Janet L. Colburn

Janet Louise Colburn, 7 7 , passed away at the Bethel Home in Viroqua Wednesday, December 28, 2016.

Janet was born to Barney and DeEtta DeNaeyer, March 7,1939, in Garden City, KS and married Lee Colburn at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Valentine, June 24, 1956.

Janet and Lee moved to Wisconsin in 1964, where they raised seven children on a dairy farm Just south of Viroqua. Janet’s favorite pastimes were knitting and reading. She made many blankets over the years for all of her family.

Janet is preceded in death by her husband, Lee; her parents; a halfsister, Dorothy and a half-sister, Marie.

She is survived by a brother, Larry (Ruth) DeNaeyer of Missouri; a sister, Lenna Shelsta of California; a half-brother, Ken DeNaeyer of Nebraska; and seven children, Tom (Mary) Colburn of Viroqua, Debora Schmidt of Onalaska, Anita (Pat) Treffery of Spanaway, WA, Maria Gay) Larson of Lawton, OK; Lisa Inez Bryant of Viroqua, Lori Kaye (Carl) Schmitz of Ponchatoula, LA; and Cashton, Micheal (Diane) Colburn of Viroqua. Janet was also blessed with 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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