Janet R. Schwenn
MIDDLETON/BLACK EARTH- Janet R. Schwenn, age 95, of Middleton/Black Earth, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Heartland County Village in Black Earth. She was born on June 29, 1922, in Elgin Ill., the daughter of Edward and Emma (Schultz) Bartelt. She was united in marriage to Edwin G. Schwenn on Sept. 15, 1945, in Middleton. Janet is survived by her son, Paul (Maureen) Schwenn; grandchildren, Michelle (Dan) Swiqqum of Monona, Doug (Tiffini) Schwenn of Evansville, Brad (Ann) Schwenn of Madison and Heather, Brendon, and Alyssa; and great-grandchildren, Jacey Swiqqum, and Tanner and Tessa Schwenn; as well as many nieces and nephews; grandnieces and nephews; and great-grandnieces and nephews. She is further survived by many many friends from the places she has lived, including special friends, Georgeann, Mike, Annita, Ruthie, Betty, Karen, Lyll, Sue and others who truly became a part of her extended family. Janet and Ed lived in Middleton and raised three children, the oldest, Richard Bartelt, middle son, Paul Douglas, and the youngest, Toni Lynn, who was always her ray of sunshine and her pride and joy. Janet and Ed both loved sports of all kinds. She loved to watch her Cubs, Bears, Brewers, Packers and Badgers. Her parents owned and operated the resort on North Sand Lake, between Spooner and Webster Wis., the resort became a favorite vacation spot for Janet and her children from 1945 until 1965, when the resort was sold. She and Edwin lived on and operated farms near Middleton from 1945 until 1959, when they moved into town. After that she took a job at the University Center Building, working on the building meeting set-up staff, for over 25 years. Family was always very important to Janet and Edwin. Janet grew up in Elgin Ill., and was the middle child of Edward and Emma (Schultz) Bartelt, her older brother, Edward and younger sister Marlyn (Kit) had many fond memories of their lives together. Edwin was the third son of four sons born to Charles A. and Emma (Haberland) Schwenn. The four boys along with their parents formed a very strong, German farming family in Middleton. His eldest brother, Rudwin of Milwaukee, second eldest brother, Willard of Portland, OR and youngest brother, Sterling of Dallas, all had a very strong bond as brothers and all preceded Janet in death. Janet will always be remembered as a loving, caring, spirited, and up upbeat daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her. We will miss you dearly, but we find comfort knowing we will all be together again! We would like to thank the staffs of Heartland County Village, Home Health United and Agrace HospiceCare, for the wonderful care they provided for mom. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Janet’s name can be made to the First German Lutheran Church in Middleton. Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care 5203 Monona Drive 608-221-5420
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