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Jayne M Halama

Jayne M Halama

Jayne M. Halama passed away peacefully at her home in Menomonie on Friday, March 2, 2018. Jayne was born January 27, 1964.  The fourth child of Bernard “Moose” Halama and Rozanne (Douville) Halama, she grew up and lived in Menomonie. She graduated from Menomonie High School in 1982.  After high school she managed the Northside Phillips 66 gas station and then became part-owner/manager of an in-house group home called, Moose’s Place, for cognitively disabled adults. 

Jayne was proud of her family and will always be remembered for her fun-loving personality. She was a favorite auntie to all the nieces and nephews; always spoiling them with fabulous treasure hunts and trinkets at Easter, Christmas, birthdays and whenever she wanted.  She was a very creative person, known for handmade treasures such as Ukrainian Eggs, calligraphy, sketch drawing, various artistic touches and crocheted ornaments and gifts.

Jayne was a wonderful cook and baker who always made time for others.  She was a self-taught cake decorator who took on the challenge of decorating several wedding cakes for family and friends.  Jayne was an active member of St. Joseph Parish and PCCW; using her interest in cooking to prepare the church’s second edition of its cookbook, Twice Blessed.

Jayne is survived by her mother, Rozanne; four brothers Rick (Jeanette) of Pittsville, Bruce (special friend- Linda) of Eau Claire, Bryan and David (Sue), both of Menomonie; five sisters Joyce Halama of Gurney, IL, Jill (Dave) Grimme of Bloomington, MN, Jessica Christenson of Woodbury, MN, Julie Halama (special friend, Kevin) and Jen (Tim) Engel, both of Menomonie; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews who will all miss her happy smile and laughter.

Along with her paternal and maternal grandparents, Stanley and Julia (Smeija) Halama of Independence and Joseph and Alice (Darsow) Douville of Somerset, she was preceded in death by her father, Bernard (Moose) Halama.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 AM Saturday March 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie with Fr. James Kurzynski officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph Parish for the purchase of bells for the church Bell Choir and School Playground Improvements.




  1. Kathy Lausted

    Heartfelt sympathies to the Halama family. Jayne was someone with a happy heart for everyone she came in contact with. I met her through The Arc of Dunn County, Inc. She worked hard to set up the Guardianship Program. Jayne cared about all the people that she served. I loved reading her obituary and seeing all the things she had done in her life. I'm looking forward to seeing her again some day and talking to her about all the things she's done. Hugs to all her family....Kathy

  2. Shirley Riedmann

    Rosanne, I did not know Jayne. The obituary describes an absolutely beautiful women loved by all. She had a heart of gold and will be missed by many. God has another glowing, smiling angel in heaven. Prayers to you and the family. Shirley

  3. John Schulz

    I first met Jane at St. Joseph School in first grade and spent the next 12 years together as very close friends. She always made me and anyone else near her laugh and feel light-hearten. Though I left the area when I was in my 20's I always looked forward to seeing her at our class reunions when I attended. With modern technology, I was able to keep tabs on her and message from time to time on Facebook. I am most positive that she was welcomed with open arms at the gates of Heaven and will bring to those back here on earth, many blessings and miracles if only we are to ask. God Bless you Jane and enjoy your new home.

  4. Jill Holzer

    I am so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. She had a way of lighting up the room with her warmth and contagious laughter. She will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  5. Eric Pierce

    Dear Mrs. Halama and family:
    My most heartfelt sympathy to you all as we moarn the loss and remember Jayne. Always the life of the party, Jayne cared so much for her family, friends, patients and just about anyone with whom she crossed paths. I'm proud to call Jayne Halama a friend.
    Eric Pierce
    MHS Class of '82

  6. Kari Beaupre-Skinner

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. I have so many fun memories of Jayne. Her jovial spirit and wonderful smile will always hold a special place in my heart. All my prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  7. Susan (Statz) Schmidt

    So very sorry to hear of Jayne's passing. Will always remember Jayne's smile and laugh.

  8. Sarah Ward

    My mom, Sallie and I are sending our prayers to the entire Halama family!

  9. Paula

    Jayne was my house mother when I lived at group home she ran she was a very special person. To the family please remember she loved you all as much ill keep you all in my thoughts and prayers

  10. Maureen (Phelan) Schaefer

    To the Halama family, my heart was saddened to hear the news about Jayne. She was such an amazing lady. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. And to my friend Jayne, until we meet again, and may God hold you in the palm of his hands. Give my dad a hug for me.
    God speed
    Maureen (Mo)

  11. Jenny Helixon

    Many thoughts and prayers go out to the beautiful Halama family. I will treasure many happy memories. Peace be with you!

  12. Sue Smeltzer-Van Osdale

    Jayne will be sadly missed my many. She had smile to light up a room. I have many fond memories with Jayne as teenagers. My heartful sympathy goes out to all the Halama family.

  13. Pamela Jerry

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Jayne as we were classmates in Junior High School. We became fast friends as she made me laugh so much. With her captivating smile and engaging spirit she was loved by many. You couldn't have a bad day if you tried around her. Jayne just had the natural instinct to bring you up! Those we love can never be more than a thought away-as long as there's a memory they live in our hearts to stay....
    Silently,one by one,in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the Angels. By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    A thought of comfort and condolences to the Halama Family, Love Pamela Jerry

  14. cheryl buxton-butler

    my deepest condolences to family and all loved ones. keep her in your heart, and she will never be truely gone. hugs to all.

  15. holly traxler puddle

    My deepest condolences to all of you . I had known Jayne and the Halama family since I was about 5 or 6 years old and the class of 1982 is 54 or 55 !!! A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through you all , they live on. Holly

  16. Jan Cornellier

    Sending condolences to the Halama family. So sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained another angel.

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