Janet D. Niedermeier

March 7, 1915 - Sept. 28, 2006

Janet D. Niedermeier of Waukesha died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at LindenGrove, at age 91. She was born March 7, 1915, in the town of Brookfield, the daughter of John and Minnie (nee Deck) Brandt.

Janet married George Niedermeier in 1948 and they were able to share 36 years of marriage together. She loved to knit and made many sweaters, booties and scarves for her family. Janet was an avid Packers fan and was a proud holder of Packers stock. She also enjoyed playing card games like bridge and sheepshead and putting together jigsaw puzzles. Janet loved her car and felt a certain freedom for having it. Her favorite car, a Mercury Sable, was passed to her grandchildren over the years to allow them the same freedom that she experienced. Janet spent her entire life taking care of others and did it willingly without complaining. After these responsibilities ended, Janet, along with her sister and cousin, became world travelers, visiting places like Hawaii, Australia and Alaska. She adored her grandchildren and attended many of their band events even though they lived in Illinois.

Janet will be sadly missed by her son, Gary (Barb) Niedermeier of Frankfort, Ill.; two grandchildren, Kelly Niedermeier of Gallup, N.M., and Justin Niedermeier of Frankfort; sister, Evelyn Golemgeske of Waukesha; nieces, Sharon Paynter of Beloit and Cindi Wiles of Peoria, Ariz.; nephew, Terry Golemgeske of Waukesha; and grandnieces, grandnephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband in 1985.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Oct. 21, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, with the Rev. James Gorman and the Rev. Ralph Schultz co-officiating. Private burial will be held at Pilgrimís Rest Cemetery, Pewaukee.

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ Rebuilding Fund, 1220 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Janetís sister, Evelyn, for her daily visits during her final weeks and the caring staff at Oak Hill Terrace and LindenGrove, Waukesha.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.