Jan Deming Herrell (nee Watts)
Jan. 7, 1951 Ė Sept. 8, 2013
Jan Deming Herrell (nee Watts) of Waukesha died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013,
at Seasons Hospice at the age of 62. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on
Jan. 7, 1951, the daughter of Bert and Betsy (nee Gordon) Watts.
On Nov. 28, 1992, she married Hollis Herrell. She was a member of St.
Johnís Lutheran Church in Brookfield. Jan was a true friend to many. She
was a lover of her birds and gardens and believed in the revelation of
Godís goodness through the natural world.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Hollis of Waukesha; her son,
David Foppe of Waukesha; her stepsons, Hollis (Chris) Herrell of New
Berlin and Mark (Dorene) Herrell of Sturgeon Bay; and three
grandchildren, Derek, Mark and Samantha. She was one of 10 children and
she was especially close to her sisters, Mary Jo and Lynn, and her
brother, Peter. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ann.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service
Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S.
Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Eric Luedtke will preside. Burial will be
held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in
If desired, memorials are appreciated to the Wildlife In Need Center,
W349-S1480 S. Waterville Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.
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