Janet L. “Grandma Jan” Thommen, 85, of Monroe, Wis., formerly of Juda, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Aster Assisted Living, Monroe, Wis.  She was born on Jan. 3, 1932, in Juda, Wis., the daughter of Ivan and Mary (Davis) Arnsmeier.   She married Ernest H. Thommen on March 19, 1955, at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, Monroe, Wis.  He passed away on May 8, 2012.

Janet graduated from Juda High School in 1950.  She and her husband owned the South Wayne Cheese Co., and moved to Juda in 1982.  She worked at the Juda Truck stop as a waitress for many years.  She was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church, Juda; Women of the Moose, Monroe; and the Historic Cheese Center. She volunteered for St. Clare Hospital Women’s Auxiliary and was a member of the Juda Alumni Committee.

Janet enjoyed bowling, gardening, canning, making soup, and going to sporting events.  She especially loved writing letters and sending greeting cards for all occasions to her beloved family and friends.

Janet is survived by special nephews and nieces that she considered to be her children: Heidi (Steve) Miller, Brodhead, Phillip (Sue) Trotter, Kim (Sue) Trotter, both of Juda, and Scott (Bill) Trotter, Winston-Salem, NC; Godmother to 24 and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Bernice Stuckey, Carrie Zimmerman, and Joyce Trotter; four brothers, Raymond, Rodney, Marion, and David in infancy; and a niece Tami Trotter Francois.

Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, March 25, at the Zion United Methodist Church, Juda, Wis., with Pastor Vicky Brantmeyer officiating.  Burial was in Stateline Cemetery, rural Juda.  Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

The D.L. Newcomer Funeral Home, Brodhead, is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.dlnewcomerfuneralhome.com.