Jane Irene Guelig

Date of Death: Sep 23, 2012
Jane Irene Guelig
[highlight_text] (1920 – 2012) [/highlight_text] Jane Irene Guelig, age 92, died at home on Sunday, September 23rd.


[leftcolumn]She was born on February 9, 1920 in Fond du Lac to John and Elizabeth (Konen) Bermingham. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, Roosevelt Junior High, and graduated from Fond du Lac Senior High School. On September 18, 1943 Jane married Edmund Paul Guelig at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and they began their married life on the family farm in Marytown. They later settled in Waupun where they raised their family.

Jane lived her faith by being a humble servant to those in need. Her greatest joy was in raising her seven children.

She is survived by her dear twin sister, Joan Bestor of Fond du Lac; her seven children: Anne Smith of Sturgeon Bay, Joanie and Bill Shaw of Mauston, Mary Richardson of Monroe, John and Diane Guelig of Richland Center, Ed and Daria Guelig of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, Jane and Dennis Harkins of Portage, and Julie and Paul Peckham of Richland Center. Jane is also survived by 28 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Jane was preceded in death by Edmund Guelig, her beloved husband of 47 years; her siblings and their spouses, Jack and Barbara Bermingham, Lucille and John Callahan, Harvey Bestor, and Beth and Tom Greulich.

The family requests that memorials be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun or for masses said in Jane’s memory.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] A visitation will be held at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waupun.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.


  1. Weber Homestead Marytown Says: September 26, 2012 at 11:53 am

    The Weber Family of Marytown remember the Guelig Family of Janes husband Edmund,,,,when his siblings were alive , they visited Marytown from Appleton …we send our condolences…and have memories of your paternal aunts…
    Mike & Kathy Weber

  2. Shirley Karmann Bartow Says: September 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    It is difficult to lose a loved one, but remembering Jane from many years ago, actually my parents lived across the street from her wonderful family when I was a young girl and one memory I shall not forget is they sometimes would call us over to use their telephone, as we did not have one in our home. Times were very different but neighbors were good to each other, as Jane and her husband were to my family. God Bless all of her family, I cannot attend the service, having health problems the last year or so………………..but you were a wonderful family to all who knew you then and I’m sure these days also. Shirley

  3. Nick Stoffel Says: September 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    My sympathy goes out to your families as you all deal with the passing of your mother, Jane. The entire community knew Jane, how she dedicated her life to helping others. She was the closest thing to a saint that I have ever known. In my younger years, when at her home, she always treated me as one of her own. You can be very proud of the life that she led.

  4. Tom & Linda (Hendricks) Moore Says: September 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Tom & Linda (Hendricks) Moore

  5. Larry and Louise(Hendricks) Reed Says: September 26, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Dear Guelig Family,
    I am the daughter of Al and Bernice Hendricks and we lived at 715 W. Brown St., Waupun. My sister, Linda Moore, called to tell me about your mother. You have our sympathy. As I talked with Linda we brought back so many treasured memories of your family. I was a bit older than all of you, but still remember being in your home and sharing time with you. I also worked as a play ground person at the West End Park and the Guelig children did come to the park. Your mother was so kind to my mother when she was ill and I remember her always thinking of others.
    My husband, Larry, and I live in Dixon, il. We have 3 grown sons in St. Charles, Il., Niagara Falls, NY., and Geneseo, Il. and 7 grandchildren.
    Our sincere sympathy to all of your family.
    Larry and Louise Reed

  6. Elisabeth Hidde and Donna Hidde Lukas Says: October 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Dear Guelig family members,

    Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your mother, Jane. You now have the comfort of wonderful memories and the knowledge that Jane is at rest. Our shared memories go way back to the eary days of both the Hidde and Guelig families living on the West End of Waupun, sharing the excitment of our first television, playing neighborhood games, competitive bridge marathons, and new baby announcements. With seven children in your family and six children in ours we kept the school and park systems busy. We cherish the time spent with all of you, and Jane will live on in our memories.

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