Jane L. Kontowicz (formerly Foss) of Waukesha passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Kirkland Crossings at the age of 88. She was born in Litchfield, MN on May 7, 1932, the daughter of Roy and Isabel (nee Loch) Hanson. She was a graduate of Litchfield High School. She married Joseph Foss in December of 1951 in Litchfield, MN; he preceded her in death on October 10, 1971. On September 6, 1985 she married John Kontowicz at Peace Lutheran Church in New Berlin. Jane was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Waukesha since 1988. Before retiring, she worked as a bookkeeper at Waukesha Pediatric Associates. Jane loved to play bridge and bingo, was an avid bowler, and enjoyed crossword puzzles.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, John, of Waukesha; her children, Margaret “Meg” Cooper of Madison, Jennifer “Jenny” Foss of Suffolk, VA, Joseph Paul Foss of New Berlin, John “Jack” (Carol) Foss of Oconomowoc, and Elizabeth “Betsy” (Michael Campbell) Foss-Campbell of Pewaukee; her stepchildren, Cindy Johnson, Kerry (Joan) Kontowicz, Keith (Debbie) Kontowicz, Greg (Mary) Kontowicz, and Amy VanderGalien. She was the proud grandmother of Joseph Foss, Matthew Bauwens, Kathleen Valdivieso, Rick Campbell, Alex Cooper, and Shaun Campbell; and great-grandmother of Camren Valdivieso and Annie Bauwens. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her first husband, Joseph Foss, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Joan Davis and Jean Nordli, and her brother John Hanson.
A private family burial was held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Waukesha.
Memorials in Jane’s name are appreciated to Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp Street, Waukesha, WI 53188.
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