Friday, December 19, 2008

Janet M. (Maryott) Le Suer

Janet M. Le Suer, born May 1, 1931, began her return to the stardust from which she came, December 19, 2008.

Janet was wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, niece and aunt. She was the nexus for many friendships throughout her life. Her education included academic achievement in ancient Hebrew and classical Greek at William Jewell College, and in English literature at Drexel University and Juniata College.

She was variously employed as secretary and administrative assistant at Drexel and Juniata, as well as in Kansas City, MO, and for the Children’s Aid Society of Philadelphia. She retired after nineteen rewarding years of working with dear colleagues at Dremel Manufacturing in Racine. She served as administrative assistant to several of its presidents, and its marketing and advertising departments. She co-owned the Little Professor Book Center.

Janet’s fundamental acceptance of responsible roles in society, care for the earth and its progeny, and lives of children as well as senior citizens, guided her into numerous volunteer activities. Among these were R.E.S.T. program for the homeless, Hoy Audubon Nature Club, Habitat for Humanity, Food Pantry at Trinity Methodist Church, Women’s Resource Center, League of Women Voters, Children’s Aid Society of Philadelphia, and in many ways her beloved Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church. She wished to honor all guests, of which there were many. She kept her company and family well fed. She saw the world to be sustained as a garden for all as well as for the birds. She loved unconditionally. Her whoopee pies and sugar cookies will be particularly missed.

Janet is survived by her husband, Jack, whom she married on November 27, 1952. Her children are Jan A. Le Suer, Philadelphia, PA, Jackie (Marian) Griffin of Ventura, CA, Kali Isis of Maine, James D. Le Suer of Aurora, CO, Kinzua V. Le Suer of Indianapolis, IN, Jefferson J. Le Suer of Milwaukee, WI; many grandchildren; and siblings, Meredith (John) Trojak, Ronald (Beverly) Maryott, David (Connie) Maryott, and Rae (Charles) Mosher, all of PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and oodles of dear friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Bruce David, and her sister, Joyce Jones.

A Celebration of Life well lived will be held at the Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church, 625 College Ave., on Saturday, January 10, 2009, at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Doctor Tony Larsen presiding. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Saturday, January 10, 2009, from 11:30 a.m. until time of service. Memorials are suggested to Habitat for Humanity of Racine, The Union City, PA, Public Library, Hoy Audubon Nature Club, or to Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church.

The family wishes to express its profound appreciation to our friend Dr. Ellen Spiering, Oncology Alliance of Racine and to Hospice Alliance of Kenosha.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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