Sarah Wilke; sister Sharon Spiller. Jeannie was born April 20, 1944 in Welford, England. She attended Baton Rouge High School. Prior to retirement, Jeanne worked as a legal secretary for several law firms in New Orleans for many years, as an office manager with Antiques Unlimited in New Orleans, and as an office manager for a building management company in Walnut Creek, CA. Jeannie was a member of Flowers Estates Civic Association serving as treasurer for many years, Town & Country Garden Club of West St. Tammany Parish for over 20 years holding several different positions of leadership, Louisiana Watercolor Society for over 10 years serving on their executive board and as Show Chair for several shows. She was an accomplished artist and showed her talents through painting, refinishing/refurbishing furniture, gardening and flower arranging. She produced many detailed watercolor works over the years which exhibited her love of nature. Jeannie spent her last years with Rick at Christwood Retirement Community. Jeannie was devoted to her family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A celebration of life will be held at a later date due to COVID. Those wishing to, please donate in her honor to Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

Published by The Times-Picayune from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2021.
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So sorry to read of Jeannie and Rick's passing.
Peg Usner
August 6, 2021
So sorry for your loss. She will be sorely missed
Judy Smith
August 5, 2021
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