Jane Ann Derks, 72

Jane Ann Derks (nee Gromoll), 72, of West Bend, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at her residence at Cedar Bay West. She was born Nov. 8, 1944, to Earl and Dorothy (nee Schlarp) Gromoll and married James F. Derks on Dec. 16, 1975 in Milwaukee. James preceded her in death in October 2010.

Jane worked as a speech and language pathologist for many years with the West Bend School District.

Jane is survived by her son, Jesse (Betsy) Derks of Fredonia, and two grandchildren: Sienna and Elijah. She is further survived by her brother, Carl (Norda) Gromoll of Eagle River; Karen (Chet Malcolm) Reese of New Hartford, New York; and six nieces and nephews, Margo Gromoll, Clare (Justin) Gromoll, Sam (Martha) Bardwell, Sarah (Michael) Blanchard, Rachel (Brad) Tarbox and Jonathan (Tanya) Reese. Jane is also survived by her husband Jimís family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Dorothy Gromoll, and her husband, Jim.

A celebration of Janeís life will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at First Congregational Church, 131 N. Webster Street, Port Washington. The family will greet visitors at the church from 10:30 a.m. until services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated to Welcome H.O.M.E. Bed and Breakfast in Newburg, 4260 Hawthorne Drive, West Bend, WI 53090, 262-675-2525, or welcome home@hnet.net.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.