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Obit: Lois Joy Werhanowicz

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Lois Joy Werhanowicz (nee Schrank)  died peacefully in her sleep on January 13, 2016.  She was born to Agnes (Jazdzewski) and Edwin Schrank on December 18, 1933 in Milwaukee, WI.  She attended and graduated from Custer High School.  After graduation she worked for the David White Agency.

She married Frank C. Werhanowicz in 1953 who preceded her in death in 2002.  In 1960 Lois and Frank moved to Kewaskum where they raised their family. When her children were young, she was a Girl Scout troop leader and drove school bus for Johnson Bus Company.  She later worked as a seamstress for Dennis’ Shoe Repair and later Ray’s Shoe Repair.

Lois was an avid reader, a gifted artist, talented seamstress, excellent cook and was known by family and friends for her baking and homemade pizza.  She crocheted many beautiful doilies and table clothes.  She learned how to decorate cakes and made many wedding cakes for family, friends and her children as well as birthday cakes.

The family she leaves behind to cherish her memory are her  five children,  Luanne (Peter) Theisen of West Bend, Frank (Judy) Werhanowicz of Kewaskum, Pam (Mike) Rank of Campbellsport,  Karen (Allen) Watry of Campbellsport and Susan (Ron) Plagemann of Random Lake;  seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren:  Jason (Brianna) Werhanowicz of Ashland and their three sons, Reed, Jack and Beau;  Sara (Doug) Ney of Slinger and their daughter, Merrit; Mitchell (Mandy) Vanosdahl of Colorado Springs, CO and their children, Caleb, Luisa and Emma; Ellyn (James) Jacobs of West Bend and their son, Gabriel; Dr. Kathryn Theisen of San Mateo, CA; Traci (Julio) Fernandez, their daughter, Belen Provost and Gina (Evan) Green of Delafield and their daughter Evangeline; a sister, Geraldine “Geri” (Bill) Ortin of Menasha, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Lois is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three sisters, Marianne “Minnie” Loether Tetzlaff, Barbara Stadler, and Janine Vick Stadler; three brothers-in-law, LeRoy “Scoop” Loether; Fred “Fritzie” Stadler and Donald Vick.

Per Lois’ request there will be no funeral or visitation. The family asks that you keep them in your prayers.


The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Lois’ arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.

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