Jane Lawrie

Date of Death: Dec 22, 2012
Jane Lawrie
[highlight_text] (1954 – 2012) [/highlight_text] Jane Lawrie, 58, of Waupun, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Friday, December 21, 2012 at her home.


[leftcolumn]Jane was born on April 20, 1954 in Beaver Dam, the daughter of the late Elroy and Phyllis Skelton Harder. She graduated from Waupun High School in 1972, and lived in Waupun all her life. On October 18, 1997 she married Pete Lawrie in Waupun. She was employed at Silgan Containers in Waupun where she was a punch press operator and retired from the teamsters after 32 years. She was also Vice President and co-owner of her husband’s business, Pete’s Auto Repair of Waupun. Jane loved making candles, growing flowers, and her pets, Roscoe, April, Kitty Cat, and Auggie. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Burnett.

Jane is survived by her husband, Pete Lawrie of Waupun; her twin brother, Jim Harder and his wife, Janet of Markesan; two sisters, Kay (Mike) Wallsten of West Bend and Nancy Vanderkin of Waupun; a sister-in-law, Rhonda Harder of Burnett; and several nieces and a nephew. Many knew of Jane’s special bonds with nieces Hannah, Claire, Payton, and Rowan Harder.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Patrick Harder in 2009; a brother-in-law, Larry Vanderkin in 2002; and her mother & father-in-law.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-7 p.m. and on Thursday at church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.[rightcolumn]

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Jane Lawrie will be held Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in North Burnett with Rev. Floyd Gogolin officiating.

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


  1. Cody Breitengross Says: December 23, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Dear Pete…….we are so sorry to hear you have lost you dear Jane.
    We hope her love for you will will lessen your pain.
    Our love. Cody and Dave

  2. Carol Garcia Says: December 24, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Pete and the Harder family, I am so sorry to hear about this, you all have my prayers and deepest condolenses. There are no words that can comfort at this time but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. She left toooo soon. ]
    Love, Carol

  3. Elton & Sharon Posthuma Says: December 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Pete & Harder Family

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Jane. May God be with you during this time and in the days ahead as you remember your special times together with her.


    Elton & Sharon Posthuma

  4. Dentistry of Wisconsin,Waupun Says: December 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time! Sincerely, All staff members.

  5. Darlene Drews Says: December 26, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I’m so sorry about the sudden loss of Jane.
    A family death is always hard – at holiday time it’s even harder.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Darlene Drews

  6. George and Nancy Elliman Says: December 27, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Pete, our sincerest sympathy to you for this very tragic loss….Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you…

  7. The Oppermann's Says: December 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Pete and Harder family,
    we are thinking of you and wishing you strength and comfort in the days ahead. Jane will be sadly missed our sympothy.
    Sharon Oppermann, Tyler Oppermann, Andrea Oppermann, and Families.

  8. Bill Doyle of Green Lake Says: December 27, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Dear Pete, I was shocked to read of Jane’s passing in today’s paper. My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend. Bill Doyle

  9. Carol Hopp Says: December 28, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Pete, I am very sorry to hear of Jane’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers. God bless you.

  10. Bill and Sheri Amidon Says: December 31, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    To the Harder family,

    So very sorry to learn of your loss especially at this time of year. May the wonderful memories you have of Jane help you in your healing process. Now her and Pat can be together again. God’s blessings to all of you.

    Bill and Sheri (Theisen) Amidon

  11. I am truly sorry for the tragic loss of your wife. May you find comfort in God’s Word where He promises soon to “swallow up death forever and…wipe the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8) Until then, please know your family will be in my prayers.

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