Janet B. Ehlinger
July 1, 1937 – Nov. 2, 2013
Janet B. Ehlinger of Waukesha passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at her home at the age of 76. She was born July 1, 1937, in Oconto Falls, and was the daughter of John E. and Christine B. (Boes) Magnin.
Janet was a 1959 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. She worked as a UW Extension home agent with Marquette County for one year and was then employed for three years as a home economics teacher at Luxemburg High School. She subsequently married Paul J. Ehlinger in August 1964 and they raised their two sons together in Waukesha. Janet was a member of St. William Catholic Church since 1971 and a member of the Christian Mothers since 1972. Janet enjoyed baking (especially bread, cinnamon rolls, popovers, gingerbread and numerous varieties of cookies), knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, genealogy and spending time with friends and family.
Surviving are her sons, David (Deborah) Ehlinger of Franklin and Bruce Ehlinger of Madison, and her six grandchildren, Alexander Ehlinger, Ivyanne Elborough, Margaret Elborough, Matthew Ehlinger, Jessica Ehlinger and Grace Elborough. Her surviving siblings are Ann Buss of Lynchburg, Va., Dean (Mary) Magnin of Marinette, Hugh (Sharon) Magnin of Lena and Glenn (Carol) Magnin of Lena. In addition, she is survived by her sisters-in-law, Mary Magnin, Martha Becker, Jeanne Vandenbush and Margaret Ann Krentz.
Janet is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and -nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother (Casey), and her loving husband Paul in 2001.
The visitation for Janet will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Cesarz, Charapata, & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Nov. 7, at St.
William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Kevin Barnekow will be officiating. Burial will be private at a later date at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneral-Home.com, or call 542-6609.