Obit: Lipinski, Janice B. (1945 - 2013)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Baesman, Bauer, Champagne, Ekern, Lipinski, Mroczenski, Nowacki, Pugh, Rachu, Rauen, Schilling, Werner, Westfall

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 06/26/2013

Lipinski, Janice B. (Rachu) (13 JUN 1945 - 28 JUN 2013)

Janice B. Lipinski, 68, of Edgar, passed away Friday evening, June 28, 2013, at the Hospice House in Wausau as her family surrounded her bedside. Care was provided to Janice by Aspirus Comfort Care Services.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Saint Stephen Lutheran Church in Edgar. The Rev. LaDonna Ekern will officiate. Burial will follow in Edgar Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the church in Edgar and again on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of services. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Schilling, Mike Bauer, Tom Mroczenski, Cliff Baesman, Rob Rauen and Willy Pugh.

Arrangements are entrusted to Life Tributes Funeral Home in Spencer.

Janice was born June 13, 1945, in the town of Wien, the daughter of the late Edwin and Lydia (Werner) Rachu. In those days, her family moved to wherever her dad could find work so her schooling included attending a small country school in the town of Wien, Wausau and Edgar area schools and graduating high school in Athens. On October 28, 1967, she married Larry “Nick” Lipinski at Saint John’s Catholic Church in Edgar.

Employment included working at the basket factory in Edgar for many years and later for the Edgar School System as a custodian until her retirement in 2012. Together, Janice and Larry have resided in Edgar from 1967 to the present.

Hobbies included working in her garden, tending her flowers, baking and enjoyed puzzles and playing cards. One her greatest loves was spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Saint Stephen Lutheran Church and volunteered countless hours for church projects and dinners.

Janice is lovingly survived by her husband, Larry “Nick” Lipinski of Edgar; her mother Lydia Rachu of Wausau; her children, Kevin (Jenny) Lipinski of Athens, Kelly (Corey) Westfall of Athens, Kory (Ron) Nowacki of Athens and Kasy (Cori) Lipinski of Edgar; 12 grandchildren, Olivia, Carley and Brody Lipinski, Brandon, Heather and Autumn Westfall, Brandon and Hattie Nowacki, Jakob, Kane, Karlin and Delaynie Lipinski; two sisters, June Champagne of Rothschild and Carol Rachu of Wausau; two brothers, Bob (Bev) Rachu of Waupaca and Larry (friend Cindy) Rachu of Amarillo, TX; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edwin Rachu.

The family wishes to extend their thanks and gratitude to staff and to the Aspirus Comfort Care Team for the care and compassion shown to Janice during her stay at Hospice House in Wausau and also to Mom's extended family and many close friends who day after day spent time visiting and sharing thoughts with our mother. We can not thank you enough for your love and support.

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