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Janet Schmudlach

June 6, 1942 — November 23, 2022


Janet L Schmudlach (Kellesvig), age 80, of Madison died November 23, 2022 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital following a short battle with cancer. She was born June 6, 1942 to Donald & Bonita Kellesvig.

Janet enjoyed dancing, watching sports, classic cars and animals. Above all she enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She will be most remembered by smile, laugh and kindness to everyone.

Janet is survived by her daughter Keri Heitke (Rick Ellis), cousin Ruth Ann Stauffacher (John) and Ruth Ann’s daughters & their families. She was preceded in death by her parents and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, ‘Peace bethine’.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Please share your memories at

Cress Center

6021 University Ave. Madison

(608) 238-8406

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