Janet Maddin (Willner) passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family in Galveston, Texas on March 2, 2018 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born on August 29th, 1957 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Wausau, WI as the daughter of the late Willard and Bernice (Michalski) Willner.
Janet graduated from Shawano High School Class of 1975 (Shawano, Wisconsin). She lived in Wisconsin until 1993 and then embarked on a journey with her family to Texas. In 2005 she moved to Galveston Island. Janet was the manager of DiBella’s Italian Restaurant from 2006-2017. She prided herself in working hard while enjoying her life on Galveston Island. She loved spending time with her family and friends, crafting, gardening, sunbathing on the beach and cross-stitching. She also loved spending time with her dogs, Madison and Dakota.
Janet is survived by her children: Jamie Steichen, Stacy (Andy) Hooyman, Steffany (Aaron) Villalobos; granddaughter, Sofia Marshall; siblings: Diane Charles, Mary (Gerard) Potvin, Mike (Nancy) Willner, Barb (Dean) Schlintz, and Willie (Justine) Willner; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews as well as many friends.
Janet is preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Bernice (Michalski) Willner; sister, Rae Jean Willner; and the father of her daughters, Alan B. Steichen.
Special thank you is extended to the doctors in the University of Texas Medical Branch Gynecology/Oncology Department in Galveston, Texas (Dr. Richardson and her team as well as Dr. Tonya Calendar), doctors and staff at Mainland Medical Center (Texas City, Texas) the University of Texas Medical Branch infusion center nurses and staff as well as the Harbor Hospice team. We thank you all for your compassion and support through Janet’s difficult journey.
Family and friends of Janet may pay their respects beginning at 2:00 pm, Thursday March 8th, 2018 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, in Galveston. A memorial service will begin at 4:30 pm.