Janet L. Risch

Mrs. Janet Risch of Port Washington passed away Monday morning, Nov. 18, 2019, at Pine Haven Christian Home in Sheboygan Falls. She was 82 years old.          Janet was born in Plymouth on Jan. 17, 1937, daughter of Walter and Leona Heberer Perronne.

On June 1, 1957, Janet was united in marriage with Victor Risch at St. Mary Catholic Church, Lake Church. The couple settled in Port Washington and raised their family. Victor preceded Janet in death on July 10, 2003.

Mrs. Risch had worked as an edge-stitcher at Allen Edmonds. She retired in 2000 after more than 26 years on the job.  

She was a former member of St. Mary Lake Church and the parishes in Port Washington.  

Janet enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, driving mopeds with her husband, boating, knitting, crocheting and working puzzles. She recently enjoyed playing bingo, gardening and spending time outdoors.

Survivors include her daughters Joy (Richard) Hayward of Port Washington and  Lorie (Daniel) Klumb of Oostburg; grandchildren Felishia Hayward of Madison, Erin Hayward of Waubeka, Christine (Kyle) Olli of Sheboygan and Michael Klumb of Oostburg; great-granddaughter Areya Olli of Sheboygan; and sister Donna (James) Wentland of Sheboygan.

She is further survived by sisters-in-law Victoria Zoellner of Germantown and Mary Jane Winters of Sheboygan, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her husband Victor and sister Lorraine Block.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington.

The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until services at noon.

Janet will be laid to rest beside her husband at St. Mary Cemetery, Lake Church, later that day.

If desired, memorials are suggested to Pine Haven Christian Communities, Sheboygan Falls.
    Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.



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