Obit: Janda, Minnie E. #2 (1922 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Berger, Clark, Eckert, Janda, Jari, Joseph, Koncel, Koth, Schlais, Stefancin, Weiland

----Source: The Hemer Funeral Home (Medford & Rib Lake, WI) 1/20/2015

Janda, Minnie E. (Kloth) (17 AUG 1922 - 25 MAR 2015)

Minnie E. Janda, age 92, of 135 S. Gibson Street, Medford, a former Township of Browning Resident, died on Wednesday, March 25 at the Aspirus Care and Rehab, Medford where she had resided for the past 5 ½ years and under the care of Hope Hospice.

A funeral mass was held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 31 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford, with Father Joseph and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Cremainal interment will take place at a later date in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford.

Pallbearers are Tom and Tim Janda, David Eckert, Fred Berger, Charles Kloth and Matt Jari.

Visitation will be at 9:30 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Tuesday, March 31 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

Minnie was born on August 17, 1922 at the Gad Cheese Factory, Town of Bern; Marathon County, to Edward and Edna (Schlais) Kloth.

She attended Gad Grade School and is a 1940 graduate of Medford High School.

On August 16, 1941, in Chicago, she married Alvin “Bub” H. Janda. He preceded her in death on April 28, 2011.

Moved to Chicago for two years and worked as a mother’s helper. After their marriage, they moved back to the Medford area, where they owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Browning until 1989. Minnie was an obstetrics nurse tech for 35 years at the Memorial Health Center. She enjoyed painting, where she took lessons at Joe Obrien’s School of Art. She enjoyed taking trips with the Homemakers Tour Group and her husband and grandchildren. Minnie also taught leatherwork in the 4-H. She also enjoyed gardening. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford.

She is survived by an adopted son, Daniel (Rhonda) Janda, of the Town of Browning, and fostered children; grandchildren, Tom (Pam) Janda, Julie (Fiance Fred Berger), Tim (Missy) Janda and Jill (David) Eckert; great grandchildren, Braxton Janda, Braden Janda, Sierra Berger, Kyana Janda, Karly Eckert and Kassidy Koncel; siblings, Fred (Lynette) Kloth of Wausau and Alvin (Rosie) Kloth of Medford; sisters-in-law, Adeline Kloth of Medford and Janet Kloth of Merrill.

She is predeceased by her parents, Edward and Edna (Schlais) Kloth; sons David and Kenneth Janda; siblings, Edward, Elmer and Roland Kloth, Lillian Weiland, Carolyn Clark and Marion Kloth.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Minnie’s family to be designated at a later date

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.

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