Gail (Martin) Vanden Branden
Janis Gail (Martin) Vanden Branden, 59, Green Bay, passed away
peacefully Friday, May 15, 2009, at her home, with her husband and
dog by her side.
She was born in
(Ottinger) Martin. Janis was a 1968 graduate of
for three and a half years.
On April 6, 1974, Janis married Randall R. Vanden Branden in
1977. She enjoyed traveling, amateur interior decorating, playing
tennis, and gardening.
Survivors include her husband, Randall of 35 years; Kay, “The
Rescued Dog;” brother, James R. Martin of Custer; cousin, Kathleen
(James) Hautala of Greendale; aunt, Lorraine Dahms of Franklin;
grandmother, Mary Martin of Stevens Point; mother-in-law, Dorothy
Vanden Branden of Green Bay; nieces, Mara Martin of Custer, Amber
(Danno) Hoff and their daughters Maya and Zoe of Wausau; and Annie
Bins of Green Bay; sisters-in-law, Joan (Kevin) Thorpe of Spencer,
N.Y., Kathleen Vanden Branden of Green Bay, and Linda (Daniel) Bins
of Green Bay; brother-in-law, James (Kim) Vanden Branden of Green
Bay; and nephews, Branden Thorpe of Spencer, N.Y., Trevor Thorpe of
Los Angeles, Dillon (special friend, Alicia Tiemann) Vanden Branden
of Green Bay, Brian Bins of Green Bay and Bill Bins of Green Bay.
In addition to her parents, Janis is preceded in death by her
grandparents, Henry Martin and Ernst and Anna Ottinger; sister-in-
law, Cindy Martin; father-in-law, Donald Vanden Branden; and
grandmother-in-law, Lucy Anderson.
A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, June 12, 2009, from 4
p.m. until 7 p.m. at Cotter Funeral Home,
Pere. Online condolences may be expressed to Janis’ family at
A special thank you to the many people who Janis has met and been
friends with in
you to MaryAnn and Mary Lou for their loving care in Janis’ last
weeks, the fourth floor staff at Bellin Hospital, Dr. Donald
Cvitokovich, Dr. Ronald Davis, Dr. Amy James, and the Green Bay City
Transit Bus Drivers of Route 7.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Bay Area Humane Society,