Obituary: Janet Ann Robinson

July 27, 1940 ~ October 25, 2022

Janet Ann Robinson, 82 died peacefully at Sturgeon Bay Health Services.

Jan grew up in a small house just outside of Sturgeon Bay with her parents William “Bill” Hartley Bacon and Florice Agnes (Price) Bacon and seven siblings (Douglas, Jack, Phyllis, Elaine, Norman, Richard and Leland). Although she had briefly lived in Milwaukee, Florida and California, she spent the majority of her life in Sturgeon Bay.

Jan worked in a variety of places in the county including Peterson Builders, The Fawn, The Four Arrows, bartending at Charlie’s Supper Club, The Nautical, Leathem Smith Lodge, The Landmark, Ridgley’s Tavern and The Baileys Harbor Yacht Club. But her passion was animals and in the early 70s opened Jan’s Doggie Boutique in Sturgeon Bay and business was booming until she broke her back lifting a St. Bernard. She continued to care for animals for the rest of her life and had a menagerie of them.

After a diagnosis in the early 90s of Lyme’s Disease, she retired to babysitting her nieces’ and nephews’ children–something she absolutely loved doing and was grateful for the time she got to spend with family. Jan also loved writing poetry and song lyrics, and encouraged the creative spark in her sons, who both went on to play in bands from Sturgeon Bay to Los Angeles. Her hobbies, which were many, included puzzles, knitting and crocheting, and listening to audiobooks and Harry Nilsson albums.

She is survived by her loving sons, Bron Cory Robinson and Seen Lee Robinson (and his wife, Amy); her brothers, Leland Bacon (Inga), Norman Bacon (Lila), and Douglas Bacon; and many nieces and nephews.

Her request was to not have a service, so in lieu of services or flowers, please consider offering a memorial donation to the Humane Society of Wisconsin, Door County Campus, 3475 Park Drive, Sturgeon Bay, 54235.

Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. and Door County Crematory LLC are assisting the Robinson family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Janet may be shared with her family through her tribute page at