Obit: Brown, Janet Lee (1946 - 2018)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Ball, Brown, Gerber, Helland, Hodowanic, Lancaster, Stillwell, Vowels, Weiss

----Source: The Cornell Courier - Sentinel (Cornell, Cadott, Holcombe, WI) 1/03/2019

Brown, Janet Lee (Hodowanic) (5 APR 1946 - 12 DEC 2018)

Janet Lee (Hodowanic) Brown, 72, Chippewa Falls, passed away peacefully Dec. 12, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at Cornell Health Services.

Janet was born April 5, 1946, the daughter of Francis and Eleanor Hodowanic, in Cornell.
She attended Lake Holcombe Public Schools, and graduated Salutatorian of her class in 1964.
Janet enjoyed gardening, playing guitar, entertaining and baking. She made the best apple pie in the county. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children – Matt A. Brown, Regina M. (Kevin) Gerber and Rachael L. (Randy) Helland; grandchildren – Tahne J. Stillwell, Chase D. Brown, Shayla R. Helland and Bailey J. Helland; great-grandchildren – Jaden A. Weiss; brother – Fredrick Hodowanic; and sister – Ann Vowels.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Francis O. and Eleanor M. Hodowanic; also one sister – Mary J. Ball.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27, at Borton-Leiser Funeral Home in Cornell, officiated by Pastor Daniel Lancaster. A private family interment will be held at a later date in the Cornell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon, until the time of service, Sunday, at the funeral home.

The family would like to invite everyone to the Cornell American Legion Hall following the services, for a time of lunch and fellowship.

Online condolences may be expressed at



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