Janet Lee Clark (June 5, 1958 – April 9, 2022)
A loving sister, devoted mother and cherished grandmother, Janet’s smile and rich (sometimes rebellious) humor brightened any occasion.
Janet was the fourth child born to Richard Harold Potts and Jean Mary (Haig) on June 5th, 1958. She was a child of a large Milwaukee family, loving as well as deeply respecting of her home and its heritage. The childhood she and her seven siblings shared was the epitome of household values and courage through faith.
Siblings include: Diane, Mary, Margaret, Thomas, Donna, Linda, and Nancy. Alongside them, Janet’s pastimes of cookouts, camping, and local sports infused within her a ruddy appreciation for wind-combed hair, dirty fingernails, and recognizing the sunshine from the clouds.
Years later, she would cultivate a keen skill at quilting and would hand-stitch two honor quilts for members of her family who are veterans.
In the home, her joy at becoming a mother could only be matched by the pride she took in her three children and their endeavors.
To Janet’s children Paul (Maria) Fadden, Erin (Brandon) Golber and Timothy Clark, Janet never faltered to encourage every aspiration nor support each new direction; she made time, every time. And even that pales in comparison to the wondrous unconditional love she poured into her recent role as ‘Nana’ to little girls who will move untold mountains.
During her professional years, Janet’s bright determination and acumen paved an upward climb through the ranks of finance and lead to a tenured position at a prominent Wisconsin bank. But more lasting than any successes in business were the genuine friendships she forged among her colleagues.
For Janet, the bond was always based upon people. And via that philosophy, she touched communities from one end of Wisconsin to another until her passing into light in the pre-dawn hours of April 9th 2022.
Janet is survived by seven siblings; Diane Potts, Mary (Jim) Knautz, Margaret Potts, Thomas (Chris) Potts, Donna (Alan) Bembenek, Linda (Larry) Fadden, Nancy (John) McDonald and granddaughters (Luna & Baby Golber, expected September) as well as many nieces and nephews.
Friends far and wide are invited to join her family in celebrating Janet’s unique spirit on Wednesday, April 13. Burial 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Cemetery, meet at office. Memorial Gathering at Krause Funeral Home New Berlin location, 12401 West National Avenue, New Berlin, Wisconsin from 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM. Service at 6:30 PM.
En lieu of flowers, the family offers their thanks for consideration of donations to Pulmonary Hypertension Association or National Scleroderma Foundation.