Janet Gall (1937 – 2006)
Janet (Howe) Gall, 69, passed away on August 22, 2006 at Harbor House Assisted Living Facility in Racine, WI. Jan was born on April 17, 1937 in Aurora, Illinois to Edith and William Howe. She grew up in Princeton, Illinois and spent many summers as a camp counselor at Camp Nagawicka in Delafield, WI. She later attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and University of Wisconsin-Madison where she graduated in 1958.
She married Bob Gall in Madison, WI on July 9, 1960. The couple resided in Racine where Jan was a typing and general business teacher for Racine Unified Schools, teaching both at Horlick High School and Jerstad-Agerholm Junior High. Jan and Bob had two daughters, Kathy (Berg) and Polly (Amborn), and Jan was very active in their lives. She served as a 4-H leader and Girl Scout troop leader along with attending multitudes of concerts and school functions. Jan was also involved in a local Homemakers group and investment club. She was an active member of Evangelical United Methodist Church where she assisted with meal and flower ministries and sang in the Chancel Choir.
After Jan retired from Racine Unified in 1986, she worked part-time for Dr. Richard Wagner in Racine and also opened her own typing and computer business. Jan?s many interests included planning extensive family vacations and vacations with friends, golf, gardening, biking, music, theater, and crafts. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband Bob of Racine, her daughter Kathy (Greg) Berg of Racine, her daughter Polly (Mark) Amborn and granddaughter Lorelai of Kenosha, and her sister Linda Howe of St. Louis, MO.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday August 25, 2006 at 10:00AM at Evangelical United Methodist Church in Racine. (11th and Main Street) Dr. Creighton Kaye will be officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 6:00PM until 8:00PM. Burial will take place at Southern WI Veterans Cemetery.
The family would like the thank the employees at Ridgewood Health Center, Harbor House Assisted Living facility, and the Kenosha Visiting Nurse?s Hospice Alliance for their support and kindness during Jan?s illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Evangelical United Methodist Church or the Kenosha Visiting Nurse?s Hospice Alliance would be appreciated.