Janice Mae (Hentschel) Hestekin-Tyler, 85, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Sacred Heart Hospital with her loving daughters and special granddaughter, Heather by her side.

Janice was born on October 31, 1935, to Arthur and Margaret (Poeschel) Hentschel in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She graduated from Eau Claire Senior High in 1954.

On November 5, 1955, she married William R. Hestekin, to this union five daughters were born (the girls), they later divorced. On October 8, 2002, she married Charles “Chuck” Tyler. They had all their grandchildren as their wedding attendants.

Janice was born on Halloween, which made for unhappy siblings who missed out on trick-or-treating that year. They never let her live that down. Halloween time has always been her favorite time of the year. Anybody that knew Janice, knew she loved to decorate her home for every holiday.

Janice started her work history at Edwin’s Bridal. She spent many years at the Civic Center in Eau Claire. Janice finished her work career at Rockwell Automation, where she made many friends.

Janice is survived by “the girls,” Robin (Brian) Plunkett, Kim (Steve) Wold, Tammy (Dennis) Hansen, Jody (Albert) Galindo, and Holly (Steve) Tarras; grandchildren, Stacy (Mike) Nelson, Scott (Kori) Anderson, Heather (Travis) Garside, Olie (Missy) Wold, Tanya Wold and Sweetpea, Matthew (Jessica) Hansen, Jessica (Ryan) Brown, Jarad (Jenna) Bischoff, Alex (Kayla) Tarras, Max Tarras, and Rex Tarras; step-grandchildren, Allen Galindo, Mike (Alexis) Galindo, Rick (Carrie) Galindo, Albert Galindo Jr., and Patty Galindo; great-grandchildren, Harley Martin, Payton Nelson, Rylee (Greg) DeMaio, Baylee Anderson, Lydia Wold, Zander Garside, Jaxon Garside, Tenley Wold, Cambrie Wold, Andy Cataract, Emma Brown, Maddea Brown, Wes Bischoff, Jack Ermeling, and Baby Teague Tarras; several step-great-grandchildren; great-great-grandson, Braxton DeMaio; many fur grandbabies; sister, Barbara Bakeman; brother-in-law, Allen Britten; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, all of whom she loved and adored.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, William, and Charles; granddaughter, Erin Hansen; step-grandson, Allen Ray Galindo; sisters, Fern (Roy) Bain, Margaret (Walter) Mazzone, Virginia (William) Lincoln, Helen (Orv) Teigen, Audrey (Orv) Gunderson, Beverly (Stanley) Teigen, and Sandra Britten; brother, Arthur Hentschel, brother-in-law, Glen Bakeman; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a very special THANK YOU to Tammy and Dennis Hansen and granddaughter, Heather Garside, for all that they have done for mom/grandma over the years. You are greatly loved and appreciated.

Janice will be forever loved and missed by all who knew her. We love you mom/grandma! Rest in peace.

Funeral services will be Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 3:00 pm at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeff Carlson officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Burial will follow the service at Lakeview Cemetery. There will not be a lunch served due to Covid.


  1. So very sorry for your loss .Your mom was a terrific lady who always smiled.You girls were our babysitters.Tammy most of the time .We lived in a wonderful neighborhood.I know how much you will miss your Mom. Love,Hugs,and Prayers as you say good bye to a very special lady

  2. What a beauty? My after school babysitter when Cots went to work & I started morning kindergarten! I’m sure I was an added pain In her ass? How she had the patience for my small butt, on top of all u girls, still just amazes me!!! Our neighborhood Mom’s… OUTSTANDING!!! Each of them would ALWAYS do for each of us, as they would’ve done for their own! Bingo with her, which I have recently taken up again, & long walks with her, I’ll NEVER forget! …U girls, please know, both of your parents impacted my life more than u will ever know!!!…Rest in peace my dear Janice Hestikin…u are SOOO loved

  3. i remember the good days growing up on 2nd street Janice was like a mom to us . girls you are in my thoughts and prayers .

  4. Great Aunt Janice, what a beautiful person. Always said what was on her mind, made people laugh. She always made. Point to talk to everyone, and reminds me of Grandma Buddy. When we came to town she opened her home, we slept all over their house. Such great memories of the caravan from mn to wi for graduation and weddings. Is was always a family affair. Staying at Grandma Pegs house and listening to the sisters tell the next generation of life in a loft bedroom for all 9 girls. I’m sure we slept In their actual beds. I wish we could have a Re do to the porch stories, sadly the distant memories have faded and the reunions turned to funerals. Imagine the stories in heaven, and the welcome they will share when they are all together again. God bless her legacy, may all she gave be shared back with the next generation. I wish I could be there, thankful for the last conversation and hug at the last “±+++family reunion”. I hope the daughter and cousins find ways to connect and share as we say goodbye to the last of the communication line.

  5. Our condolences to all the family of Janice Tyler! She was so youthful and joyful and she will be missed by us forever.

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