Janice W. Church, 80
June 22, 1938 -- March 17, 2019
Mrs. Janice Church of Glendale found peace Sunday morning, March 17,
2019, in Mequon, Wis. She was 80 years old. Janice was born in Findley,
Ohio, on June 22, 1938, daughter of Russell M. and Enid Benson Wiseman.
She grew up in Mentor, Ohio, and graduated from Mentor High School.
Janice graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Segree from Lake Erie College
for Women. She held various roles in her professional life but is most
associated with her work in the fine arts including a role as the
Director of Fine Arts at the Western Reserve Fine Arts Association in
She was married to Rev. William Church on June 6, 1986. Janice loved
helping Bill with his ministry as a United Methodist pastor. The couple
served many different communities in the East Ohio Conference. After
retirement they moved to Wisconsin in 2013, and joined the Mequon United
Methodist Church. They currently served the congregation at Our Lords
United Methodist Church in New Berlin where Bill is interim pastor. Mrs.
Church loved music and played piano, organ, and clarinet. She also
enjoyed singing and was a talented decorative artist.
She is survived by her husband William, a resident of Glendale, son
David Ferguson of Chicago, grandchildren Evan Ferguson and Abigail
Ferguson, both of Texas. She is further survived by her brother and
sister- in-law Russell and Debbie Wiseman and two nieces, Lesley and
Sarah. Janice is preceded in death by her son Thomas R. Ferguson, and
her parents Russell and Enid Wiseman.
Funeral Services will take place at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019,
at Mequon United Methodist Church, 11011 N. Oriole Lane, Mequon. Pastor
Sue Lee will preside. The family will receive visitors at the Church on
Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until services at 3 p.m. Janice will be laid to
rest in Immanuel Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, are suggested to the Mequon United Methodist
Church Outreach Committee.
The Eernisse Funeral Home in Cedarburg is assisting the family with
arrangements; online condolences may be left at