Janet Marie (Cera) Grubba, 90, of Stevens Point, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 22, 2019, at her home under the care of her family & private caregivers.
Janet was born February 19, 1929, daughter of Joseph F. Cera, Sr. and Anna Zinda. Janet graduated from St. Joseph Academy.
After high school, she worked at the Hot Fish Shoppe and Bell Telephone Company, both in Stevens Point. She married the love her life, Steve L. Grubba September 3, 1949. She died within 12 hours of their first date, 71 years later.
Janet worked hard to provide for her family while Steve attended watchmakers’ school. Janet assisted Steve in running a successful jewelry business, attended professional organizational conventions, was a member of, and served as Queen, of the Wisconsin Watchmakers’ Association from 1978-79. They had several jewelry business locations, including Adams, and most recently Stevens Point.
Janet not only assisted in running a successful jewelry business, but she also provided a loving home for her family. Janet was a proud lifelong member of St. Peter’s Rosary Society.
Upon their 25th wedding anniversary, Steve and Janet began traveling throughout the world including Europe, Russia, Poland, South America, India, and the U.S. After Steve’s death, Janet continued to travel by taking bus trips to Michigan, and Iowa.
Together they had four children, Charles (Laurie) Grubba, Bonnie Grubba, Mark (Lisa) Grubba, all of Stevens Point, and Pamela (Jim) Corso, Anchorage, Alaska. They have six grandchildren, Scott (Lisa), Sarah (Jeff), Cody, Sonja, Michael, Delia (Dave); and seven great-grandchildren.
Janet is further survived by her sister Beverly, sisters-in-law Dolly (Alice) Mancheski & Helen Olson and many nieces and nephews.
Janet was preceded in death by her loving husband Steve; siblings Ernestine (infant), Leone, Joseph, Wayne, Arlene, and Betty; and granddaughter Stephanie Grubba.
A Mass of a Christian Burial for Janet will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 800 4th Ave., Stevens Point. Rev. Arul Joseph Visuvasam will officiate.
Friends and family may gather to share memories from 9-10:15 a.m. on Friday at the church. A General Rosary will be prayed for Janet at 8:45 a.m. prior to the visitation on Friday.
The family wishes to thank hospitalist Dr. Barakeh and Janet’s physician Dr. Paul Munck. Also, caregivers Mary, Nalin, Nancy, Cassie, Perri, and hospice workers Stephanie and Kris who enabled Janet to live out her life while at home.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the Sierra Club.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com.