Janis Mary Straetz


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Mapleton - Janis Mary Straetz, 64, of Mapleton, affectionally known as "Grammy," passed away on June 18, 2019 at A.R. Gould Hospital following a brief illness.
Born on November 27, 1954, in Ashland, Wisconsin was the third of four born to John "Junior" and Verna Pohl. She graduated from Glidden High School in 1973.
That year, she married her high school sweetheart and love of her life Nicholas Straetz and then became a mother to three beautiful children. This June 2nd was their 46th wedding anniversary.
Janis spent nearly all of her adult life as a homemaker a full-time mother and subsequently a full- time grandmother.
Her hobbies included reading, bird watching, and traveling, especially cruises on the Caribbean. But the most joy in her life came from spending time with family, and most especially her seven grandchildren. She took care of them, spoiled them, and loved watching their sporting events and other activities.
She is predeceased by her parents, John and Verna Pohl.
She is survived by her loving husband Nicholas , daughter Melissa Salter (Brandon) of Enterprise Alabama, and their children, Ethan, Logan and Colson, her son Nathan Straetz (Jessica) of Mapleton and their children Emily and Benjamin, and her son Jason Straetz of Saco and his children Colin and Ryan. She is also survived by her siblings Randy Pohl (Marion), Teri Bebeau (Roger), and Carla Crom (Jerry), all of Glidden, Wisconsin.
She is survived by her father in law John Straetz of Glidden Wisconsin, sister in law Amy Gorney (Dale) of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Michael (Renee) Straetz of Ferguson Missouri, Jennifer Kesler (Michael) of Germantown, Wisconsin. Also surviving her are many loving nieces, nephews, and close friends.
Friends may call from 9:00-10:00 AM Saturday June 22, 2019 followed by funeral services at Duncan Graves Funeral Home 30 Church Street Presque Isle. A graveside service will be held at Most Precious Blood Cemetery in Glidden Wisconsin, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, you are encouraged to make a donation to the IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer) Research Foundation PO Box 2805, West Lafayette, IN 47996 in memory of Janis. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com
Published on June 19, 2019
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Thomas and Dianne Folsom
Jun 21, 2019
Tom and I were so sorry to hear that Janis passed away. We will be thinking of the Straetz family during this difficult time.
Karen Roberg Strzyzewski, Diana Ruberg Johnson
Jun 20, 2019
Nick and family,
We are sending out deepest sympathy for all who loved Janis. We hope your many memories help you find comfort and peace.
John Miller
Jun 20, 2019
Prayers to the Straetz family from the John Miller family
Charles & Margaret Violette
Jun 20, 2019
We are so very sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Cherish your memories!
Neal Ouellette
Jun 20, 2019
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
Judy Brown
Jun 20, 2019
Nick and family I was so sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts and Prayers are with you all may you find comfort in family and friends during this difficult time God Bless you all
Dick & Cecile Wilcox
Jun 19, 2019
We are so sorry,you are in our thoughts and prayers🙏🏻
Mike and Sandi Bragdon
Jun 19, 2019
So sorry to hear of Janis' passing. Our thoughts and prayers and with you all during this most difficult time in your life. Hold fast the wonderful memories you all shared.
Arlen & Nancy Dow
Jun 19, 2019
We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Janis. Please know that you will all be in our thoughts and prayers for peace as you share precious memories of Janis. God bless you all.
Pam and Steve Lord
Jun 19, 2019
Nick and family,
There are no words we can say to tell you how sorry we are. Our hearts break for all of you.
Heather Cauley
Jun 19, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss, Melissa. I will be praying for you and your family.