Obit: Stroetz, Jane Marie (1935 - 2016)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bradley, Churkey, Daniels, Heiman, Kirsten, Kmiec, Livingston, McGivern, Peterson, Schneider, Stroetz, Swenson, Vanderboom, Worzella

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 3/23/2016

Stroetz, Jane Marie (McGivern) (13 APR 1935 - 22 MAR 2016)

Jane Marie (McGivern) Stroetz, age 80 of Stratford passed away peacefully early Tuesday, March 22, 2016, with her family by her side, at Miller’s Alternative Care in Marshfield, WI.

Jane was born on April 13, 1935, the daughter of Andy and Nettie (Bradley) McGivern in Marshfield, WI. She attended Stratford Schools.

On Feb. 2, 1952, Jane was united in marriage to the love of her life, Donald Stroetz, at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Don and Jane owned and operated Stroetz’s Tap for 17 years. Jane was also a proud homemaker and loving mother.

Jane and Don enjoyed snowmobiling. They also loved to go on road trips gambling, and she sure had the luck of the Irish. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the many family get togethers, Christmases, birthdays and potlucks. There were many happy times spent up north at the cottage. Those who knew Jane best will miss her laughter.

Jane is lovingly survived by her husband, Don; her children, Mary Jane (David) Swenson, Nancy (Gene) Schneider, Patty Kmiec, Jim Stroetz, Barb Peterson and Karen (Leonard) Daniels; her grandchildren, Mark (Tina Worzella) Swenson, Andy Swenson, John (Heather) Swenson, Terri Vanderboom, Brenda (Matt) Churkey, Mike (Tammy Livingston) Kmiec, Justin Peterson, Devan, Colin and Brandon Daniels and Michelle Heiman; as well as six great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her siblings, Mike (Jane) McGivern and Mary (John) Kirsten. She will be truly missed.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; two sons-in-law, Tom Kmiec and Russ Peterson; as well as her brothers, Jerry, Bill and Pat.

A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 28, at Zion United Methodist Church, 2106 N. Peach Avenue, Marshfield. Visitation was held at the church from 9-11 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date.

Special thank you to Atrium Acute Care Center; Tammy and staff at Miller Alternative Care; and the special angel, Donna Mae, for the kind thoughts and words that Jane shared with her on Monday evening. Thank you to Pastor Mike, her special friend, Fran, and anyone else who may have visited Jane.

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