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Janet Sara (Altenburg) CHARTIER

April 7, 1942 ~ June 16, 2020 (age 78)

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Janet Sara Chartier, (Nee Altenburg) of Genesee, Wisconsin, former longtime resident of Whitefish Bay and of Lancaster, WI, passed into eternal life on June 16, 2020, in the loving embrace of her husband and sons, at age 78.


Cherished wife of David and also survived by her loving three sons Eric, Michael, and Brian, and her brothers James, David (Lynn), and Thomas (Lois), and her sister JoAnne, and daughter-in-law Jennifer, and her two wonderful granddaughters Molly and Olivia, as well as many other treasured family members and friends. Preceded in death by her beloved parents Worth “Red” and Anna Altenburg and her dear sister Arlene.


Janet was born and grew up in Stevens Point and moved to Milwaukee where she graduated from Prospect Hall business school and was employed at the Robert S. McCormack Law Firm. She met and married David on July 16, 1966 and together they shared a wonderful marriage for 54 years.


Admired and loved by all who knew her, lifelong partner with her husband in raising their sons, building her business Whirligig Antiques, building a thriving home child care business, and then growing her part time volunteer position at Park View Middle School into a full time teacher aid position for special needs children.


Successful at everything she tried. Throughout her life, a very special person, trusted and loved by everyone she met.


A private visitation and service for immediate family members will be held for Janet.  Burial will take place at a later date at St. Paul’s Parish Cemetery.


Memorial contributions can be made in Janet’s name and directed to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (  or St. Paul’s Parish (S38 W31602 Wern Way, Genesee Depot, WI 53127).


Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the Chartier family.  


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Private Services


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

St. Paul's Parish
S38 W31602 Wern Way, Genesee Depot, WI 53127,

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