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Janet Cheever

August 1, 1936 — January 2, 2018

Janet Mary Cheever, age 81 of Rochester passed away peacefully January 2, 2018 at Memorial Hospital of Burlington with her loving husband and family at her side.

Janet was born in Jim Falls, Wisconsin on August 1, 1936 the daughter of the late Wesley and Mary (nee. Dunlap) Maier. She spent her early life in Jim Falls and was a graduate of Chippewa Falls High School. On September 25, 1954, she married Clarence H. Cheever Jr. Janet followed her husband through the seminary earning an honorary degree from Dubuque Theological Seminary. Janet faithfully served the United Methodist Church with her husband in Boscobel, the Stanley area and Waterford for many years. She was a church and school secretary, school bus driver, homemaker and most of all loving partner and friend to her dear husband Junie. In her spare time, she enjoyed crafting, Scrapbooking, canning, and in summer months camping with her family, gardening and attending to her flowers. Janet was an avid Packer fan, but Most of all Janet enjoyed the company of her children, grandchildren great-grandchildren, she will be sadly missed by her entire family.

Janet is survived by her loving husband, Reverend Clarence H. Cheever Jr,; children, Gregory (Mary), Debra (Don) Ellis, Michael (Becky), Susan (Ron) Updike, Pat (Kay), Mark (Jennifer), Tina Cheever, and Doug (Robin); grandson, Austin Conte; and many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is further survived by one brother, Calvin (Eunice) Maier; brothers-in-law, David (Shirley) Cheever and Duane Seidlitz; along with other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mary Hattie; granddaughters, Kelsey Butzlaff and Renee Updike; grandsons, Andrew and Ian Wright.

A visitation will be from 4 to 7 on Sunday, January 7, at Jim Falls United Methodist Church, 13883 County Hwy S. South, Jim Falls, WI.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday January 8, at Jim Falls United Methodist Church, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Rev. Jason Kim will be officiating. Interment will be in Copp Cemetery, town of Anson, Chippewa County, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family, checks payable to Reverend Clarence H. Cheever Jr. for distribution to Janet’s favorite charities.

Family wishes to send a heartfelt Thank You to the nurses and staff at Memorial Hospital of Burlington I.C.U. unit and the Nurses and staff of Aurora Hospice for their excellent care of Janet.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family.
Visit pedersonvolker.com to express online condolences.


SERVICES
Visitation

Sunday, January 07, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jim Falls United Methodist Church
13883 County Highway S
Jim Falls, WI 54748

Visitation

Monday, January 08, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Jim Falls United Methodist Church
13883 County Highway S
Jim Falls, WI 54748

Funeral Service

Monday, January 08, 2018
11:00 AM

Jim Falls United Methodist Church
13883 County Highway S
Jim Falls, WI 54748

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