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Janis Franzone

Jul 31, 1937 - Jul 10, 2021


Janis Franzone was born to the late Roy and Aimee Steil at the family farmhouse in rural Fayette County Iowa on July 31, 1937. She passed away on July 10th at the age of 83 in Cedar Grove. She spent her adult years working in Quality Assurance/Sales/Customer Service for various companies in Chicago. She was a talented artist, animal and nature lover, she loved music and dancing, and was active in the community. While employed at Playskool she met her soulmate, Joseph Franzone. They moved to Sheboygan shortly after her husband Joe accepted a job at Mayline Corporation.

Jan was a devoted wife to her husband, Joseph; loving mother to Jeff Stuecklen and Kim Stuecklen; stepmother to Joe (Toncha) Franzone and Susan (Larry) Olsen; grandmother to Ashley Stuecklen, Jessica Franzone, Rachael (Garrett) Slack, Gina Olsen, and Jennifer Olsen; aunt to her nieces Karin, Pam, Bobbi, Amy, Vicki, Lynn and Brenda. She is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Franzone; parents, Roy and Aimee Steil; brother, Robert Steil; sister, Carol Hill; son, Kirk Stuecklen, and grandson, Vincent Stuecklen.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 17th at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials donations to Cedar Grove Gardens or Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice are appreciated.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Cedar Grove Gardens and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their care of Janis.


Date: Saturday Jul 17, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday Jul 17, 2021
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Pamela Hill

With love and gratitude for the example Aunt Janis showed us. XO, Pam

Julie Carlson

Dear Kim, Ashley, & Jeff-We have so many happy, fun, and heartbreaking memories that we shared together as a family. I'm so saddened to have my "2nd mother" leave us also. I admired Janis for her strength and beauty! We will always be family and our love for you endures forever! Janis has a very special reunion with her two little boys in heaven that must be absolutely amazing! How joyful she must be!

Brenda Robert

Lynn and I wish to extend our heart felt sympathy to Jeff, Kim and the entire family. We will always fondly remember Janis as the fun, loving aunt from our young days. So sorry for your loss.

Amy Mahr

Lots of love and prayers for you Kim and Jeff. I will always have fun loving, fond memories of Aunty Janice. She was a heart warmer for anyone around her.

Sarah Carlson

Janice was a part of my family. She was always like a second grandmother to me, and I will truly miss Labor Day at the Walworth county fair with our girls (Sylvia and Janice). I will also miss Janice’s hugs! Janice was a wonderful woman, and I am so very sorry for your loss, Kim, Ashley and Jeff.

Sean Joyce

Kim, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. There are a lot of lessons learned from life, but nothing compares to that of a mother’s love. My heart is with you and your family.

Bobbi Sorrentino

Thoughts and Prayers to all of the family. Aunt Jan was a beautiful woman inside and out.

Anna Hill

I love you aunt Jan. I will miss you. Thank you for the good times we all had as a family. Love you

Steve Carow

Kim: I am sorry for your loss. If she is anything like you then she must be a kind, thoughtful and amazing person.