Janet Diane Roddewig

PORTAGE -- Janet Diane Roddewig, 66, known to everyone as Diane, joined her mother Bertha and brother Danny on November 3rd after a quick fight with brain cancer. Diane stayed positive in a trying time and treated friends and family the way she treated everyone who was lucky enough to have met her, with love and compassion. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and day care provider.

Diane was born to Bertha and James Hagler in Carbondale, Illinois on November 2nd, 1951. While in school she worked as a maid to help support her family, which she was glad to do. Shortly after graduating high school in Illinois in 1969, she met George Roddewig while he was attending the nearby Southern Illinois University. They got married on January 23rd, 1971 at St. Andrews Church in Murphysboro, Illinois. George soon after worked for Diane's father at Hagler & Sons Auto Body Shop until taking a job that would eventually move them to Portage, Wisconsin.  It was in Portage that Diane spent most of her life. She raised four boys while also providing day care for countless others. It was her life's passion to care for children and treated every one as if they were her own. When Diane had time off from raising children she enjoyed spending time with her family and taking trips to casinos with her husband.

Diane is survived by her husband, George; her sons Robert, Joe, Jon, and Dustin; her grandchildren Trebor, Abigail, Hailey, and Mason; her brother Jimmy; and her sisters Micki and Charlotte. She is preceded in death by her grandparents; her mother Bertha; her brother Danny; and her grandson Anthony.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl officiating.  Graveside services will follow in Pacific Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Diane has left her presence on many people's lives and will be missed dearly.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL  60631,


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)