Janet A. Hogan, 67|
Janet Hogan of West Bend, formerly of Fredonia, passed away at her residence on Feb. 25, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was 67 years old. Janet (along with her twin sister Janice) was born April 19, 1944 to Jacob and Margaret (Lesch) Watry of Dacada, Wis. She graduated from Random Lake High School in 1962. On July 17, 1992, Janet Watry Landvatter was united in marriage to Thomas J. Hogan at St. Rose Catholic Church in Fredonia. He was the love of her life, as she was the love of his life. Janet was a member of Holy Rosary Parish in Fredonia and prior to that a long time member of St. Mary's Little Kohler. Mrs. Hogan worked as a secretary at Bolens in Port Washington and later as an administrative assistant at Kewaskum High School for more than 26 years. Janet also worked and donated to the Women’s Shelter in Ozaukee County and was a long time advocate and volunteer of Friends of Abused Families in Washington County. Janet and Tom were also generous supporters of the Food Pantry of Ozaukee County. Janet enjoyed spending time with her brothers & sisters and their families. She loved to stay in touch and be the comic relief of her extended family. She enjoyed making family and friends laugh. Janet & Tom’s grandchildren were a very important part of her life. She loved being a grandmother. One of her cherished memories, after she married Tom, was his grandson Derek proclaiming, “She is my real grandmother.” Janet had a wide circle of friends. She enjoyed traveling with Tom — he opened the world for her. Tom preceded her in death in 2011.
Janet is survived by her four children: Rhonda Landvatter Oldenburg of Janesville, Paul Landvatter of Phoenix, Ariz, Tim (Deanne) Landvatter of Milwaukee and Daryl (Julie) Landvatter of West Bend; ste p-children Thomas Hogan of Saukville, Michael (Sheila Kidwell), Karen (Steve) Girard, both of West Bend and Mary Kay (Paul) Minnis of Green Bay. She is further survived by 23 grandchildren: Jacob, Shawna, Ryan, Megan, Kayla, Adam, Nikki, Christopher, Patrick, Timothy, Ashley, Michael (Sara), Zak, Jessie, Julie, Stephan, Gene (Natalie), Derek, Mandy, Ben, Katie, Jonathan and Jack, as well as two great grandchildren: Alison and Amelie.
Janet is also survived by her twin sister Janice Phillips of Platteville; eight sisters: Dolores Tock of Kewaskum, Elaine (Ervin) Karrels of Port Washington, Rosie Pozy (Frank) of Kewaskum, Mildred (John) Lanser of Bakersfield, Calif., Monica (Jim) Schulz of West Bend, Catherine Kearn of Waukesha, Ginny (Dick) Junge of Silver Creek and Sue (Tim) Neumann of Circle Pines, Minn.; sisters-in-laws Dorie Watry of Belgium, Carol Kries of West Bend, Dolores Kultgen, also of Belgium and Pat (Ed) Kwiatkowski of Chicago, Ill. Janet is preceded in death by her husband Tom, sister Agnes Egerer and brothers Gene, Richard, Robert, Wally and Ralph Watry. She is also preceded in death by great-granddaughter Linzee Hogan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, at St. Rose Chapel, 311 Fredonia Ave., Fredonia. Father Todd Budde will officiate. The family will receive visitors at the church on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. Janet will be laid to rest in the parish cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Women’s Shelter of Ozaukee County or Pancreatic Cancer Research network are appreciated. The Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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