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April 1, 2020

3/4/2020 2:01:00 PM
Gratz, Janet Ann (Franzen)

Janet Ann (Franzen) Gratz, 79, of Highland passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 1, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born on April 23rd, 1940 to James L. and Viola (Delkamp) Franzen at St. Joe's Hospital in Dodgeville. On October 3, 1959, Janet married Wesley 'Mick' Gratz at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Highland. They lived the majority of their married life in Highland. Their union produced 5 children that were the light and pride of her life: Michael (Christy) Gratz, Mary Ann, Susan (Chad) Washa, Mark (Kimberly) Gratz, and Matthew (Ashley) Gratz. Janet was a dedicated member of St. Anthony and Philip's Catholic Church and Altar Society. She was a 60 plus year member of the National Society of Foresters. For everyone that knew her, she will be remembered as a kind soul that would help where help was needed. Taking care of her family and friends is truly what she enjoyed the most, especially making sure they were fed.
Janet is survived by her children: Mike (Christy), Susan (Chad), Mark (Kim), Matt (Ashley); 7 grandchildren: Nikki Sommerville, Allison Cowles, Lindsay Gratz, Amelia Washa, Sammie Gratz, Isabella Washa, Nora Gratz, and one on the way; 7 great-grandchildren; children they shared their home with: Michelle Friedrich, Mike Flynn, Pat Flynn; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Janet was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years Mick, daughter Mary Ann, parents James and Viola, brother Jim, brother sisters-in-law: Alice, Iva, Bertha, William, Mae; and her very special lifelong friend Sharon Esser.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Anthony and Philip's Catholic Church in Highland. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at St. Anthony and Philip's Catholic Church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the mass at 12:00 p.m. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.

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