CAPE CORAL, FLA.

Janice Adele Briggs


Aug. 17, 1936 Ė March 31, 2014


Janice Adele Briggs, 77, a Cape Coral, Fla., resident since 1996, formerly of Sussex, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, in Cape Coral. She was born August 17, 1936, in Waukesha, to Charles and Pauline Hoffmann, now deceased.

Janice and her husband enjoyed boating throughout their entire lives. They lived and traveled for four years on their boat, Amanece, throughout the western rivers, enjoying a sailorís life. She enjoyed journaling and documenting their many boating adventures. She was fascinated with studying genealogy. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, gardening, canning and fishing with her family. She enjoyed keeping current with the latest technology and embraced the everchanging world of computers. As a staunch conservative, Janice followed politics closely. Spending time with her grandkids was a joy for her.

Many family vacations prior to retirement years were spent split between the cabin in Manitowish Waters, boating the Mississippi and various inland waterways, camping across the country and helping on the Brodhagen family farm in Bonduel.

In Janiceís younger years, she worked at her sisterís farm, Tesch Greenhouse, from grade school through high school. Some of her fondest memories from the farm were bunching radishes and riding on the farm truck. She had wonderful stories and memories of working with her family and friends on the farm.

Janice had a vast work career that included Sentry Foods, attended IBM Data Processing School, was the data processing manager of Standard Oil Indiana, raised her family, assisted as secretary of the Railroad Engineers Union, secretary treasurer of the Wisconsin Enginemen Association, Fishing Facts Magazine, F&M Bank and retired as human resources manager of Associated Bank.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Melvin H. Briggs of Cape Coral; three children, LeAnne Witzel (Tom) of Waukesha, Peter Briggs (Laura) of Erin and Ted Briggs (Vicki) of Cedarburg; as well as nine grandchildren, Kyle, Jordan, Thomas, Alex, Elizabeth, Addie, Andrew, Ben and Lucas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Janice was preceded in death by 11 siblings.

Memorial services will be held at 3:30pm Friday, April 11, at The Loft and Chapel at Cedar Ridge, N7-W23827 Bluemound Road, Waukesha, WI 53188. The family will receive friends at 2:30pm until the hour of service. Immediately following the service, dinner will be served.

Memorial contributions in memory of Janice A. Briggs may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4574 Via Royale, Fort Myers, FL 33919. A private burial will occur at a later date.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the online guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial. com. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Cape Coral, 239-242-0909, is entrusted with final care.