Julitta “Jill” Marie Schielke, 68, of Burlington, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 at her home.
Jill was born Feb. 14, 1955, to Pete and Kathleen “Katie” (nee Steffans) Bonin in Platteville. She was a graduate of Platteville High School and continued her education by graduating from UW-Platteville with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health and obtaining her Master’s degree from UW-Whitewater. On April 7, 1984, she was united in marriage to Steven Schielke at Zion Lutheran Church in Platteville.
Jill was the first Platteville High School student to participate at the state gymnastics competition. She was a cheerleader in both high school and at UW-Platteville. She enjoyed swimming and was a lifeguard at the Platteville community pool.
After graduating from UW-Platteville, Jill taught physical education and health while coaching girl’s gymnastics and volleyball at Union Grove Union High School. During her teaching, she enjoyed her relationship with many students while developing many friendships with students, parents and fellow teachers.
Jill was a fan of the Green Bay Packers and attended many Green Bay home games. After retirement, Jill and Steve would attend one Packer away game each year. Jill was an avid fan of Brett Favre, attending his Hall of Fame induction in Canton, Ohio. She was an avid fan of Favre only when Rodgers was not in the room.
Jill followed her mother in supporting the John Barth Foundation in rewarding a scholarship to a Platteville High School student. She loved attending their annual scholarship breakfast each year in Madison. We thank the people of the John Barth organization for their continued support.
Jill is survived by her husband Steven; son Jason (Cindy); brother Marc (Margaret) Bonin of Platteville; sister Stephanie (Ron) Sniadach of Grafton; and nephews Pete (Tanya) Bonin of Platteville, Kevin (Danielle) Bonin of Rewey and Ryan Sniadach of Grafton. She was preceded in death by her parents.
We would especially like to thank Paula and Wanda for helping us along. We would like to thank Lori of Chocolate City Travel in helping us with our adventures. We would like to thank her lunch group-Belinda, Bev, Cindy, Dar, Karen, Peggy, Shelley and good friend Melanie. We would also like to thank the good people of Aurora Pharmacy Pine Street in Burlington for their help.
Services for Jill will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 at 11:30 p.m. at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home. Relatives and friends may visit with the family from 10 until 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Burlington Cemetery.
Well-wishers may visit www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com.