Condolence & Memory Journal

To the family... Chad, Neil, and Seth,
Fred and I send our sincere condolences. Jan was a great ER Nurse, mentor, and friend. She spoke highly of her family. She always had an answer to our many questions. I will never forget her, as she was like a work mother to many of us. She loved conversations about gardening. One of her favorite flowers were pansies. She purchased my first set of gardening tools, along with a gardening book when my husband and I married. Jan will be missed dearly......❤

Posted by Ronda Jones - Milwaukee, WI - coworker   April 19, 2021

Chad and Seth,
Jan meant so much to me during my time at Columbia. She talked so much about Seth and how much fun she had with him. I left the ER in 1998. I remember he wisdom, humor and dedication to everyone around her. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Jenny Rotter - Manitowoc, WI - coworker   April 17, 2021

Beautiful Service today. Chad, Seth, Neil, Renee and Amanda, you are all in my prayers.

Posted by Mary Ollman - Greenfield, WI - Friend   April 17, 2021

Growing up, Jan was often the bane of my existence. The little sister that started all the mischief and rarely got in trouble. As we grew older, she became my best friend and confidant. When I enter the next world, I will listen for the laughter. There I will find Jan, surrounded by people and telling one of her ridiculous stories. I miss her laugh more than anything.

Posted by Renee Tegge - Shorewood, WI - Sister   April 17, 2021

Chad, Seth and Neil, I send warm, healing thoughts and prayers for the loss of Jan on this worldly Earth and the gap that will remain without her presence here. She was always fun to spend time with at extended family events. I remember first meeting her after Greg and I got engaged. She was warm, full, real and fun. In the absence of a future mother-in-law, I often followed her and Edie's guidance at family events. I am glad to have had time with her and will miss laughing and talking with her and treasure the memories.

Posted by Kelli Longshore - Arnold, MD - Family   April 17, 2021

Chad I'm so sorry for your loss. We loved Jan. She just laughed so hard at my Blackie tearing up the interior of my car . I can still hear her laughing.

Posted by Glenn Erickson - Oconto falls, WI - Family Friend   April 16, 2021


Chad, we are so sorry to know that Jan is gone, but happy that she is now in a better place. In the few years that we knew her, we appreciated Jan as a delightful, funny, warm, good Wisconsin girl, so friendly, caring and social. She brightened the life of all those who knew her. We will always fondly remember her as such a kind and personable neighbor, the kind of friendly, cheerful person that gives Wisconsin its deserved reputation for such wonderful people with great integrity. I will miss especially her when we float down by the dock but remember all the laughs and good cheer that she brought to us. May God bless her, Seth and you during these difficult times.

Posted by Dale Danahey - Charlotte, NC - Neighbor   April 16, 2021

As I think back to all the different excursions we went on with friends, and all the laughter we Shared. I will never forget how perfect all our arts and crafts Were because you were such a wonderful teacher. I think you were the only one that actually had any creative skills. You were truly one of the most dedicated kind loving nurses I worked with all those years. I will miss you terribly. May you rest in peace forever

Posted by Kathy Schroeder - Geneva, IL - Friend   April 15, 2021


Our sadness at losing such a wonderful friend is lightened by all the memories and fun we shared these past many years. Jan brought humor, compassion and energy wherever she went. She was admired for her nursing skill and extraordinary efforts to have a beautiful home and garden. Jan so loved her dogs and worked hard at training, exercising and playing with them. Her life was about giving. Our sympathy goes out to Chad, who took such loving care of Jan during her illness, and to her two boys. May Jan be at peace.
Suzanne and Lynn Voeks, West Bend, Wisconsin

Posted by Suzanne Voeks - West Bend, WI - Friend   April 15, 2021

Chad it was with great sadness upon learning of your wife's passing, keep up the faith, remember, every thing happens according to God's plan. She will be looking down upon you and your family from the great place called Heaven. Stay strong!!!

Posted by Daniel Schramm - Moore, SC - Friend   April 15, 2021


Chad and Seth
We are deeply saddened to hear of Jan's passing.....may the strong faith she had, and that you shared, bring comfor , and with time, drying of your tears. She was such a spunky, fun neighbor and friend...and we can imagine that she now has the angels laughing. God bless you both in the days are on our hearts and prayers Ron and Lora Pasko

Posted by Ron and Lora Pasko - Saukville, WI - Family Friend   April 15, 2021


I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

Posted by Patricia Holcombe - Seneca, SC - Acquaintance   April 14, 2021

My sincere condolences to Chad and all of Jan's family during this sad time. I have always considered her to be a good friend, wonderful Nurse and remarkable human being. So many years working with her in the E.,R. at Columbia filled me with respect for her professionalism and skills in working with people and their suffering. And always with a smile and a kind word. A terrible loss for all who encountered her. A good egg and great friend. She will be missed by many.

Posted by Michael McCormack - Milwaukee, WI - Friend   April 13, 2021