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Obituary for Janet Mae Kannenberg (Adams)

Janet Mae Kannenberg (nee Adam)

Janet, age 88, went to be with her eternal savior on Monday, March 14, 2022 at Serenity Villa in Slinger. She was born on May 19, 1933 in Wisconsin Rapids to Clarence Otis Adams and Linnie Elizabeth (nee McIntire). She was baptized and confirmed on March 28, 1956 by Pastor Paul J. Burkholz at Siloah Ev. Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Her confirmation verse was Romans 12:21 “Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good”.

Janet married Wilmer A. Kannenberg of Jackson, WI, on May 5, 1956. Janet is a graduate of Lincoln High School of Wisconsin Rapids. She worked at Master Lock in Milwaukee, West Bend Company and Power Products in Grafton in addition to carrying out her household and family responsibilities.

Wilmer and Janet enjoyed many trips with their dear friends Gene and Sandy, card club, camping with family, 7-mile Pinecrest and many family gatherings.

The Lord blessed their marriage with three sons, Ricky, Ronald and Russell and a daughter, Kathleen Mae.

Janet enjoyed dancing in her younger years, reading her Danielle Steele books, working on her flower gardens. She was loved by many and was the life of the party with a Gin and Tonic in her hands. She loved to sing, “You are My Sunshine”.

She is survived by her children, Rick (Lonna) of Wauwatosa, Ronald (Doreen) of Jackson, Russell (Cindy) of Mayville and Kathleen (Brad) Burnett of Neshkoro; her grandchildren, Michelle (Joe), Bridgette (Jordan), Matthew, Levi, Jason, Justin (Alex), Daniel (Kristen), Mikayla (Luke) and Jenna; great-grandchildren, Renee, Justin James “JJ”, Russell David “Rooster”; her brother Leeland (Marge) Adams of Vesper, WI; best friend and her sister-in-law Barbara Kannenberg.

Preceding her in death is her husband, Wilmer, her parents, brothers Kenneth, Joseph, Elmer, Raymond, Robert and Lester, sisters Frona “Betty” Perkins, Bernice (infant), Jane Long, Florence Adams, Christine Manke, sisters-in-law Lillian, Marlene Gauger, brothers-in-law Delmer Kannenberg of Trinity in Hillsburg, Bill Gauger, granddaughter Amada and great-granddaughter Ava Rose and niece Amanda.

Janet was loved by so many and has made many friends at Adelaide in Fond Du Lac and Serenity Villa in Slinger. She was blessed to be cared and loved by amazing family at Serenity Villa. We could never thank you enough.

A Funeral Service will be at 1:00PM on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at David’s Star Ev. Lutheran Church (2750 David’s Star Dr. Jackson, WI 53037) with Rev. Kurt Loescher and Rev. Michael Woldt presiding. Visitation will be at church Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 11:00AM until 12:45PM. Interment will follow at David’s Star Cemetery. Live stream of her service will be at starting at 1:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to David’s Star Ev. Lutheran Church and/or Serenity Villa.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7