Janet Pace

Obituary of Janet H. Pace

Janet Helen (nee Golemgeske) Pace, age 90, formerly of Waukesha, passed away December 7, 2020, at The View at Pine Ridge, Oconomowoc.


Jan was born August 18, 1930 to Walter and Helen (nee Kohlhaas) Golemgeske in Waukesha. She graduated from Waukesha High School in 1949. One week after graduation, June 18th, she married the love of her life, James “Jim” Pace. They were together for 68 years.


Jan worked as an office assistant at Waukesha Motor Works before getting married, and later worked for Miller O’Connell Printing (which later merged with Lang Graphics Company).


Jan’s had many hobbies including knitting, which she taught for 4-H, sewing, painting, and genealogy. One of her favorite things to do was shopping for her grandchildren. She and Jim loved spending time with the grandkids at their cottage in Plainfield, Wis.


Jan is survived by her brother Lyle (Marion) Golemgeske; her sons; Jeff (Loreen), Jay (Laura), and Joel Pace; grandchildren, Roxanne (Nate) Ende, Christine (Travis) Seeger, Chad Pace, Courtney (Kevin) Shouldice, Sondra (Mark) Schuppe, Alexine (Peter) DePrey, Kyle Pace, Cody Pace, Molly (Francisco) Zamora, special “granddaughter” Scarlie Miranda Lopez; special “sister” Judy (Erv) Schultz; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Lauren Ende, Taylor and Brody Seeger, Melody Pace, Bayleigh Shouldice, Payton and Dallas DePrey, and Margaret Schuppe; nieces Lori (Tom) Merkt, and Linda (Jim) Schmidt, great-nieces and nephews and other friends and family.


Jan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jim and her daughter Jill (Pace) Ester.


Special thanks to the staff at The View at Pine Ridge, Oconomowoc and Seasons Hospice for their dedication to caring for Jan for the past year and a half. The family could not have done it without them.


A celebration of Jan’s life will be held later in 2021 at Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ, Waukesha. Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated.

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