Donna Jean Schwantes, Janesville, WI (1942-2014)

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

December 31, 1942 - July 17, 2014,

Donna Jean Schwantes, 71, of Janesville, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Mercy Health System, Janesville, with her loving family by her side. She was born on Dec. 31, 1942, in Edgerton, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Viola ( McKinley) Wescott. She was united in marriage to Robert Balis in 1958, in Edgerton, and later to John Schwantes in Rockton, IL. Donna had worked at Cedar Crest for many years. She enjoyed her flowers, going to the casino, shopping, bowling and going out to eat, but her special love was spending time with her family and friends.

Donna is survived by one daughter, Terry (Tom) Olson; two sons, Gerald (Cindy) Balis and Richard (Shanda) Schwantes; five grandchildren: Andy (Lindsay) Rollins, Nick Rollins, Amanda Olson, Teagan Schwantes and Rowin Schwantes; two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Annabelle; one brother, Thomas (Jean) Wescott, all of Janesville; close cousins: Bill (Rosie) Johnson and Ted Wescott; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 1p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the EHLERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, US HWY 51 N, Edgerton, with the Rev. Daniel Decker officiating. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park & Chapel, Janesville. Friends may call on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the funeral home, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Condolences may be expressed at ehlertfuneralhome.com

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