Gail S. (Hart) Janke


Gail Susan (Hart) Janke left this earth Wednesday, November 10, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Gail was born November 19, 1949, to Harold and Muriel (Nelson) Hart. She grew up on a farm in rural Humbird. Gail graduated from Lincoln High School in 1967, and then married her high school sweetheart, Michael G. Janke Sr., December 2, 1967. Together, they had five children and resided in rural Alma Center. They later divorced.

Gail was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and great-grandmother who had a love for birds, reading, puzzles, and the Green Bay Packers. She had a huge place in her heart for the Lord and for animals.

She is survived by her sister, Karen Segerstrom of Oklahoma; children: Tammy (Gene) Simmons of Blair, Pam Laufenberg of Black River Falls, Sue (Scott) Guenther of Blair, Michael Jr. (Amanda) Janke of Black River Falls, and Anne (Darrin) Boehm of Black River Falls; grandchildren: Amanda Hovey (Cam Daley), Mikayla Simmons (Gage Everson), Brandon Simmons (Savanna Johnson), Erika Simmons, Ryan (Ashley) Laufenberg, Duane Laufenberg, Jr., Briar Guenther (Cassandra Cable), Travis (Alexis) Guenther, Reed Guenther, Ellen, Hallie, and Mariah Janke, Nolan and Charley Boehm and Dylan Dutton; great-grandchildren: Isiah and Aubrey Laufenberg, Adelynn and Blaine Guenther, and Jolie Daley; brother-in-law, Harvey Stolp of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: Ken and Richard Hart; sister, Kathy Stolp; brother-in-law, Lee Segerstrom; and special friend, William (Sonny) Theiler.

Gail will be remembered for her humor, funny one-liners, and homemade sandwiches that she made sure she had when her grandchildren visited. 

There will be a Celebration of Gail’s Life and open house, Friday, November 26, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home, 128 S. Hoffman St., Hixton, WI 54635. Officiating for the Celebration of Life will be Pat Trotter.

Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements; P: 715-963-2311.

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