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Obituary for Janet Lucille Iggulden

May 31, 1937 – July 15, 2023

Janet Lucille Iggulden (née: Valukas), 86, passed away at her residence on July 12, 2023. She was born in Racine on May 31, 1937, the daughter of the late Anthony and Lucille (nee: Helling) Valukas.

Janet Lucille Iggulden
Janet Lucille Iggulden

Janet was united in marriage to the love of her life, Charles “Chuck” Iggulden, on May 15, 1965, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Racine.

In her younger years, Janet was an avid bowler and baseball player. She worked as a medical assistant for Dr. Kreul for many years. She enjoyed collecting giraffes, Santas, and spoons. She was a Cookie Mom when both of her girls were in Girl Scouts and was actively involved in guiding all three of her children toward college. She was a devoted Brewers and Packers fan, loved the lottery and game shows, and could often be found with a crossword or watching her soaps. Above all, she loved her family tremendously and will be dearly missed by all who loved her.

Janet is survived by her husband of 58 years, Charles “Chuck” Iggulden; children, Jennie (Burts) Compton and Roy (Emily Durbin) Iggulden; grandchildren, Beth Compton, Charlie Compton, Sam Compton, Wyatt Durbin Iggulden, and Logan Durbin Iggulden; siblings, Lorraine Petersen, Gloria Valukas, and Wayne (Cindy) Valukas; and other relatives and dear friends too numerous to mention.

In addition to her parents, Janet is preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon Iggulden; brother, Charles Valukas; in-laws, Albert and Gertrude Iggulden; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Iggulden, Sister Pat Iggulden, Barbara Valukas, Shirley Jeffery; brothers-in-law, Dr. Stanley Jeffrey, Calvin Petersen, and Mike Iggulden.


A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., with Rev. Yamid Blanco officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Memorials have been suggested to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.

Obituary and photo courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.

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