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Janice C Saueressig

Janice C Saueressig

Janice Colleen Saueressig, age 92 of Plum City, Wisconsin was called home on January 7, 2023.  Janice was the daughter of Neoma and Ray Radkey, and grew up on the family farm in Beldenville.  She attended Morton Corner Grade School and graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1947.  On June 11,1949 she married the love of her life Gordon Saueressig.  They were blessed with 6 children: Vicki, Kris, Brad, Greg, Dave and Jeff.  Janice was also blessed with 16 Grands and 23 Great-Grands!

Janice attended the University of River Falls Normal School to earn her teaching certificate.  She taught at Carpenter Grade School and Rock Elm Grade School, which were one room school houses, before leaving to have her first child.  Janice’s full-time job was helping on the farm and raising her children.  She did some substitute teaching and worked a few years at Weiss Realty after getting her real estate license.  

Janice was a cheerleader for the UW-RF Falcons while attending college, but more importantly throughout her life she was a cheerleader of others and an entertainer of all!  Janice was a poet, a song writer, a singer, a comedian, a dancer, a true artist. Janice lifted the spirits of everyone she encountered.  To Janice, Plum City was her “Hollywood!” 

Janice was also committed to the ONO-UMC and her Lord and Savior.  She served on many committees, the Ladies Aid taking center stage.  Janice supplied food and entertainment for the noon dinners through 2021.  Janice sang in the church choir, at weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, funerals and wherever she felt she had a captive audience whether it be one or many willing listeners.

Other passions of Janice included a love for her flower garden and yard.  She cherished the beauty of all flowers but especially the Iris, a love she inherited from her mother.  Janice was a Bridge player and loved the Packers, Twins, Badgers and High School sports.

Janice and Gordon had 64 beautiful years together and they loved to dance, sing and travel.  Janice also traveled with her sisters, thus had many wonderful trips during her life. She traveled to Italy, Germany, Norway, Alaska, Hawaii, Jamaica, New York and many other states and National Parks.   Janice was loved by many, lived a wonderful life and brought so much joy and laughter to others to the very end.

Funeral Services will be 11:00AM Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Ono United Methodist Church, rural Plum City with Rev. Dave Kim officiating. Burial will be in the Ono Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM Friday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. A luncheon will follow the service at Molly’s on Main in Plum City.

Memorials may be made in Janice’s name to the Ono United Methodist Memorial Fund.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Rick Cockerham

    I remember Mrs.Saueressig as a substitute teacher, she was a wonderful caring woman.

  2. Vicky

    I adored Janice for so many reasons but I truly appreciated her sense of humor and love for the arts. I will miss her very much. I’m sending all my love and sympathy to your family.

  3. Dave Herbaly

    St. Peter, seeing Janice approaching the pearly gates: "Janice is here! Now it's a party!"

  4. Rebecca Nelson-Schultz

    Our sincere sympathy to you Greg & your family. She was a super fun gal & enjoyed life. You were all blessed to have her in your life

  5. Pat Reinkey Ginsbach

    My sympathies to family of Janice. I
    Had her for a teacher at Rock Elm, she was a special lady.

  6. Micheal Saueressig

    Janice was a wonderful person. Everytime I visited with her was a joy. She will be missed.

  7. Randy & Sharon Bauer

    Janice truly brought a spark of life and joy to everyone she encountered. May all the happiness she shared bring you comfort. With heartfelt sympathy & prayers

  8. Danny Smith

    I am so blessed to have Janice and the family in my life. She is an inspiration to have fun and enjoy everyday
    that the Lord has given us. She will be missed but always remembered. Phyllis Dillar has nothing on Janice. We love you and thoughts and prayers to the family and friends

    Danny and Jayne

  9. Colleen Pucillo

    I’m sorry for the loss of your sister and friend. I enjoyed hearing of your adventures while on your many travels with your sisters.
    May she rest in peace.

  10. Carl Saueressig

    My deepest condolences and sympathies. Janice was a wonderful person. I will miss her dearly. Dealing with loss is never easy, but may memories of her give you comfort.

  11. Russ and Mary Stanton

    We are sorry for your loss. It sounds like Janice was quite the lady, who lived an active and full life. I am sure she will live on in the memories of the people she touched during her time on earth.

  12. Jim Callow

    Greg, my prayers are with you and your family. Your Mother was wonderful Person who will be missed by many..

  13. Ann Fetzer Pankratz

    Deepest sympathy to all. Janice was an amazing person and had a true love of fun and life. What an inspiration!

  14. Joanne’McRoberts’ Hovey

    Janice is leaving a big void for many. She was quite a force. Heaven is having her entertainment today ????????

  15. Scott Watkins

    My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers ????

  16. Cheryl M Duchow

    So sorry to hear of your mom, Janice's passing. She was such a spirited woman and always ready for a good time. She will truly be missed by all, but I'm sure she's in heaven singing with the angels! Keeping all of you in our prayers. It is difficult to lose a parent, no matter how old we are!

  17. Sherrie Howard

    Janice was such an amazing lady, a true pleasure.
    I'll cherish the memories I have from the years of being part of the family. Always enjoyable were the visits to Wisconsin over the years and their visits here to Arizona and then some others. There have been so many heartwarming times and memories, even the more simple ones that give happy thoughts like her dancing people to their tables in a bar in our own version of impractical jokers or camel rides at Rawhide or even visits to Red Wing Target that brought alot of laughs. Every day that goes by, Jacob and I have warm thoughts of her, of both Janice and Gordon. They will always continue and be appreciated.
    I'm sorry for all of you, from kids to grandkids to great grandkids, such a loss. Janice was such a pleasure, loving and awesome to everyone she knew, which was everyone since she knew no strangers. Thoughts of comfort and caring are being sent your way.

  18. Bill Saueressig

    Sorry for your loss. Janice was a great person.

  19. Marian L Barber-Johnson

    So sorry to hear that Janice passed away. I have known her since 1949-1950. She worked part time at O'Briens Cafe in River Falls while attending college there and I also worked at the cafe while my husband, Clif Barber, was attending college there. We lived in Plum City for 30 years. Her children and mine attended school together there. Her cousin Audrey Robey & husband Jim lived in Plum City and were dear friends of ours. We retired to our cottage near Webster. Clif passed away in 1997. Janice had many talents. I saw her at Jim Robey's memorial service. We planned to meet at Audrey's in Rice Lake but never did. She will be missed.

  20. Stephanie Bengtson White

    My sincere condolences, she was always so kind to me when I was a kid growing up in Wisconsin... ????????????????????

  21. Dilli and Don Robertson

    Every meeting with Janice was special. I loved her personality! Jeff and family have our thoughts and prayers. Will miss seeing her at your home Jeff and Jina.

  22. Denise Fetzer

    My heart goes out to all the Sauressig Family. Heaven sure gained a special one of a kind lady! Such joy and laughter she brought to all she encountered. It was a treat to know her. Prayers and hugs to you all, especially Jeff and Gina and kiddos.

  23. Kathy Luebker

    My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to your family! Peace to all!

  24. Sandy Klein

    My heart goes out to Janice's family. She was truly one remarkable person Such a beautiful lady, inside and out. Her smile and her love of life could light up a room.

  25. Patricia Frion

    So sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady.

  26. James Dettling

    Sorry for your loss

  27. Sandra Larson

    Janice was such a fun gal to know always coming up with something funny whenever you visited with her. She brought cheer to so many people at the care center over so many years. She was so special & will be missed by so many! My Sympathy to her Family!

  28. Irish Jade

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy to all of Janice’s family & friends. Janice was such a FUN OUTGOING lass. My heart goes out to ALL who knew her. God Bless

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