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Janis Mary Repphun PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 18:18

Janis Mary Repphun (Zimmermann, Johannes) left this life on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. She was 96 years old.
The only child of Frank H. Zimmermann and Mary (Mayme) Hauswirth Zimmerman, Janis spent her childhood and early adult years in Port Washington before eventually moving to Sheboygan where she finished raising her family. Janis was a lifelong Wisconsin resident and a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers.
Among the activities enjoyed during her lifetime were crossword puzzles, golf and bowling, a skill seemingly inherited from her father, who was an outstanding bowler in his day. Her travels took her throughout the United States, as well as to Norway and Canada, and Janis introduced more people than she would ever have guessed to a place that has become sacred ground — the Florida Keys.
Preceding Janis in death were her mother Mary Zimmermann, two husbands, William M. Johannes and Peter F. Repphun, her aunt Hilda Zimmermann (who helped care for Janis after her father died when she was 9 months old), her beloved club girls and countless other friends and family members.
Janis is survived by three daughters, Nancy Tess, Chris Kennedy and Julie Johnson; two sons, Bill and Bob Johannes; and one stepson, Gary Repphun. Janis also leaves behind 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Though dearly missed, Janis lives on in the love she bestowed so freely upon so many and in the legacy she leaves behind.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at noon Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Port Washington, with Father Patrick Wendt officiating.
Burial took place in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Janis’ name.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Janis’ family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at The Waterford in Plymouth, Compassus Hospice and the emergency department at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center for their care, compassion and support.

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