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Jackie R. (Bitter) Filipiak

May 30, 1957 ~ December 27, 2021 (age 64)


Jackie R. Filipiak, age 64, of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully early Monday morning on December 27, 2021, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

Jackie was born on May 30, 1957, in Sheboygan to Milton and LaVerne (Hasche) Bitter. She graduated from Howards Grove High School with the Class of 1975. Jackie was united in marriage to Michael Filipiak on October 29, 1987, at St. Mark’s UCC in Cleveland, WI. Jackie retired from her position as a pharmacy technician at Walgreens after 40 years.

Jackie loved animals – especially dogs and was active in the Sheboygan Dog Training Club and the Westie Rescue of Missouri. Jackie was involved as a leader in 4-H for many years with the Herman Cheerio Club.

Jackie is survived by her sister, Cindy Bitter; brother, Dennis Bitter; sisters-in-law, Laurie (Randy) Lawrenz, Barb Bitter, and Kay Bitter; friend, Chrissy Wetzel; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends. Jackie is also survived by her beloved dogs who were her pride and joy, Tater, Barkley, and Bella.

Jackie was preceded in death by her husband, Michael; parents, Milton and LaVerne; brothers, Bill and Fritz Bitter; stepmother, Wilma Bitter; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roy and Vera Steinhardt; and brother-in-law, Richard Filipiak.

A Funeral Service will be held for Jackie at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Zimmer-Westview Funeral Home with Pastor DuWayne Hanke officiating. A public visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the time of the service. Jackie’s funeral will be livestreamed and available at a later date from her obituary page.

Jackie’s family would like to thank the ICU staff at St. Nicholas Hospital as well as the staff at the Froedtert ICU for their care.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Jackie’s name.

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December 30, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Zimmer Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center
W2132 Garton Rd
Sheboygan, WI 53083

Funeral Service
December 30, 2021

11:00 AM
Zimmer Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center
W2132 Garton Rd
Sheboygan, WI 53083

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
December 30, 2021

Greenlawn Memorial Park
6706 Superior Ave
Kohler, WI 53044

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