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Janet Hoy

December 20, 1953 — September 24, 2015

Janet Hoy Janet Dee HoyJanet Dee Hoy (nee Livanec), of Watertown, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, from injuries sustained after being struck by a motor vehicle while in Washington, D.C. with family.Jan was born on Dec. 20, 1953, in Chicago, Ill. She was the only child of Dolores and George Livanec and grew up in La Grange, Ill. She attended Carroll College in Waukesha, then earned a physician assistant degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She married Dr. Edward J. Hoy in St. Louis on Oct. 1, 1977, and would have celebrated their 38th anniversary this year. Together they moved to Watertown in 1981, where they raised their three children, Christina, Edward G. and Kevin. While being a valuable behind-the-scenes asset to her husband's practice, she also gave to the community through hospital and church volunteering, PTO involvement and a 12-year seat on the school board. She had been involved with the AAUW, Council of Catholic Women and book clubs. Jan is remembered for her giving, loving nature. She was devoted to her family and her many friends. She was a wonderful daughter, wife and mother, but was especially enjoying her newer role as grandmother. True to her giving nature, Jan was a registered organ donor and was able to help others through her donations. Jan was preceded in death by her mother, Dolores, mother-in-law, Dorothy Hoy; father-in-law, Edward W. Hoy; sister-in-law, Dorothy Shaffer and grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Joel Davidson. She is survived by her husband, Edward; father, George; children, Christina (Jacob) Davidson of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; Edward G. (Kimberly) Hoy of Hartwell, Ga.; Kevin (Amanda) Hoy of Onalaska and grandchildren, Claire, Eddie, Felicity and Madeline. Visitation will be held at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 10-11 a.m. at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, followed by a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will follow a graveside service at St. Bernard's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the National Kidney Foundation ( or to Joel's Library, a giving library started at the Edward Hospital NICU in memory of her grandson. Donations could be made through the Edward Foundation at, naming NICU-Joel's Library.


Thursday, October 1, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home & Cremation Service
500 Welsh Road Watertown 53098, United States


Friday, October 2, 2015 11:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church
114 S. Church St. Watertown 53094, United States
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