Jane M. Theisen

Jane M. Theisen

Jane M. Theisen

Jane M. Theisen, age 54, of Adams, 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.

Visitation services will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Ryan & Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services; DeForest, WI. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Olaf Catholic Church; DeForest, WI.

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  1. Dale and Mary Stanford says:

    To Dave and family,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy is sent your way, with heartfelt prayers for healing.

  2. Lloyd and Pam VanBeek says:

    Dave and family, so sorry for your loss! We are thinking of you at this time.

  3. Kevin and Barb(Seaman) McCue says:

    To Dave and family so sorry for your loss

  4. Chuck and Barb (Larson) Dehmlow says:

    Dave and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Chuck & Clara Keller says:

    Dave and families, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and thoughts to all.

  6. Bev Haight says:

    We are so sorry for your loss Dave we will miss seeing Jane outside. And pray that you and your family will be okay She was a wonderful person

  7. Kathy Bork says:

    Thoughts and prayers for David and all of Jane’s family. Jane was wonderful to work with and always talking about her loved ones. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  8. Sue (Davis) Anderson says:

    David and Family so very sorry for your loss.

  9. Kathy Morley says:

    I’m soo sorry for your families loss! May you all find comfort in each other! Hugs to all!

  10. Peg and Loren Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss. May God ffamily and friends comfort you during this difficult time

  11. Coral Klein Smith says:

    Our sympathy to all the Theisen family. May you find some comfort in the many wonderful memories you all have.

  12. Lacey Theisen says:

    Aunt Jane was a wonderful aunt to me a she was very special to us my thoughts and prayers are with uncle David and his two boys and her family and our family the theisen family at this very difficult time

  13. Pat Pietrzak says:

    Dave and Theisen families, So sorry for your loss. Wish there were some magic words to make the hurt go away and make it all better but I know there aren’t any. You have lots of family and friends that will help you through it. Hugs to all.

  14. Jacqueline Elderkin says:

    So very sorry to learn that Jane has left us. My deepest condolances to her family and all who knew her.

  15. Jodi Helgeson and Jim Grabarski says:

    To Dave and Jane’s families,
    Please accept our sympathy during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.