Janet Barsch

Obituary of Janet A. Barsch

Janet A. Barsch (Bechtel) nee Sidoff, age 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in Waukesha, WI. Janet was born February 21, 1935 in West Allis, WI, to James & Florence Sidoff (nee Diesch).

In Janet’s younger years, she enjoyed designing and sewing her own clothes, she loved music, and polka dancing.  She even ran a fan club for King of Polka himself Frank Yankovic.  Later, she worked for the United States Postal Service in downtown Milwaukee, WI.  She worked there for 29 years until her retirement in the 90’s.

Janet truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, she enjoyed traveling, bowling, visiting her friends, spending time with her family, and loved spoiling her fur babies…And had a handful raising 4 boys!

She had the biggest heart of all! Not a soul, who had ever met her, would say otherwise. Always so much love to give.

Janet is survived by her four sons; Tommy (Cloie) Bechtel, Jeffery Bechtel, Daniel Bechtel (Kim Collier), & David Bechtel (Becky Dietz). Her grandchildren; Crystal Bechtel, Bradley Bechtel, David (Chyla) Bechtel, Shawn Bechtel (Jeremy Turnmeyer), Ashley Bechtel, Jessica (Jason) Graham, Hannah (Dawson) Colburn.  Her great-grandchildren; Cheyenne Bechtel, Adilya Bechtel, Eden Graham, Eliana Graham, Dawson Colburn & Brielle Bechtel.  Sister-in-law; Shirley & Linda Sidoff. Cousin; Katherine Hornsby (Sidoff).  Along with nieces & nephews.  Her best friend; Edith Malson.  And so many other friends and loved ones.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, James & Florence Sidoff, Her brothers George (Joyce), Robert, Jack, Arthur (Karen) Sidoff.  Her husband William Barsch, and her ex-husband/best friend Fritz Bechtel.

Janet put everyone ahead of herself.  She truly was an angel, and forever will be!

A special thank you to all medical doctors, and caregivers whom took care of our beloved Janet.

There will be no memorial service at this time.  A private family gathering will take place on a later date.

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