Adeline Held, age 88, of Batavia, entered into eternal peace on Tuesday (December 26, 2017) at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center in Sheboygan Falls.

She was born on August 20, 1929 in the Town of Wayne, Washington County, WI, daughter of the late Oscar and Amelia (Wiesner) Jung. The family moved to the Town of Farmington when Adeline was 14.

On May 20, 1950, she married Franklin A. Held at St. Martin United Church of Christ in Fillmore, WI. The couple farmed for 44 years together in Batavia. Franklin preceded her in death on November 17, 2016.

Adeline was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Batavia where she served with the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Batavia Homemakers Club.

She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, and search-a-word books. Most of all, she loved spending time with her loving children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Survivors include: Three children: Gary (Virginia) Held of Batavia, Karen (Jerry) Rusch of Cedarburg, and JoAnn (Joe) Brunnbauer of Cedar Grove; Six grandchildren: Ben (Tanya) Held, Brenda (Mike) O’Keefe, Bradley Rusch (special friend: Allison), Kendra (Nick) Matter, Emily (Derek) Bartelt, Christen (Jason) Weber; One step-granddaughter: Joy (Josh) Gulig; Seven great grandchildren: Aaron and Parker Held, Colson Matter, Taylor Thomas, Zoey and Nolan Gulig, and Dominic Weber.

She is further survived by: Seven sisters: Joyce Doll of West Bend, Ruth Gollnick of Cedarburg, Betty (Eugene) Laatsch of Phoenix, AZ, Judy (Jerry) Fahney of Baraboo, Sharon (Peter) Zirtzlaff of Plymouth, Pat Jelinek of Milwaukee, Sandra Rosenthal of Hartford, and Carol (Russell) Fellenz of West Bend; Two brothers: Ralph (Sandy) Jung of Silver Creek and Dale (Pam) Jung of Jackson, WI; and One sister-in-law: Shirley Jung of Slinger. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Adeline was preceded in death by: Her parents; Father and motherin law: Frank and Emma Held; Great grandson: Braydon Matter; Two brothers: Lloyd and Vernon Sr. Jung; One sister: Florence Doegnitz; brothers in-law: Everett, Claude, Norman, and Byron Held, Lyle Binder, Willard Doegnitz, Ervin Saueressig, Arthur Vorpagel, Jim Gollnick, and Don Rosenthal; and sisters-in-law: Frances Vorpagel, Mildred Saueressig, Irene, Helen, Ruth, and Marie Held.

Funeral services to celebrate Adeline’s life will be held on Saturday afternoon (December 30, 2017) at 2:00 P.M. at Zion United Methodist Church in Batavia. Pastor Hap Itson and Pastor Gail Mitchell will co-officiate. Interment will be in the Zion United Methodist Cemetery in Batavia.

Visitation will take place at the church on Saturday (December 30) from 12 Noon until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Adeline’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to send special thanks to the nursing staff of 2K at Sheboygan Aurora Memorial Medical Center, as well as the staff at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, for the wonderful care and compassion given to Adeline.

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