Obituary: Jan M. Riley, 79

JAN M. RILEY, 79, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2023 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on January 31, 1944 in Fort Atkinson, WI to Margaret (Moldenhauer) Mauel and Howard W. Mauel.

Jan grew up in the Fort Atkinson/Jefferson area, moving as a freshman in high school to Whitewater, graduating in 1962. She worked as a telephone operator for a company in Whitewater for two years. At the age of 31, she started her own cleaning service for the Whitewater, Delavan and Elkhorn areas which lasted over 40 years.

She met David Riley in 1961 and they were married on July 27, 1963 and were together for the next 53 years. Dave and Jan moved to the LaGrange area where they had their two children. Jan had a green thumb; anywhere they lived she planted many flowers and trees.

Jan’s favorite things were bowling, gambling, painting ceramics, and gardening.

She will be deeply missed by her daughter, Tammy (Dan) Parker of Whitewater and son, Corey (Tracey) Riley of Whitewater. She was a beloved Nana to Curtis (Judy Dickenson) Parker, Kasey (Dustin Broglio) Parker, and McKenna (Roth Wells) Riley. She will also be missed by sister-in-law Kathy Mauel and her family; brother Roy (Shirley Ann) Mauel, and many other relatives and friends.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dave; brother Gene Mauel and sister Diane Deegan.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. at the Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater with Deacon Greg Price presiding. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

The family would like to thank the entire Aurora at Home Burlington/Walworth Hospice Team along with the Racine/Kenosha Hospice Team. Special thanks to Jennifer Weddell, Kay Tomaszewski and Wendy Wolman.

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