Thomas E. Janse


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, October 7th, 2022
St. Patrick Catholic Church
1500 Vine Street
HUDSON WI, 54016

Memorial Service

2:00 p.m. -
Friday, October 7th, 2022
St. Patrick Catholic Church
1500 Vine Street
HUDSON WI, 54016

Thomas Edward Janse, 90, of Hudson, WI, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2022, in his home.


Tom was born on February 19, 1932, to Adrian and Marguerite (Burns) Janse in Grand Forks, ND. In 1950, he graduated from High School. He met and fell in love with JoAnne Galas, and the couple were united in marriage on September 27, 1958, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in NE Minneapolis, MN. Their marriage was blessed with four children.


Tom and JoAnne moved to the Hudson community in 1966. There they raised their family and Tom began to run and operate his own business through Amoco. He often worked long hours keeping many families’ homes warm. His friendly wave out of the red ‘Janse Oil’ truck was a familiar site on the streets of Hudson for over 20 years. Tom was an avid traveler. He vacationed in just about every state and took the trip-of-a-lifetime to Europe with JoAnne. He especially enjoyed outdoor activities such as skiing, boating, and camping. He spent many family weekends on the St. Croix River and at his cabin in Amery, WI. In his retirement years, Tom would escape with JoAnne to Texas, Florida, or Arizona for the winter. Tom loved his family with his whole heart and wanted them to be near him as often as possible. His sense of humor was memorable…as was his love for Oreo cookies and cold milk. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.


Thomas is survived by his wife of 64 years, JoAnne; children: MaryJo (John) Schwabe, Nancy (Todd) Pulkrabek, Daniel (Chris) Janse, Susan (Pete) Hancuh; grandchildren, Ben (Kelly), Emily (Pat), Olivia, Nick, Jessica, Molly; great-grandchildren, Theodore, Jack; brother Mike Janse; and other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, MaryAnn Janse.


A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on October 7, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson, WI, with a public visitation 1 hour prior at the church. The Service will live streamed on the St Patrick’s Churches Facebook page. Services are entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 520 S. 11th St, Hudson, WI, 54016, 715-386-3725,


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The American Lung Association or St. Patrick’s Church.




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5 Responses

  1. Tom was such a wonderful guy. He had such great humor laugh and smile. I remember many waves from that truck. If he saw you he always took time to talk with you. Tom will be missed by many. Gods peace to Toms family’s and all that got to know him.

  2. Tom was one of my favorite guys in Hudson. He delivered our fuel oil to our house all the years we lived there….None of us ever locked our back doors….He would always give a ‘shout out’; run up our back stairs to head down to the basement to be sure all was good in the furnace room. Then we’d share a coffee; a visit….keeping me up to date on the daily news, gleaned from the coffee shop @ Dibbo’s Cafe. Sending you all my sincere sympathies…..At 80 yrs old, it’s hard to be losing dear friends.

  3. Blessed that Tom was my Dad, I can never thank him enough for all that he taught me, and the unconditional support he gave me. He gave me so much and helped me become who I am today. I can only hope that I am as good of a dad as he was. I miss him already but know he will always be with me watching over me from above.

  4. Sincere condolences to all of you. We met Tom and JoAnn in june 2000 when we were traveling through Canada and Alaska. Tom and I had occasional email contact. September 2004 Tom and JoAnn they were traveling in Europe, then they came to visit us. We wish you all a lot of strength in this huge loss.
    Greetings from The Netherlands
    Bas and Mariella Mosch
    Our two daughter Jill en Joelle

  5. I will always remember Tom trying to teach me to water ski. He was determined but my knees weren’t. Also remember our boating get togethers on the St. Croix. He was a super nice guy and always so happy. Was glad i was able to watch his mass livestreamed.

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