Janet Sanders Zuhlke Dies Nov. 30

By  //  December 6, 2012

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Janet Elizabeth Sanders Zuhlke went to be with the Lord on Nov. 30, 2012 peacefully at home after a brief illness.  Jan was born in 1934 in Neenah, WI to Warren and Lucille Sanders.  

She graduated from Neenah High School in 1952.  After graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Oshkosh, WI with her RN degree in 1955, she traveled to Rhodes, Greece to be with her new husband Paul Zuhlke, while he served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years.  Upon returning from Greece, Jan started her nursing career as a RN for a private doctor’s office in Neenah, WI and over the next several years worked at Milwaukee area hospitals.

Janet Elizabeth Sanders Zuhlke

Jan settled in Indian Harbour Beach, FL with her family in 1969.  Her nursing career continued as an ER nurse for HRMC for nine years and then for several private practice physicians in the Melbourne area.  She also volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem through the Brevard County Court system.  Prior to her retirement in 1995, Jan was the nurse for the Brevard County Childcare Association working with the children’s HeadStart programs.

In her retirement years, Jan enjoyed traveling with Paul, her husband of 57 years, to the Western US, Alaska, and she spent all her summers at her childhood home in Neenah, WI.

Jan is survived by her husband Paul, her children and spouses, P. Kevin Zuhlke, Kathy (John) Stout, Laurie Diard, and Chris (Donna) Zuhlke; grandchildren Sarah Zuhlke (partner Schuyler Michaud), Rachel and Rebecca Zuhlke, David Jr and Jonathon Diard, Morgan and Matthew Zuhlke; and great-grandchildren Marley and Gordon Michaud; and three nephews and one niece.  She will also be dearly missed by her many friends including Betty Ruffi, Nancy Lenz, and Janet Zuhlke.

A memorial service will be held on December 7, at 11am with a family greeting time at 10:30am, at the First Baptist Church of Indialantic.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be used to support world mission projects in Jan’s name.

Anyone wishing to share a memory, send the family a message or place a memorial donation is asked to please visit Jan’s guestbook at BeachFuneralHome.com.

Beach Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
1689 S. Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida 32937
TEL: 321-777-4640
E-MAIL: info@beachfuneralhome.com