Janice Wiegert, 70, of 523 Buchanan St., Mishicot, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her loving family, after a five month battle with gallbladder cancer. Janice was born June 5, 1943, in Two Rivers, to the late Gilbert and Edna Beeck and has been a Mishicot resident for the past 41 years. She was a graduate of the Mishicot High School, graduating with the class of 1961. Janice married Robert Wiegert on June 1, 1968, at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mishicot. She started dancing at the age of 5, and the passion for dance continued throughout her life. She taught ballroom dance lessons at Fred Astaire in Milwaukee, where she met her husband. She started teaching children tap, ballet, and jazz dance classes, and in 1971, she moved back to Mishicot and started her own dance studio. Janice taught the love of dance and self confidence to hundreds of children, over the next 41 years. In addition she also choreographed numerous High School musicals, TRACT's, and Masquers productions. Janice taught ballroom dance lessons for the UW Manitowoc system, and adult tap lessons at the YMCA. She was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mishicot, and a member of the church's choir, and was also a member of the Lakeshore Chorale.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; three daughters and one son-in-law, Connie and David Hedman, of Two Rivers; Wendy Wiegert, of Reedsburg, WI; Lisa Wiegert, of Mishicot; one son, Ryan Wiegert, of Mishicot; 5 grandchildren, Matthew Wiegert, Shawn Wiegert, Joshua Price, Kaitlin Bolle, Sawyer Wiegert; one great-grandchild, Logan Brown; and is further survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Robert Wanish, of Mishicot; one brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Sheri Beeck, of Mishicot; nieces, nephews, cousins, including a very special cousin, Roger Kotarek, of Mishicot. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Bobby Wiegert; and by her father-in-law, and mother-in-law: Clarence and Anna Wiegert.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2013, at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mishicot, with the Reverend Robert Johannes officiating, with burial to follow in the Mishicot Public Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home in Mishicot. Visitation will continue after 9 a.m. on Friday at the church, until the time of service at 11 a.m. A memorial fund has been established in her name. The Wiegert family would like to express a very special thank you to ASERA Care Hospice, Pastor Robert Johannes, the Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home, the Pink Heals organization and to everyone in the community for all the love, care, and support shown to Janice during her illness. Your kindness will always be remembered.