Janet R. Kohlenberg

Janet R. Kohlenberg, age 72, of Livingston, died on Tuesday morning Dec. 5, 2017 after a brief stay at the Fennimore Good Samaritan Society in Fennimore. She was born on Jan. 23, 1945, in Lancaster the daughter of Charles and Francis (Udeloven) Breihan. Janet was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart James Kohlenberg on April 2, 1966, at the Lancaster United Methodist Church.

Janet graduated from Lancaster High School in 1963 and was diagnosed with MS in the spring of 1964. She lived with a strong faith and loved her family to the fullest. Janet showed determination while displaying great courage each and everyday; never complaining and showing no worries. She enjoyed raising her family and supported all their endeavors and also liked cooking, canning, reading and watching TV. Janet enjoyed meeting family and friends for a warm cup of coffee. She was an active member of the Livingston United Methodist Church and her dedication to her family will be deeply missed.

Janet is survived by her beloved husband James Kohlenberg of Livingston, three children; Jill (Jim) Jentz of Platteville, Jean (John) O’Neill of Benton, John (Tammy) Kohlenberg of Livingston, seven grandchildren; Dusty (Carli) Jentz, Danielle Jentz, Shane and Caleb O’Neill, Dakota, Zachary, and BreAnn Kohlenberg, brother Charles (Cecilia) Breihan of Lancaster, mother-in-law Lorraine Kohlenberg of Lancaster, brother and sister-in-laws; Bob (Norma) Kohlenberg of Verona, Greg Kohlenberg of Sioux Falls, SD, Bruce (Cathy) Kohlenberg of Montfort, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews and a very special life long friend Nola Sitts of Lancaster.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law Patricia (Jim) Addison, nephew Mark Addison, father-in-law J. Carter Kohlenberg, sister-in-law Cathy Kohlenberg.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. on Saturday Dec. 9, 2017, at the Livingston United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Rock Church Cemetery, rural Livingston. Visitation will be held from 4-8:00 P.M. on Friday evening Dec. 8, 2017, at the Soman-Larson Funeral Home in Montfort and from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the church on Saturday morning. In lieu of plants and flowers a memorial fund is being established in loving memory of Janet R. Kohlenberg.

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