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Janet Abel

November 27, 1947 — April 20, 2022


Janet L. Abel, 74, Weston, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Stone Crest under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice.

Janet was born in Marshfield on November 27, 1947, to Edward and Norma (Baack) Mauritz. She was baptized, attended grade school, and was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Marshfield. She graduated from Marshfield Senior High. Janet was united in marriage to Don Abel on June 24, 1967, also at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Marshfield.

She worked at Inter City State Bank in Schofield and as an organist for Mount Olive Lutheran Church, hired as a temporary position that lasted over 40 years. Janet learned the piano at a young age and taught herself to play the organ. Growing up she received many local and state awards in piano and choir, while being active in her school's musical programs. Nothing was more important to Janet than her family, faith and helping others. She frequently was the shuttle bus and dog sitter for family and friends. Janet was very involved in community welfare any way that she could be. She also enjoyed gardening and bird watching.

Janet is survived by her husband, Don of 54 years; her children: Don (Rhonda) Abel of Kronenwetter, Scot (Amy) Abel of Kronenwetter and Stefanie (Mike) Martin of Rib Mountain; two grandchildren Collin and Madailyn Abel; one brother Gary Mauritz of Marshfield; her nieces and nephews and many friends.

She was preceded by her parents Edward and Norma and brothers David and Steve Mauritz.

A private family service will be held.

The family would especially like to thank Haley, Nicki, the Stone Crest Staff, and Janet’s hospice nurse, Bonnie.

Brainard Funeral Home, Everest Chapel, Weston, is assisting the family with arrangements.  To share condolences and memories with the family, please visit

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