In Memory of






Obituary for Janet Mary "Jan" Wernette (Susalla)

Janet Mary Wernette (nee Susalla) 68, passed away peacefully at her home on July 27th, 2023.

Jan was born November 20th, 1954, to Leonard Joseph and Antoinette Eleanor (Janus) Susalla in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She will be greatly missed by her husband Stephen of Waterford, WI, and son Joseph (Tammy) and grandson Quinton Wernette of Howard Lake, MN; sister Beverly Weber (James deceased) of Wind Lake, WI; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Paul Wernette of Milwaukee, WI, Linda Rosin (James deceased) of Eagle River, WI, Christine Otto (Dick deceased) of Edgerton, WI, and Denise Wernette of Milwaukee, WI. Along with the many nieces and nephews.

She was proceed in death by her parents, Stephens parents Charles and Orea Wernette, plus aunts and uncles.

Jan was baptized at St. John Kanty's Catholic Church and graduated from Mercy High School, class of 1973, member of the Drum and Bugle Corps. She worked for Woolworths Store Services, Air Troll Components, and Sageo Nursing Home.

Jan was married July 12th,1975 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Milwaukee, WI, to Stephen Wernette and they were blessed with a son Joseph Wernette on September 11, 1980. Soon after reconfirmed at Redemption Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WI. In 1992 they moved to Waterford, WI, and later became members of Living Water Lutheran Church of Wind Lake, WI.

Jan's favorite hymn was "On Eagles Wings" and her favorite songs were "Mandy" by Barry Manilow and "When Will I See You again" by The Three Degrees. Some of Jan's many favorite activities were playing games on her phone, family games such as "Uno" and "Mexican Train", sewing Swedish Weave, camping, going on cruises and traveling to see cousins in Green Bay. She also enjoyed baking treats such as her famous cheesecake and pecan crescents and boy did she really like her pickle sandwiches!

Jan was always known as a loving and caring spouse, mother, sister, and friend who would do anything for anyone. She was a breast cancer/stoke survivor, but sadly lost her battle to Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a type of rare blood cancer.

"Hugs Kisses Rock Rock Rock"