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Janice "Jan" S. (Swen) Chilewski

October 26, 1946 ~ August 28, 2017 (age 70)

The Piano Brothers

Janice Sue Chilewski, age 70, of Coloma passed away August 28th, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau after a brief illness, surrounded by her family.

Jan was born on October 26th, 1946 in Wisconsin Rapids, daughter of the late Harry and Marion Swen.  She grew up on her family farm with her brother Jerry and sister Judy.  She graduated from Tri-County High School in 1965.  On April 30th, 1966 she married Dick Chilewski at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Almond, WI.  They worked together on their family farm at Triple C Acres.  Jan was an extremely hard worker and enjoyed working in the strawberries and cucumbers they sold off the farm, cutting seed potatoes, driving potato truck and working in the fields as needed. 

Jan enjoyed tending her flower and vegetable gardens and canning the fruits and vegetables they harvested.  Dick and Jan spent many enjoyable times snowmobiling, hunting and fishing.  She loved to cook and at the beginning of potato harvest would always make her Potato Donuts that everyone loved.  As was the family tradition, every year during deer hunting season she would prepare deer heart.  One of her greatest joys was spending time up north at their cabin in Minocqua.

Jan will be deeply missed by her family and friends.  She showed kindness to everyone and was always willing to do anything for anyone.  She had strength, compassion and spunk.

Jan is survived by her husband Dick Chilewski, son Chad (Jeannine) Chilewski, brother Jerry (Darleene) Swen, brother-in-law Hod (Nancy) Chilewski and sister-in-law Wendy (Mark) Stevens.  Jan is further survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Marion Swen, her sister Judy Tafelski, brother-in-law Wayne Tafelski and nephew Brad Tafelski.

Visitation will be Friday, September 1st at Stahl Funeral Home in Plainfield from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Funeral Services will be on Saturday, September 2nd at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Coloma, WI at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial will be in the Hancock Cemetery.  A luncheon will be served at the Hancock Community Center, 420 N. Jefferson, Hancock, WI 54943 immediately following internment.

Pallbearers are Paul Leibsle, Peter Leibsle, Lloyd Marshall, Paul Miller, Mark Kerschner and Lenny Carlton. 

The family would like to thank all of the compassionate staff at Aspirus Hospital for their excellent care. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established by the family. Please take a moment to view the online guestbook at www.stahlfuneralhome.com.  Send your condolences or share a memory of Jan with her family & friends.


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
September 1, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stahl Funeral Home
913 W North Street
Plainfield, WI 54966

Visitation
Saturday
September 2, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
409 N. Slater Street
Coloma, WI 54930

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 2, 2017

11:00 AM
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
409 N. Slater Street
Coloma, WI 54930


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