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Janice E. Bischel

Janice E. Bischel

August 2, 2019

Janice Elizabeth Bischel, age 77 of Bloomer, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2019, in Eau Claire, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 14, 1941, in Bloomer, Wisconsin. She was the youngest child of Emma (Boos) and Richard Sarauer. Her five older siblings included Gilbert, Harold, Eunice, Eileen and Gloria.

She attended St. Paul’s Catholic School and graduated from Bloomer High School in 1959. Janice married William J. Bischel on October 27, 1962, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer where she was a lifetime member, sang in the Resurrection Singers choir and was head of the prayer chain at church. She also volunteered at the Bloomer Food Pantry, Meals-on-Wheels, and was a member of the Bloomer Women’s Club and founder and queen of the Red Hat Club.

Her many hobbies included playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, quilting, canning, baking, crocheting and gardening. She was an avid reader and loved putting puzzles together with her husband, Bill. Janice enjoyed old-time music and loved to dance.

Janice was a gifted seamstress, and made many bridesmaids dresses, gowns and clothes for her family. One of her favorite pastimes was watching her grandchildren’s extracurricular activities. She loved to travel with her husband. Above all, she treasured spending time with family.

Janice was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and spent many evenings with her husband rooting for her favorite team! Janice helped her husband Bill run the Evergreen Stock Farm in Bloomer. She also worked at People’s State Bank for 24 years before retiring.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her twin daughters, Mary and Marie Bischel; brothers, Harold and Gilbert Sarauer; and her sister, Eunice (Sarauer) Schindler.

She is survived by her husband, William; her children, Michael (Tamara) Bischel, Randall (Victoria) Bischel, Karen (Wayne) Krejci; grandchildren, Megan, Amber (Scot) Vetch, Thayne, Devin, Louis, Samuel, William, Brandon, Emma, Grace, and great-granddaughter, Olivia Vetch, daughter of Amber and Scot Vetch; and her siblings, Gloria (Sarauer) Schindler and Eileen (Sarauer) Swoboda.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2019, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer with Father Justin Kizewski celebrating the Mass. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7:30 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in St. Paul’s North Catholic Cemetery immediately following Mass.

Janice will always be remembered for her kindness, gentle soul, and love of God.

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving the family. To express condolences online please visit www.thompsonfuneralhome.com.


Wednesday from 4-7:30 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer. Also Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Bloomer.


11 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2019, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer

Florist Information

Bloomer Floral - (715) 568-5600 - All flowers should be delivered to the funeral home by 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 7.


  • Kelly, Chris and Matthew Ostrander So sorry for your loss. She was a great friend and classy woman. I am making Snickers Apple dessert to serve At her funeral because I know my mom said that when she had a beverage she also needed chocolate and Mom and Would buy her Snickers for her bday. Love you all. Miss her

    August 5 at 2:07pm

  • Toni Campbell and family Although we never had the opportunity and privilege of meeting Janice, her obit gives insight to a truly remarkable woman. May the many memories of Janice always bring you blessings and smiles. Love and hugs for all of you, Toni, Colin, Jason, Matt and Amy.

    August 4 at 2:30pm

  • Mary baker Randy, Victoria, Louis and Will
    We are all thinking if you during this difficult time, and sending prayers for comfort from the Lord. Your mother sounded like an amazing women. I know she'll be missed greatly.

    August 4 at 5:56am

  • Dean and Vonnie Seidling Rosenbrook We're so very sorry for your loss of Janice She was a loving and caring person

    August 3 at 6:02PM

  • Barb Wall Randall, your mom sounded like a lovely person. I'll be praying for you, Victoria, and the kids in the days ahead. May God grant you the peace that passes all understanding in your loss, heaven's gain.

    August 3 at 4:30PM

  • sally blum At this difficult time may you find comfort in knowing that others share in your sorrow.

    August 3 at 3:19PM

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