Janis L. Ledbeter, age 85, of Hayward, WI passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Maple Ridge Care Center in Spooner, WI.
Janis Lorraine Meier was born March 12, 1936 in the Town of Stinnett in Washburn County, the daughter of Alvin and Florence (Cox) Meier. She attended Stinnett Grade School and then Hayward High School. She was joined in marriage to Lawrence Ledbeter on March 6, 1954 in Crown Point, IN. The couple lived in Chicago where Janis worked for the Jewel Tea Food Company. They came to Hayward where Janis raised her children and then worked part-time as a dietary aide at the Hayward Hospital. She loved to bake, ride bike, listen to country music, and read book and stories. She was a member of Hayward Wesleyan Church.
Janis is survived by two children, Gary (Linda) Ledbeter of Plymouth, WI, Sheila (Tim) Seehuetter of Hayward, WI; five grandchildren, Josh (Renee) Ledbeter of Webster, WI, Phil (Dara) Ledbeter of Belgium, WI, Brodie (Keri) Seehuetter of Hayward, WI, Tember Seehuetter of Hayward, WI, Jessica (Andy) Falk of Eau Claire, WI; eleven great grandchildren; one brother, Ronald (Carol) Meier of Rapid City, SD; two sisters, Navolya “Alice” Sando, Mickey (Ken) Johnson, both of Hayward, WI; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence; son, Clay; two brothers; two sisters; and step granddaughter, Makayla.
A funeral service will be held for Janis at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021 at the Hayward Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Young officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward.
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