Janice M. Mulhaney passed away on March 6, 2022 at the age of 83 at her residence.
Janice was born in the brown house by the creek in Reedsville, WI, on December 29, 1938, daughter of the late Ervin and Mary (Mancoske) Maertz. She attended St. John/St. James grade school and graduated with the class of 1956 from Reedsville High School. On May 3, 1961 she married Jerome Mulhaney in Waukegan, IL. Janice worked hard and held many jobs during her lifetime, starting in the office on the 5th floor of the old Mirro building, then off to the Leverenz Shoe Factory where she was union president for many years allowing her to travel throughout the country and Canada. When Leverenz closed, she went onto LTC where she graduated and then started at State Farm Insurance in Valders from where she retired. She also worked at A.O. Smith Company, as an EMT with the Valders Ambulance, The Willows, Mary Kay Cosmetics and you also may have seen her walking around Valders twice a week delivering the Chronicle. Janice was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church, Valders where she was also part of Stephens Ministries, the American Legion Auxiliary where she held the secretary position for many years.
When she was not working, Jan could be found enjoying time spent with her family, a casino trip once in a while with friends, going out dancing, playing cards, sporting events, going out to eat with friends and enjoying pontoon rides and rummage sales at Kelly Lake. She truly enjoyed her trip to Ireland where its been said she may have danced a jig or two.
Janice is survived by: Patrick (Lisa) Mulhaney, Shane (Shaun) Mulhaney; Ty and Brady Jo Mulhaney, Ryan Mulhaney (special friend Anna); Willow Mulhaney, Katelyn Mulhaney (fiancé Kyle), and Gracelyn Mulhaney, Zach (Erin) Wichlacz, Will Wichlacz, Bridgit (Darel) Biely, and Thomas (Jean) Mulhaney, Brian (Laura) Mulhaney; Jack, Kate and Elsie Mulhaney, Shawn (Heidi) Mulhaney; Brody, Oliviana and Penelope Mulhaney, and Michael (Alexandra) Mulhaney. Brothers and sisters, Joan Schuh, Jerry (Peggy) Maertz, Bernita Dallman, Karen Halverson, Donald (Mary Kay) Maertz, Faye (Wayne) Rusch, Roger Maertz, Bruce (Sharon) Maertz, Jeff Maertz (special friend Ann), Vicki (Jeff) Rolf. As well as many dear nieces, nephews and friends.
Janice was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Jerry, her parents; Ervin and Mary Maertz, mother-in-law and father-in-law; John and Mary Mulhaney, sister, Shirley (Lowell) Johns and a brother; Dennis Maertz.
The family will greet relatives and friends from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Thursday March 10, 2022 at Faith Lutheran Church, Valders.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday March 10, 2022 at Faith Lutheran Church, Valders. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Jim Wilson. Burial of the cremated remains will be at Valders West Cemetery at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.lendmanfh.com
A very, very special thank you to Vanessa Wetenkamp who was there for “Grammy” taking care of her each and every day in whatever way needed. You were our angel during this time.
Also a special thank you to all those from Home Instead and Aurora Hospice for all the care shown to mom and our family.
The Lendman Funeral Home & Gathering Center, Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Those beautiful blue eyes are now closed, the smile is gone, but our memories will hold onto this wonderful, strong lady who is now watching over us all.