Life Story / Obituary
Janel A. Davis passed away at her home in Holland, Michigan on May 28, 2017 surrounded by her husband and children. She was born July 31, 1940, to James William Keats and Elvie Mae Branfort near East Troy, Wisconsin.
She graduated from East Troy High School, one of seven consecutive generations of the Keats family to do so. She went on to become a Registered Nurse, graduating from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Madison, Wisconsin. She worked for many years at the Methodist Hospital as Hospital Supervisor.
Janel was preceded in death by her parents and stepson, Steven Russell Davis.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Russell Davis; brother, James W. Keats (Donna) of Hawley, MN; son, James K. Stute of East Troy, WI; daughter, Suzanne M. (Jeff Miller) Stute of Madison, WI; son, Anton D. “Tony” (Tami) of Baraboo, WI; step-daughter, Kathy Davis; step-daughter Roxanne Davis of Spring Green, WI; and former husband, David J. Stute (Peg Rasch) of Argyl, WI. She also leaves grandchildren, Rachel Stute of East Troy, WI, McKenzie Stute of Baraboo, WI, and Holden Miller of Madison, WI.
Her furry children, Julie, General and Wulfie will also miss her greatly.
Janel was a member of the First Congregational Church of Saugatuck and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She served as a volunteer for many organizations in the Holland and the Columbus, WI areas and was a Red Cross Nurse for many years.
Janel also was a member of the “Go Go Girls”, a group of women who worked out together as part of a water aerobics program and because close friends. In addition to exercise and breakfasts, they traveled together, went to the theater, spent weekends in Northern Michigan and enthusiastically enjoyed life.
Janel was a music lover, an outstanding pianist, an avid reader, and a lover of art. She loved to travel and visited many countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. She was a prize winning photographer and enjoyed working in her gardens.
She will be deeply missed by those who knew her.