Janice Bergin, 56

Janice E. (Ponath) Bergin, 56, Suring, passed away at home under ThedaCare At Home Hospice Care following a four-year battle with lung cancer. 

She was born in West Bend on Oct. 19, 1955 to the late Elmer and Betty (Haynes) Ponath. 

Jan graduated from East High School in West Bend in 1973. On Nov. 10, 1973, Jan married Donald J. Bergin at Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend. In her lifetime she was a waitress at Colonial Restaurant, clerk at Snyder Drugs, daycare provider and was also employed at Applebee’s. Jan was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir and was a Sunday school teacher, Barton SHARE co-coordinator, Daisy Girl Scout leader, Girl Scout cookie coordinator for city of West Bend, 4-H clown, 4-H cat project coordinator.
Jan is survived by her husband, Donald of Sur-ing; two daughters, Ashley (Tim) Aimes of Wichita, Kansas, Cassandra Bergin of West Bend; a son, Jeffrey Bergin of West Bend; two brothers, Lavern (Deborah) Ponath of West Bend, Dayle (late Donna) Ponath of Newburg, WI; 5 sisters, Linda Pratt of North Fond du Lac, Twyla (Allan) Bath of Kewaskum, Karen (James) Edwards of West Bend, Faith (Michael) Bed-narczyk of Fond du Lac, Terri (Rick) Parchim of Fredonia; a granddaughter, Electra Aimes of Wichita, KS; her mother in law, Eileen "Mickey" Bergin of Suring; Cynthia (Brian) Moran, Kathleen (Bill) Schmidt. 

Jan was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Eddie Bergin; two brothers in-law, Tom Bergin, John (Sue) Bergin; her sister, Gloria (Herbert) Fry. 

Friends and family may call on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at Christ Lutheran Church in Jackson, N168 W20152 Main St., from 1 p.m. until the memorial service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Chuck Turbin officiating. Online condolences can be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com.

Special thank you to ThedaCare At Home Hospice for the excellent care given to Jan and her family.