Life Story Funeral Homes®
The exclusive providers of the Life Story Experience


Life Story Funeral Homes®
The exclusive providers of the Life Story Experience

Jeanette Puschel

June 14, 2024
Cropwell, AL




Jeanette Clare Puschel, age 76, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2024. She was born on April 26, 1948 in Winner, South Dakota to August and Stella Skolasky. After the death of her father, the family moved to Grayling, Michigan where Jeanette graduated from Grayling High School in 1966. Because of her passion for helping people, she received her nursing degree from Mercy Medical in Lansing, Michigan.

During a brief residence in Phoenix, Arizona, she met the love of her life, Paul Puschel, and married on June 17, 1972. Their honeymoon was spent traveling back to Michigan where they started their life together in Kalamazoo, MI.

Jeanette always dreamed of having her home filled with children. Through the grace of God, she was blessed with three beautiful daughters. Jeanette was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and raised her daughters to love God as much as she did. Jeanette doted on her children and loved them to pieces. She attended all of their extracurricular activities and was the loudest cheerleader in the stands. She was always so proud of her daughters!

For many years, Jeanette worked for Kalamazoo Public Schools in the district's CEYF program that provided high school options for pregnant teens and teen parents. Her heart was always full of love for all the young girls in the program and she treated them like her own children.

Jeanette was a lifelong crafter. Wherever she went, her knitting bag was never far from sight. She will be forever remembered for the beautiful hats, sweaters, and afghans she knit for every special person in her life.

During COVID, Jeanette and Paul moved to Cropwell, Alabama where she lived out her remaining years. Family soup nights brought the family together weekly where new recipes were tried and critiqued by all involved. The memories created during these nights were priceless and will always be remembered as good times with good people.

Jeanette lived a life of love. From 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ~ "Love is patient and kind; it does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." Jeanette believed love was the most important virtue and showered those around her with love and kindness. Her legacy of love will live on through all those she touched.

Jeanette is survived by her husband, Paul Puschel; daughters, Paulette (Phil) Towns of Spring Arbor, MI, Tara (Scott) Young of Coldwater, MI, and Courtney (Dave) Weal of Pell City, AL; grandchildren, Kennedy Binion, Austin Kiersey, Hannah Weal, Nadia Kiersey, Stella Weal and Zahari Weal; eight step-grandchildren; great grandchildren, Braelynn Granlund, Safiya Weal, and Easton Granlund; and brothers, Bob (Kay) Skolasky of Little Rock, AR, Dick (Betty) Skolasky of Branchville, SC, Jack (Mary) Skolasky of Paw Paw, MI, and Jim (Sally) Skolasky of Portage, MI.