Jeanette Ann “Zoé” Fieberg, 93

Published 8:20 am Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Jeanette Ann “Zoé” Fieberg, 93, died on June 30, 2024 at home in Danville, Kentucky. She was born on September 8, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri to Edward Heintz and Gertrude (Goestenkors) Heintz. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Edward Heintz, and her sister, Celeste Viviani. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert Alan Fieberg, son Jeffrey Edward Fieberg, son John Robert (Ann) Fieberg, granddaughters Celeste, Valerie, Natalie, Zoe, Caroline, grandson, Raymond, brother, Thomas Heintz, and sister, Patricia Buchholz. At age 15, Jeanette decided to become a Franciscan nun where she took the name, Sister Zoé. She graduated from Alverno College with a bachelor’s degree in Latin. Jeanette served as a nun for 22 years as a dedicated teacher of Latin, mathematics and English to elementary through high school students. She met the love of her life, Christian Brother Jeffrey Robert, when they were team teaching at Bergan High School in Peoria, Illinois in 1966. They decided that they made an excellent team, were released from their final vows, and were married on August 10, 1968. Jeanette was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother (“ZoZo”). She enjoyed quilting and traveling and camping with her family. She transformed her lawn into elaborate gardens that brought joy to all who surrounded her. She swam and gardened until her last month. Through her teaching, quilting, and advocacy, Jeanette strove to make a world filled with love, where every child had an education, warm blanket, and never had to fear for their safety. The family would like to thank Heritage Hospice for their compassionate care. Jeanette bequeathed her body to the University of Kentucky Willed Body Program. There will be no public services. In lieu of flowers, Jeanette requested donations to World Central Kitchen.

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