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Jane I. Stromer
Jane I. (Horsens) Stromer, 96, of Oconto Falls, formerly of Pulcifer, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at the Cottages of Oconto Falls with her children by her side.
Born Nov. 16, 1920 in the Town of Green Valley, to the late John and Frieda (Krueger) Horsens, she attended local schools and graduated from Gillett High School in 1943. She married Norman "Bud" N. Stromer on May 31, 1947 and they raised a son and daughter.
In earlier years, she and her brother Mert owned and operated Jane and Mert's Restaurant and she later ran Jane's Grocery in Pulcifer for 23 years. She then worked at Mirro Aluminum from where she retired. She was a longtime active member of Tabor United Methodist Church.
An avid gardener, she enjoyed taking care of her property and loved needlework, quilting, keeping busy, baking bread and pies and welcoming guests for desert and a cup of coffee.
They enjoyed dancing, traveling and visiting family, but mostly time together at home. An avid walker, she walked country roads around Pulcifer with book in hand. She had a zest for life in all she did.
She is survived by a son, Nick (Para) Stromer of Pewaukee; a daughter, Pam (Steven) Olson of Nashville, Tn.; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters-in-law, Jeanine Horsens of Green Bay and Delores Horsens of Germantown; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bud and four brothers, Merton, Charles, Duane and Myron Horsens.
Visitation will be held at Legacy Funeral Chapels, 108 E. Main Street, Gillett on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, Oct. 20 at Tabor United Methodist Church, 120 W. Main Street, Gillett from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Pastor Rick Haberland will officiate with interment in Wanderer's Rest Cemetery in Gillett. Food and fellowship will follow at the Church. Memorials are appreciated to the church at the above address.