Janice E. Klaus

February 13, 1931 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 91)


Janice E. Klaus, 91 of Eau Claire, Wisconsin passed away on Thursday June 2, 2022.

Janice was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin on February 13, 1931 to Fred and Louella Blank.  She married William Klaus SR on July 29, 1950.

She was the kindest, caring, fun loving, mom, grandma, great grandma and aunt.

She was preceded in death by husband William, her parents and 3 brothers.

She is survived by her son, William Jr (Joann),  daughters, Susan Guanella (Joel) and Patti Hanson (Larry),  grandchildren: Amy Klaus, Jill Garrison (Mark), William Klaus (Erin), Matt Hanson (Noelle) and Josh Hanson (Mandi);  10 great grandchildren, who were the apple of her eye: Joey and Jayse Garrison, Mara and Evie Klaus, Jason, Dani, Lilly, Nora, Emma and Anna Hanson;  3 Sisters and 2 brothers, and all  her beloved exchange students and her best friend Missy Kitty.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Spirit Lutheran Church, 1310 Main St., Eau Claire, WI 54701.  Pastor Jim Ahlquist will be officiating.  A gathering with snacks and coffee will take place immediately following the service in the church basement.  Burial will take place on Thursday, at 2:00 p.m. at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park, N1137 Bloomer Mill Rd., La Crosse, WI 54601.  A visitation will take place, on Thursday, at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family will be donating memorials to some of Janice’s favorite charities.

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Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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June 9, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Spirit Lutheran Church

Funeral Service
June 9, 2022

10:00 AM
Spirit Lutheran Church

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