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Janet C. Tlusty

August 10, 1943 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Janet Tlusty Obituary

Janet C. Tlusty, age 80, passed on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born August 10, 1943, in Plainview, Minnesota to the late Luella and Arnold Haack. After high school, she completed her undergraduate and post graduate studies at Winona State University, and then relocated to Central Wisconsin to start her teaching career.

Jan met the love of her life, David Tlusty, in Wausau on a blind date. They were married for 52 years before his passing in 2021. Together they raised two children, JuliAnn and Lance.

She was a devoted and loving caregiver to her husband David for 29 years after an accident that left him unable to walk. Her devotion and caring extended to her teaching career as well where she taught math to students of many ages from preschool to college. She was gifted at math and science, and passionate about breaking the stereotypes of girls going into STEM related professions. During her years as a stay-at-home mom, she was always available to the neighborhood kids for tutoring.

Jan loved gardening, antiques, the arts, and thrifting. She spent her free time cultivating her garden and attending local concerts and plays. She volunteered at church, Bethesda Thrift Store, and the Woodson YMCA. She was a patient and caring wife, mother and friend, and a great listener. With her unassuming demeanor she was happiest out of the spotlight, quietly observing the world around her.

Jan is preceded in death by her parents, Luella and Arnold Haack; sister, MaryLou; and husband, David. She is survived by her siblings, David, Jean, Gordon, and Kevin; children, JuliAnn Sklow and Lance Tlusty; grandchildren, David Sklow, and Joza and Zinedine Tlusty; many brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; and close friends.

There will be a private family burial on Saturday, January 27, 2024. Friends and family are welcomed to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, January 27, from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. at The Landing, inside the Woodson YMCA, 707 3rd St. Wausau, WI.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.

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Celebration of Life
January 27, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
The Landing (Woodson YMCA)
707 North Third Street
Wausau, WI 54403


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