Jean Malcore

August 31, 1935
April 22, 2021

Jean M. Malcore, 85, Green Bay, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at a local care facility, with her family by her side. She was born the oldest of three children, in the Town of Neenah on August 31, 1935, to the late Anthony and Marion (Kloepfel) Konowalski. Following graduation from Green Bay East High School Jean married Ansel Malcore on April 16, 1955, at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church.  He preceded her in death on May 13, 2014. 

 Jean and Ansel raised their family of five children, and together owned and operated Malcore Central Vac’s Inc. where Jean loved to talk with customers and help people. She was involved in the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Brown County Homebuilders Association as well as the Valley Homebuilders Association.  Jean and Ansel retired to Shawano and lived on the channel where they both enjoyed watching all the birds, geese, eagles, and deer, off their back deck. Jean treasured visits with her children and grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.  Jean also loved going for pontoon rides with all the kids and watch them swim and play in the water. A fishing trip was always enjoyed, with a fish fry to follow. She loved growing flowers and working in her garden.  Jean was an avid Packer fan, watching all the games and was always the one to yell the loudest when it came to a touch down or a bad call.  It can be said that she truly was a people person. Jean had the ability to talk with people, always making them smile or laugh and turning acquaintances into friendships.

 Jean will be deeply missed by her children: Judy (John) Van Pay, Green Bay; Jody Radant  (fiance’, Hilbert Saurbeir), Cecil; Douglas (Karen) Malcore, Green Bay; Steven (Holly) Malcore, Morrison and Dori (James) Kolkowski, Sampson; nine grandchildren: Cory (fiancé, Crystal) Van Pay, Angela Van Pay, Nadeen Rancier, Derek (Ashleigh) Malcore, Ryan Malcore, Emily Malcore; step-grandchildren, Robert (Wendy) Kolkowski, Rebecca (Adam) Kuczer; 13 great grandchildren: Jack, Trenton, Andy, Rustin, Acacia, Gus, Penelope, Ella, Nicolas, Sawyer, Cadence, Claria, Andrew; three great, great grandchildren, Johnothon, Theodore and Hazlee; her sister, Nancy (John) Hansen, Green Bay and two brothers-in-law, Richard Buss, Oshkosh and Allen Malcore, Green Bay; many other family and friends. 

 In addition to her husband and parents, Jean was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Asha Vanden Plas and her sister Marilyn Buss.

 Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Wednesday, April 28, from 5:00-7:00 pm with a parish wake service to conclude the evening at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Thursday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 3425 Willow Rd. from 9:30 am until 10:45 am. Funeral Mass 11:00 am Thursday at the church with Rev. Dennis Ryan officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent the Malcore family at

 Jean’s family would like to thank the care givers at Oak Park Place Assisted Living and the nursing staff at Unity Hospice.