Janice M. Sullivan


Janice Marie Sullivan completed her full and wonderful life on Saturday, July 25, 2020 with family at her bedside.

A lifelong Superior resident, she was born October 21, 1934 to Mary and Maurice Jaques.

After graduating Cathedral Grade and Central High Schools, she married Thomas P. Sullivan on August 7, 1954. They had nearly 49 years together at Tom’s passing in 2003.

Once a bookkeeper at Vanvynkt Candy and Tobacco, she later worked nearly 20 years as a certified dental assistant.

She and Tom were accomplished world travelers, visiting the Pacific, cruising the Panama Canal and Caribbean, taking many European trips, and riding camelback near the Egyptian pyramids. Family will long remember Jan’s devotion to shopping and love of her cats. They will remember how tidy she kept her home and her many delicious recipes and countless ways she lovingly cared for her entire extended family.

Besides Tom, Jan was preceded in death by her parents, brother Gerald Jaques, daughter-in-law, Linda Sullivan, and son-in-law, Richard Braun. Rick worked tirelessly in so many ways to make Jan’s last years in long-term care happy and comfortable.

Jan is survived by daughter Nancy Braun, Superior; sons Jeffrey (Rita Sepersky) Sullivan, West Bend, Wisconsin and John (Pam) Sullivan, Las Vegas, Nevada.

She also leaves behind 5 grandchildren: Carrie (Jamey) Reno, Kelly (Ryan) Wiisanen, Superior; Joe (Stephanee) Sullivan, Green Bay; Robin (Ryan) Egan, Ewa Beach, Hawaii; J.P. (Holly LaFlamme) Sullivan, Superior. Twelve great grandchildren: Heaven Lee Sullivan; Emily Reno; Rivers, Reilly and Reagan Sullivan; Margot Wiisanen; Alessandra and Jack Egan; Laccie, Richard, Faith, and Shelby Trottier. (Jan would add her last cat, Gracie).

Thanks to the outstanding and caring staff of Villa Marina for their loving care of mom during her stay.

Mom would often say this poem:

“The clock of life is wound just once,

And no man has the power

To tell just when the hands will stop

At late or early hour.

To lose one’s wealth is sad,

To lose one’s health is more,

To lose one’s soul is such a loss

That no man can restore.

The present only is our own,

So seek to do God’s will;

Tomorrow holds no promise,

For the Clock may then be still.”

A family remembrance service will be arranged with the Lenroot- Maetzold Funeral Home, 1209 E. 5th Street, Superior. To leave a condolence or sign the guestbook, please visit our website at

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