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Janice "Jan" M. Hafeman
Date of Death: May, 01 2023

         Janice "Jan" M. Hafeman, 78, Carney, passed away on Monday May 1, 2023 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, WI with her loving husband by her side. She was born on September 20, 1944 in Cleveland, OH, daughter of the late John and Mary (Mackey) Chattin. On December 27, 1962 she married William "Bill" Hafeman in Brecksville, OH.
          Jan was a special education teacher at the North Central schools until her retirement in 2008. She was also a co-owner of the Side-Track restaurant for many years. Jan is a past Menominee County board member, and also very active in her church; Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Powers, the American Legion Auxiliary unit 244, and the Carney Nadeau Lions Club.
          She is survived by her husband of 60 years, two daughters: Dr. Bonnie Hafeman (Tim Lyons) and Laura Hafeman Janczewski, nine grandchildren: Libby, Arthur, Laura, William, Rebecca, Alek, Kasia, Natalia and Adam, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
          Jan was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother: Ruth Chattin, two brothers: John Chattin Jr. and Jan's twin brother: Robert Chattin, and a sister: Carol Grant.
          Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CST) on Monday May 8, 2023 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Janice Hafeman will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. (CST) at the funeral home with Pastor Ronald Zindler officiating. Burial will follow services in the Spalding Township Cemetery. A luncheon will be held in the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church hall.
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  • "Jan will be missed by all as I had the pleasure of serving on the Woman's Legion Aux. She did great things for the community and the veteran's affair. It is a loss to the community and we will remember her always. My heart goes out to her family in this time of loss."
    -suzette M urbanc

  • "Sorry for your loss whata beautiful soul heaven has gained I'm sure she is sharing her smile soft spoken words and encouraging and mothering everybody and she did here she was such a joy to work with and always pleasant had so much knowledge I wish I had half of her energy and her peace and calmness rest in peace my friend hugs to your family and to you Mr Bill "
    -Theresa Vincent

  • "May our Lord Jesus welcome Jan with loving arms. May Jesus wrap his arms upon the family and friends while they greive. I remember working with Bill and Jan and that wonderful pizza. It's been many years but they were a big part of my life in those years. God bless"
    -Connie Musser SAVAGE

  • "I knew Jan from the American Legion. She truly was a special lady, and always made me smile. Heaven gained an Angel. Bill, I’m very sorry. Hugs."
    -Beverly List

  • "Jan and bill had shared a special bond. They laughed and joked and it was always a joy to spend time with them. Jan was smart, talented and there was nothing she couldn’t do. Being friends for over 50 years she well always have a special place in my heart. Bill and family my prayers go out to you. Jan had a wonderful life. Love Naomi "
    -Naomi(Nae) deavers

  • "So so sad to hear this!!! Jan was such a beautiful person! She will be deeply missed! Sending love, hugs and prayers to Bill and the entire Hafeman family."
    -Gary Tanner

  • "I'm so sad to hear of Jan's passing. She was such a wonderful woman and had the most beautiful smile. I loved working for Jan and Bill at The Sidetrack, they were so good to me. My thoughts and prayers are with Bill and the rest of Jan's family. Heaven gained a remarkable soul. Rest in peace, Jan."
    -Nikki (Thames) Werner

  • "Many years ago I had the pleasure of knowing Jan as a first cousin. The Mackey family would get together for the holidays. As we both grew up, we went our separate ways. I moved around the country while Jan enjoyed a life with her husband of many years. We “caught up” with each other on Facebook for I ended up living in an area around Rochester, N Y. Her passing saddens me greatly for this is yet another family member who is now not here. The family of Mackey’s is dwindling."
    -Nancy Colsman

  • "Jan Hafeman was a truly kind, generous, friendly, and thoughtful person to work with and for at The Sidetrack Restaurant in Powers. Such a energetic lady and always there to lend a helping hand or direction or guidance. I had fun working with Bill and Jan and the rest of the staff at The (New) Sidetrack in 2001 and 2002. Many great memories from my time there as a line cook. Great people! Great food. Sorry for your loss, Bill and family. "
    -Brian Gauthier

  • "Though most of us have never met, I have many fine memories of my cousin Jan, her childhood home in Brecksville and family. I send my deepest sympathies to her family and friends."
    -Ralph Mackey

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