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Leiser, Janet F.

Janet F. Leiser age 82, of Port Edwards, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Edgewater Haven Nursing Home in Port Edwards.

Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Port Edwards on Monday at 11 AM. Pastor David Guse will officiate. A visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa and Monday, June 12, 2017 at the church from 10 AM until the time of service. An Order of Eastern Star Service will be held at 6 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids. Online condolences may be expressed at

Janet was born November 14, 1934 in Wisconsin Rapids to Merle and Geraldine (Helke) Decker. She married Norman "Ozzie" Leiser at the United Methodist Church in Wisconsin Rapids on August 25, 1956. He died September 30, 2015. She was employed as a fanner at Consolidated Papers, in the grocery department of Johnson Hills, at Jewelry Hut, Speltz Music, Church's Drug Store and Wal-Mart. Her true calling was providing an amazing home for her children and grandchildren.

Janet was a member of Rainbow Chapter #87 Order of Eastern Star and White Shrine; United Methodist Women and Candlelight Circle, Classy Hat-titudes Red Hat Club, and Past Guardian Job's Daughters Bethel #23. She loved lunching with her club friends for over 60 years. She enjoyed bowling, volunteering, wintering in Texas with Ozzie for 19 years, and spending time with her pride and joy, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her five children, Jennifer (Robin) Roth of Nekoosa, John (Steven) Leiser of Romeoville, IL, James (Mary) Leiser of Wisconsin Rapids, Jerene (Mark) Sillars of Port Edwards, Joan (Donald) Harnisch of Nekoosa and adopted son, Michael (Nancy) Clement of Wisconsin Rapids; her grandchildren, Chayse (Olessia), Kyleen and Lynnae Roth, Laura (Todd) Ravazza, Angela Leiser, Dustin Leiser, Mollie (Joe) Czahor, Melanie Sillars, Lilyann Sillars, Sabrina (John) Keesling, Tanya (Cody) Javner, Aaron Harnisch, Marissa Harnisch, Danial Harnisch, Amy (Mike) Foerster-Finio, Becky (Jeff) Fletcher, Bob (Becky) Clement; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and infant brother.

Memorials may be designated to United Methodist Church in Port Edwards Elevator Fund or Ronald McDonald House in Marshfield.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Edgewater Haven Nursing Home and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care of our mother.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune from June 9 to June 10, 2017
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