Thursday, April 22, 2021


July 12, 1944 — April 1, 2021

   SPARTA-Jane M. Nelson, 76, of Sparta, died Thursday, April 1, 2021 at her home. She was born on July 12, 1944 to Donald and Veronica (Brueggeman) Schanhofer.

   She lived in Sparta all her life. She worked in the mess hall at Fort McCoy, WI for many years until she started doing Adult Foster Care out of her home. Jane was loved by many who knew her and will be dearly missed.

    Jane is survived by her children, Lori Knox and Daniel Schneller of Sparta, WI; brothers, Chester and Robert (Karen) Schanhofer; sisters, Cathy (John) Ross, Louise (Gary) Wieman, Nancy (Stephen) Nichols, and Michelle (Norman) Olson; step children and step grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl “Tusser”; her parents; and sister in law, Janet.

   Because of Jane’s wishes, there will be no services. A special thank you to St. Croix Hospice for all their kindness and care and to Father Fernando Lara Hernandez. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

   Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta,  is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation


Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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