Janice L. Phillips, 87, of Stoddard died Friday, July 26, 2019 at her home. She was born on the family farm in rural Chaseburg, Wisconsin on November 27, 1931 to Herman and Alvina (Bray) Schlicht. She was confirmed May 13, 1945 with full communion at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chaseburg. Janice married Carl J. Phillips on December 10, 1949 in Chaseburg. The couple farmed on his home farm until moving to Stoddard in 1987. She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid in Genoa for many years. Upon moving to Stoddard in 1987 they joined St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.
As a farm wife and mother, Janice was indispensable helping with farm chores, tending gardens and canning and baking, especially Christmas cut-out cookies and her always requested apple pie and lemon bars. In later years she enjoyed crocheting and made many beautiful thread doilies and yarn afghans. Janice enjoyed traveling and took many trips by car, plane, and train. She loved spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great granddaughter. Mom loved her family and was always ready to jump in and help them in any way she could. Her smile and lightheartedness lit up a room and she always had a pleasant word.
Surviving are her three daughters, Elaine (Dan) Elliott of Genoa, Sandra (David) Schroeder of Viroqua, and Carol (Ronald) Ellis of Dover, Minnesota; seven grandchildren, Cheryl (Jeffrey) Klamerus of Colorado Springs, CO, Steven Elliott of Genoa, Derek (Vanna) Schroeder of Viroqua, Nicole (Travis) Parr of Viroqua, Amy (Kerry) Connell of Oregon, WI and Janice Ellis of Madison, and Brian Ellis of La Crosse; eight great-grandchildren, Hannah of Colorado Springs, CO., Alexandra (Ryan) Klamerus Ott of California, Jenelle Klamerus of Colorado Springs, CO, Sebastian Klamerus of Alexandria, VA, Dexton and Diem Schroeder of Viroqua, Elleece and Amelia Parr of Viroqua and Erin and Avelynn Connell of Oregon, WI; one great-great-granddaughter, Aurora Klamerus of Colorado Springs, CO, godson Richard (Jean) Helke and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl on October 19, 2004, her parents, two sisters, Dorothy Helke and Alice Jorstad and two brothers, Edmund and Sylvester Schlicht. The family would like to thank Dr. Udell of Gundersen for his compassionate and excellent care he provided our Mother for many years.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday July 31, 2019 at St Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Stoddard. Pastor Silas Schmitzer will officiate with burial in Bad Axe German Cemetery, rural Genoa. Friends and family may call from 5 to 7 p.m Tuesday at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com.
We love you Mom, grandma, great grandma, great-great grandma. You will be dearly missed but know your heart was aching to be reunited with Dad.
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