Reinetta “Netty” Margaret McGowan

PORTAGE/LAKE DELTON – Reinetta “Netty” Margaret McGowan, age 97, passed away peacefully in Lake Delton on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Reinetta was born on January 20, 1923, in Caledonia Township, the daughter of George and Maude (Walker) Achterberg. She married James R. McGowan in June of 1944.  Following Jim’s death, she then married John M. McGowan on December 28, 1988, in Portage. She worked for the Weyenberg Shoe Factory for 25 years. Reinetta enjoyed her birds and loved her flowers.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas McGowan of Benton, MO, James (Sally) McGowan of Wisconsin Dells, Gerald (Jackie) McGowan of Lake Delton, and Daniel (Susan) of Virginia; grandchildren, Angie, Jim, Casey, Zach, Aaron, Sean, Kiel, and Katie; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Willie, Alec, Cody, Lydia, Macy, Megan, Troy, Evan, Liam and Jacob; great-great grandchild, Jameson; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, James R. McGowan and John M. McGowan; son, Michael McGowan; grandsons, Mike and Conner; sister, Edna Klopf; and brother, Clifford Achterberg.  

At Netty’s request, graveside services will be held at St. Mary Cemetery in Portage, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl presiding. Social distancing will apply, masks will be required and provided if necessary.  A Celebration of Netty’s life will continue at Jack’s Tap.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to donor’s choice.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.  




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