THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Janet A. Haffeman
Issue Date: May 28, 2014
Janet Ann Haffeman, 75, of Lena passed away Monday, May 26 at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette, after a long illness
Born to Leo and Anna (Pivonka) Valenta April 25, 1939, she married Melvin Haffeman Nov. 30, 1957. She worked as a waitress at The Round Roof in Kelly Lake, at The Wooden Shoe in Lena and retired from The Store in Lena due to health issues. Her ultimate love was her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, Melvin; eight children, Linda (Terry) Hinds and Cheryl (Kevin) Jagiello, both of Lena; Debbie (Paul) Stello, Peshtigo, Annette (Bryan) Behringer, Oconto Falls, Craig Haffeman and Kay Johnson, both of Colorado, Curt Haffeman, Abrams and Donna (special friend Pete) Haffeman, Green Bay; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; eight siblings, John (Mary) Valenta, Lena, JoAnn Valenta, Two Rivers, Julie Linzmeyer, Milwaukee, Allen (Sharon) Valenta, Pound, Sharon (Robert) Schroth and Donald (Cathy) Valenta, Connie (Ricky) Broderick and Cindy (Dan) Nickels, all of Coleman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandchild, Jeremy Jagiello; a daughter-in-law, Shelby Haffeman; two brothers, infant Leo, Jr. and Ronald Valenta and a brother-in-law, John Linzmeyer.
Relatives and friends may call at Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home, Lena on Friday, May 30 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, May 31 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Lena from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Fr. Polycarp and Deacon Peter Gard will officiate with burial in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery, Klondike.