Janis R. Wagemester age 78 of rural Clinton, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Mercy Living Center North. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday, July 17th at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be held 2-5 P.M. Sunday, July 16th at Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jacob Diehl, Justin Diehl, Glen Frett, Jason Frett, Steve Frett, and Steve Paulsen. Honorary pallbearers will be Clayton and Carson Sweely and Kaleb Johnson. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Janiss obituary at www.papefh.com
Janis was born November 3, 1938 in Maquoketa to Harvey and Marie (Andersen) Paulsen. She graduated from Preston High School with the class of 1956. Janis married Bernard J. Wagemester on September 9, 1959 at St. Boniface Church in Clinton. He preceded her in death on June 24, 2017. Janis and her husband farmed their entire lives. She was a homemaker and had also been employed by Van Allen and Co. Department Store and Lou Marges Clothing. Janis enjoyed collecting dolls, Lowell Davis and Hummel figurines. She loved flowers and maintained beautiful annual and perennial gardens. She adored her dogs over the years, especially Blondie and Buddy, treating them like children. Together Janis and Bernard enjoyed polka dancing, site seeing out West while Bernard was in the Air Force and vacationing in Florida to visit her brother. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish.
Janis was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two brothers, Gene and Eldon Paulsen. She is survived by many brother and sister- in-laws and nieces and nephews. Memorials may be given to the Prince of Peace Hall Building Fund.
Published on July 13, 2017