Obit: Van Winkle, Janice Blythe (1926 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bolyanatz, Cowley, Guarino, Luebbers, Van Winkle

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 7/09/2015

Van Winkle, Janice Blythe (Cowley) (6 MAY 1926 - 1 JUL 2015)

Janice B. Van Winkle, age 89, of Withee, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield. There will be no services held.

Janice Blythe Cowley was born on May 6, 1926 in Racine, WI, the daughter of Leo and Hazel (Blythe) Cowley. She was raised near Burlington, WI and graduated from Burlington High School in 1944. Jan then went on and completed 4 years at Carroll College. She was united in marriage to William Van Winkle on May 26, 1949. They owned and operated Rip's Round Up Bar in Withee. After they divorced, Jan renamed the bar, Black River Jan's, which she operated for a few more years. She resided in Thorp at the time of her death.

Jan had many interests, but especially enjoyed sewing, quilting, crossword puzzles and reading. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by 3 sons: William (Sandra) Van Winkle of Glendale, AZ, James (Denise) Van Winkle of Scottsdale, AZ, Rory (Lynn) Van Winkle of Withee, WI; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; one sister; Joy (Alex) Bolyanatz of Sun City West, AZ; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents; and 2 sisters: Marge Luebbers and Betty Guarino.

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