Janice A. (Denissen) Cavil, 97, passed away at home on July 15, 2022, with her loving family by her side. Janice was the fourth child of Matthias and Nettie Denissen. She attended East High School and shortly after met the love of her life Robert “Bob” Cavil. In 1944, she married Bob who was serving his country in the U.S. Army. Together Bob and Jan welcomed 14 children, 9 girls and 5 boys (2 deceased) into their loving home. Our mother was a talented cook and baker, but mainly she will be remembered for her great love of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother, as well as being the most loving, patient, gracious, and thoughtful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family. She was a lifelong member of St. Philip Parish where she was a selfless volunteer. She was a member of St. Philip Altar Society and also passionately involved in Pro-Life Wisconsin.
Survivors include her children, Jeanne, Dianne (Bernie), Mary (Wayne), Ellen (Jim), Edwin (Sherri), Catherine (Peter), Roberta (the Honorable William), John (Robin), Marie (Dennis), Regina (Steve), David (Ellen), and Christine (Patrick); 37 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert; two sons, Robert and Conrad; her parents, Matthias and Nettie; a daughter-in-law, Bertha; a son-in-law, Joe; sisters, Fern, Kate, Mary and Lois; and brothers, Roman, Orland, Matt and Peter.
There will be a rosary and chaplet service at 1:15 p.m. Friday at St. Philip Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St. The family will greet visitors from 2:00 to 4:45 p.m. at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. Friday at the church with Rev. Ryan Starks officiating. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family and online condolences may be sent to www.prokowall.com. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established to benefit pro-life charities and St. John Paul II Classical School.
“I am with you always” Matthew 28:20