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Janet Schuman

Janet Schuman Janet Schuman


Janet “Jan” Schuman, 78, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. Jan was born to Caroline (Ludwig) and Edward Tut – tle on January 23, 1943, in Fond du Lac County, where she spent her childhood years. She was baptized on February 23, 1943, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dundee. She made confirmation of her Christian faith on June 30, 1957, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Campbellsport. She graduated from Campbellsport High School in 1961.

Prior to marriage to the love of her life, Kenneth “Ken” Schuman on September 6, 1969, she worked at A.C. Nielsen Company in Fond du Lac.

After marriage, she moved to Dodgeville, where Ken was employed with GTE. They later moved to Portage and Sun Prairie following Ken’s career with the telephone industry.

They were blessed with four children, Mara Demien (Kent), Mark Schuman (Tina), Joni Rupnow (Scott) and Jill Winters (Jeremy). Surviving are grandchildren, Luke Boland, Peter and Andrew Demien, Christopher, Johnathan and Emmanuel Schuman, Caroline Hernandez, Carina Rohn, Jack, Malachi, Wilhelm and Rose Rupnow; great-grandchildren, Benito and Nayeli Hernandez. Also surviving are her husband; two siblings, Dale (Shirley) Tuttle and Kathy Tuttle; sisters-in-law, Carol Carey, Mary Ann Tuttle and Audrey (David) Weed and her uncle and godfather, Francis Tuttle, as well as several nieces, nephews, penpals and friends.

Her favorite hobby was writing to pen pals. She en – joyed traveling, having been blessed to visit all 50 states and several foreign countries.

She was a faithful member of Eastside Lutheran Church for over 43 years, serving on Mission Guild, ushering, church cleaning and other tasks.

She volunteered for over 25 years at Twice Is Nice, a volunteer run thrift store which supports Lakeside Lutheran.

Christian Education was important to her. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Eastside Lutheran School, Madison; Lakeside Lutheran High School, Lake Mills, or a charity of your choice.

Funeral services were held at Eastside Lutheran Church, 2310 Independence Lane, Madison, WI 53704 on Monday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. with visitation from 9 a.m. until services. Luncheon followed. Burial took place at Union Cemetery, Campbellsport.