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Jane Marie (Rauls) Theisen

July 10, 1962 ~ May 16, 2017 (age 54)

Adams – Jane M. Theisen age 54 passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in the presence of her loving family at UW Hospital.  The former Jane Rauls was born July 10, 1962, to Gilbert and Wylina Rauls.  On June 26, 1982 she was united in marriage to Brad Franz in DeForest, WI.  Together, as a family, they had two children, Ryan and Trisha, and resided in the Poynette area for 25 years.  Together they operated Franz Family Farms, where Ryan continues to farm.  Brad preceded Jane in death in June 2007.

In September 2010, Jane was united in marriage with David Theisen of Adams, WI.  After they married, her family expanded by gaining two step sons Brad and Adam. David and Jane had a special bond and seemed to be able to read each other’s minds. During their seven years of marriage they enjoyed gardening, antiquing, hosting family gatherings, and, most of all, each other’s company. The pride her and Dave had in their yard was visible and the beauty was appreciated by everyone who saw it. Together they prepared and perfected the annual Thanksgiving Dinner where Jane showcased her cooking talents—no one left hungry!

Jane had a huge heart, a great sense of humor and was a very giving person.  She was always the first one there in a time of need.  Being employed in customer service for the US Postal Service allowed her to exercise her innate talents of helping others.  She had a true passion for cooking, reading, fashion, and loved to end her nights with a laugh from “Friends” or “Everybody Loves Raymond”.  Jane was classy in every sense of the word. Never would you find her without appropriate attire, accessories, and the personality to accompany it.

Jane was very fond of her son-in-law Matt and a proud Grandmother of her “peanut,” Bradley.  She would take any opportunity she could to show photos and videos.  Jane loved video calls with Bradley on a daily basis and enjoyed listening to his giggling video each and every day.  Her love for her Grandson was so unbelievably strong that it was felt by everyone!  She also cherished her dear sisters, with whom she shared a unique bond.

Survivors include:  her husband Dave Theisen of Adams; her son Ryan Franz of Poynette; daughter Trisha (Matt) Leaf, Grandson Bradley of Bloomington, MN; step sons Brad (Alisha) of McFarland and Adam Theisen of Madison; her Father Gilbert and Jean Rauls of DeForest; sisters Sue (Randy) Langer of DeForest; Sheila (Brett) Dinkel of Terre Haute, IN; Renee (Troy) Statz of Sun Prairie; her in laws Herb and Kay Theisen, Niki Theisen, Dana (Charlie) Johnson, Randy (Dawn) Theisen, Paul (Vicki) Theisen, and Neil (Kandy) Theisen of Adams, WI.  She was preceded in death by husband Brad Franz and mother Wylina Rauls. 

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at ST. OLAF CATHOLIC CHURCH; 623 Jefferson St., DeForest, WI.  Visitation will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 6924 Lake Rd., DeForest, WI.

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 Service Information

May 19, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ryan & Joyce-Ryan Funeral Homes - DeForest Windsor Chapel
6924 Lake Road
DeForest, WI 53532

Mass of Christian Burial
May 20, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Olaf Catholic Church
623 Jefferson Street
DeForest, WI 53532

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