Janel M Pecha, of Green Bay, died Monday, June 22, 2015 at St. Mary Hospital in Green Bay. She was 54 years old. She was born on October 14, 1960 in Antigo, a daughter of Jeanette (Beck) Pecha of Mattoon and the late James Pecha.
She was a graduate of Antigo High School with the class of 1979 then attended North Central Technical College in Wausau where she received an associates degree as a surgical technician.
Janel moved to Green Bay where she worked at St. Vincent and Bellin Hospitals.
Her hobbies included needle point, crocheting, knitting and card making. She enjoyed following the Green Bay Packers.
Survivors including her mother are three sisters, Cindy Verhasselt and Brian Sohr of Bonduel, Jane (Micky) Kolpack of Polar, Kay (Mike) Kairis of Omro; a brother, Randal (Cindy) Pecha of Mattoon; nieces and nephews, Matthew Pecha, Tera and Kendra Verhasselt, Ashley (Jake) Leiterman, Bradley Kolpack and Stephanie Greisinger.
In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Pecha.
A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Holy Family Catholic Church in Phlox. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of services at the church.
I Miss You so VERY Much Nellie
We will always remember Janel as being around as our children were growing up and visiting Mattoon. All the kids in the station wagon going "to the dump", and she always loved her Uncle Pete's homemade potato chips. Her hard battle is over, and she can now rest in peace. God Bless and Love You. Sorry we cannot be there today,but you will ALL be our thoughts and prayers!
My Deepest Sympathy. I now have another Guardian Angel watching over me. It saddens me very deeply that I am unable to attend service. Most of all that I will not be able to see Her Smiling Face this fall (selfish me) God has bigger plans for My Nellie!
We were friends for many years. Janel was a kind and sensitive person. She thought of people before herself. I will miss her kind words, and friendship. My deepest sympathy goes to her family.
To the family of Janel, I would like to offer my condolences. I was Janel's "avon" lady for about 6 years until I retired.She was such a sweet lady, never complained even though many times I know she was hurting. I always looked forward to receiving her home-made holiday cards. They were beautiful. May she rest in peace.
Our sympathy to the family. Sorry we cannot be there. Arvid and Lynn
I wish to offer my sincere condolences to Janel's family. I'm so glad I got to meet Jane and Cindy. I'm very sorry I will be unable to attend the services for Janel, please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I know Janel is in a much better place now she's in Gods hands. I will miss her dearly even tho she could be quite a handfull at times. She was a dear friend and neighbor of mine since 11/2008. I'm going to miss our grilling out together in the summers since 2009. My memories will be of all the fun ones we had together. Janel will also be missed by my three daughters Lacy, Kari and especially Nicole and her daughter, my grandaughter MaKiyah (2yrs. old) who called her "Grandma Janel". Janel would laugh everytime. May Janel rest in peace.
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