Janice M. Morenzien

Janice M. Morenzien, 74, of Kewaskum passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, surrounded by her loving family at her home.

She was born May 12, 1935, in the town of Oseola , the daughter of the late Frank and Leona (Roehl) Backhaus, and on May 28, 1955, she was united in marriage to Earl Morenzien at Dundee Lutheran Church, in Dundee.

Janice was a member of St. Lucas Evangelical Luth-eran Church, Kewaskum. She was employed at Regal Ware, Inc. from March 14, 1961 until her retirement on July 19, 1997, and was a member of the Regal Ware 25 Year Club. She attended Osceola Elementary School in Fond du Lac County until May 21, 1949. She then graduated from Campbellsport High School in May, 1953. Janice loved spending time with family, sharing her cooking, fishing, the Brewers, and playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Our dear mom will forever be in our hearts. She fought courageously with grace, dignity and a sense of humor. She was someone who reached for our hand and touched our hearts. Her courage became an inspiration to us all.

Those Janice leaves be-hind to cherish her memories are her loving husband, Earl of 54 years; a daughter, Linda (Gary) Gavin; a son, Larry (Kris), all of Kewas-kum.

Seven grandchildren, Sta-cy (Fred) Cluppert, Heather (Jason) Handke, Krystal (special friend, Justin Boeldt), Scott Morenzien, Nichole (Joe) Skelton, Kelly (Christo-pher) Pekrul, and Keri (fian-cŽ, Steve Pieper); eleven great grandchildren, Dylan, Noah, Alyson Cluppert, Gar-ret, Lorren, Lidia Handke, Clay, Makayla Skelton, Ella Morenzien, Caleb and Jacob Pekrul and an expected great granddaughter in De-cember.

Two brothers, Eu-gene (Marilyn) Back-haus of New Fane and Donald (Beverly) Backhaus of Camp-bellsport.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her mother-in law, Ella Bartsch.

Funeral services for Janice will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, at St. Lucas Evangelical Luth-eran Church in Kewaskum. Rev. Timothy Henning will officiate.Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at Ledgeview Memorial Park in Fond du Lac.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Monday from 3:00 p.m. until time of service.

Memorials may be made to St. Lucas Church and St. Lucas School.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been en-trusted with JaniceÍs arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.

The family would like to thank all the people at Aurora Health Care, especially Paula Carlton; Aurora Visiting Nurses; St. LukeÍs Hospital staff and Dr. Scott Kamelle, Dr. Perry Gould, and Carrie Bilicki; Vince Lombardi Cancer Care Center at St. Lukes; and a special thank you to Jill Evans, who she considered an adopted daugh-ter. Also a special thank you to all who sent cards and all their prayers during her time of illness. She cherished each and every one of them.