Janet Leona Rouse (nee Ellenbecker) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Fox Lake, Wisconsin, on March 5, 2018.
Janet was born June 11, 1948, in Marathon County, the daughter of Clarence and Marie Ellenbecker. She graduated from Colby High School in 1966.
Jan loved her family, the Cubs, the Packers, traveling, going to casinos, chocolate and of course Elvis Presley. Jan never missed sending a card for birthdays or anniversaries, and always attended every family celebration.
Jan was preceeded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom; three brothers; a sister; and stepson, Thomas H. Rouse.
She is survived by brothers, Orlando, Roger, Floyd, Jerry, and David; sisters, Celine Wanke, Adelle Riedel, Joyce Ampe and Corrine Bolin; stepchildren, Linda (Steve) Sharpe, Kathy (Lee) Holtgrieve, Jim (Susan) Rouse, Laurie (Steve) Hoover, Terry Torres, Gina (Patrick) O’Brien; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held at Flannagan-Dorn American Legion Post 294, 231 Goodwin Ave., Hartland, on March 10, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Kratz-Smedema Funeral Home in Fox Lake is serving the family. For more information or to leave online condolences, visit kratzfh.com.