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November 23, 2020

10/27/2020 7:30:00 AM
Janet Sorgatz

Janet Sorgatz, age 79, of Rhinelander, died Oct. 22, 2020, at the Riverview in Tomahawk. She was born on June 10, 1941, in Rhinelander, the daughter of Earl and Fern (Zacharias) Bartelme. She attended schools in Rhinelander, graduating from the Rhinelander High School in 1959. She married Herman Sorgatz in 1959 and God blessed them with 61 years of marriage.

Janet was a longtime member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was also employed as the church secretary at Trinity for a number of years.

She enjoyed gardening and planting flowers to benefit the hummingbirds and butterflies. She also raised a variety of orchids.

Janet loved her family and the family trips camping in the Black Hills and the shores of Lake Superior. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.

Janet is survived by her husband Herman, her daughters Jeralyn (Chip) MIlliron, Jacqueline Falk and Janine (Pat) Militzer, her son Theron (Gina) Sorgatz, her grandchildren Jason, Kyle, Clara and Teresina, her great-grandchildren Robbie and Jaret, her brother Jack (Karen) Bartelme, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandson, Wayne.

Due to the pandemic there will be no services for Janet at this time.

You may send your private condolences for the Sorgatz family at

The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is serving the Sorgatz family.

Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, November 2, 2020
Article comment by: Rebecca Gadzalinski (Krueger)

Big Hugs Mr Sorgatz. Prayers to you and your family. Janet was such a sweet lady.

Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Article comment by: Buck Raith

Sorgatz family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and comfort you during this time of loss.

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