Jane M Nelson

1944 - 2021



     Jane M. Nelson, 76, of Sparta, died Thursday, April 1, 2021 at her home. She was born on July 12, 1944 to Donald and Veronica (Brueggeman) Schanhofer.

     She lived in Sparta all her life. She worked in the mess hall at Fort McCoy, WI for many years until she started doing Adult Foster Care out of her home. Jane was loved by many who knew her and will be dearly missed.

     Jane is survived by her children, Lori Knox and Daniel Schneller of Sparta, WI; brothers, Chester and Robert (Karen) Schanhofer; sisters, Cathy (John) Ross, Louise (Gary) Wieman, Nancy (Stephen) Nichols, and Michelle (Norman) Olson; step children and step grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl “Tusser”; her parents; and sister in law, Janet.

     Because of Jane’s wishes, there will be no services. A special thank you to St. Croix Hospice for all their kindness and care and to Father Fernando Lara Hernandez. 

    Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta,  is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Dianne Felland

April 10, 2021 2:47 PM

Jane Nelson Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 🙏🏻
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Pastor Clyde and Linda Ewers

April 7, 2021 12:05 PM

Jane was a wonderful provider.  Lorraine Broughton stayed with her many times.  She also provided good respite care for my brother Keith Ewers as well.   .. Thank you .. Jane..                     Pastor Clyde and Linda Ewers  


April 4, 2021 2:37 PM

Comfort and peace to Jane's family and friends, especially the Schanhofer clan. May the memories that mean the most to you, live forever in your heart. Sympathy and prays from St. Patrick's Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW). Blessed be her memory!!

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April 1, 2021 2:42 PM
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