Obit: Marshall, Janet Lee (1950 - 2008)
Surnames: Garbisch, Marshall, Rounds, Johnson
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 11 Nov. 2008
Marshall, Janet Lee (15 Aug. 1950 - 7 Nov. 2008)
NEILLSVILLE -- Janet Lee (Garbisch) Marshall, 58, of Neillsville, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
A memorial celebration will be held for Janet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday at the Gesche Funeral Home.
Janet was born on Aug. 15, 1950, in Granton, to Leland and Wilma (Rounds) Garbisch. She attended and graduated from Granton High School in 1968 and then moved to Rockford, Ill., where she worked for the National Lock Company. Later, she moved back to the Granton area and worked at the Marshfield Clinic. There she married the love her life, Larry Marshall, on Feb. 20, 1971, in Granton. Together, they moved to Kenosha where she worked as a dental assistant. Eventually, they moved back to Neillsville where Janet dedicated 28 years to the Neillsville Public School System as secretary, and Larry managed the school buses. The school was definitely a brighter place with Janet's smile and silly jokes; she touched the lives of so many.
Janet was a member of the United Church of Christ. Her love for music drew her to become an active member in hand bells and the adult choir. As a volunteer for whatever job needed to be done over the years, Janet was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Although Janet left us at a young age, she lived each day to the fullest She loved to "putz" around the house, paint, read, make cookies for her boys and garden. Her flower gardens were the talk of the town! She was also a member of the Town & Country Quilt Guild. However, Janet's greatest joys in life were her grandsons. She always had time for fishing on the pond, a ride in the paddle boat, a bike ride around the block, a game of Yahtzee, a ditty on the piano or a quick read of "One Fish, Two Fish."
Spending time with family and friends was always at the top of her list. Each one of our lives is just a bit better for having known Janet.
She is survived by her husband, Larry; two sons, Ben (Sandra) Marshall of McFarland and Jim (Autumn) Marshall of Neillsville; as well as three adoring grandsons, Taylor, Brandt and Logan. She is further survived by one sister, Marilyn (Randall) Johnson of Bixby, Okla.; and one brother, David Garbisch of Black River Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leland and Wilma (Rounds) Garbisch.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Janet's family with funeral arrangements.
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