Obituary: Jan Stewart Sixel

Dec. 12, 1953 – March 7, 2020

Jan Stewart Sixel, 66, of Sturgeon Bay died at home, surrounded by his family, after a short battle with cancer. He was born to Donald and Pearl Sixel in Algoma. 

On Oct. 13, 1973, he married Sue Bouche at St. Hubert’s Church in Rosiere.  Jan worked his entire life farming with his father and brother Don.

Jan enjoyed traveling, riding and restoring motorcycles, bowling and socializing. He especially enjoyed chasing the grandchildren and spending time with them on the family farm. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, serving on the church council and helping with the fish fries at the church. Jan also served on the county board.

Survivors include his wife, Sue; two sons and six grandchildren, Travis (Sara) Sixel, Greenville, and their children, Jasmine, Isaac, Thomas and Samuel; Eric (Michelle) Sixel, Seymour, Wisconsin, and their children, Morgan and Jo Jo; a brother, Donald (Betty) Sixel; two sisters, Juliane Williams and Paula (Dennis) Villers; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Doug Landeau; Rebecca and Jerry Reince.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Justin; in-laws, Wilbur and Celia Bouche; two brothers-in-law, Reggie Bouche and Randy Bouche; and a sister-in-law, Marcia Sixel.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 12, 11 am, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, with Rev. Tod Vertz officiating. Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 11, 2-8 pm, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay; and March 12, 10-11 am, at the church.

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