Janice A. Smith


May 11, 1943 - Feb. 4, 2013 


Janice A. Smith of North Prairie died peacefully with her family at her side Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, after suffering injuries from a fall. Born May 11, 1943, in Ironwood, Mich., Jan was the second child and only daughter born to Edna (Kivisto) and Robert DeSautelle.  The family settled in Rhinelander for several years before relocating to Waukesha. Jan graduated from Waukesha High School in 1961 and was employed by Federal Savings and Loan and Waukesha National Bank. 


On Aug. 10, 1963, she married Michael H. Smith of Whitewater at St. Lukeís Lutheran Church in Waukesha. In 1979, they purchased their home on Prairie View Drive where Jan continued to live until her passing.  


Jan was employed by Ventura Foods Inc. of Waukesha (previously the Milwaukee Cheese Co.) for many years.  


She is survived by her two sons, Todd M. (Jennifer) Smith of Waupun and Chad M. Smith of North Prairie; brothers, Donald DeSautelle of Eagle and Greg (Lisa) DeSautelle of Waukesha; four grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and friends. 


She was preceded in death by her beloved husband and parents. 


Jan will be remembered for her generous care of family and friends, bubbly personality, and love for animals.


A private memorial service for family will be held Saturday, April 27. 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janís memory to United Methodist Church, North Prairie.