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Janet “Jan” M. Kaplan, 96, died Nov. 26, 2018, at Ridgewood Care Center. She was born on January 28, 1922, in Kenosha to the late Ray and Helen H. (Nee: Barber) Crump.
Jan married Otto C. Kaplan on May 16, 1953, at St. Mark’s Church in Kenosha. Otto preceded Jan in death, passing away on February 16, 1990. Jan worked at Walker Manufacturing for many years before retiring. She attended St. Rita Catholic Church regularly and was a long-time member of the 5th Street Yacht Club.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles R. (Lois) Kaplan of Racine, Daniel O. (Jane) Kaplan of Wadsworth, IL; her daughter, Sharon A. (Peter) Dricken of Hazelhurst, WI; her seven grandchildren, John (Erin) Gorsegner, Tracy (Nate) Bergman, Kerryann Kaplan, Charles Kaplan, Rebecca Kaplan, Jessica Kaplan, Nicholas Kaplan; her five great-grandchildren, Paydin, Michael, Ariah, Ellie and Paxton; loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant brother, Harry F. Crump, and brother Raymond (Shirley) Crump; two sisters, Catherine and Evelyn Crump; and nephews, Michael and David Crump. Also survived by three special friends; Evie O’Dell, Amy Laundrie and Brian Novak.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church, located at 4339 Douglas Avenue, with Rev. Richard O’Leary officiating. There will be a private interment held at West Lawn Memorial Park. Friends and relatives can meet with the family at the church from 10-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice Alliance have been suggested.
Special thanks to the healthcare providers from Hospice Alliance, Ridgewood, Aurora Hospital and Judy Duet for the exceptional care they gave to Janet.