Janet C. Cota

Janet C. Cota, 86, of Gillett, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.

Janet was born on June 7, 1937, to the late Joseph and Sophie (Borowski) Zima in the town of Chase. She graduated from Pulaski High School with the class of 1954. On July 8, 1961, Janet married Thomas Cota at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Krakow.

For many years, Janet worked for the State Bank of Green Valley as a bank teller. Janet enjoyed nature as an avid flower gardener and bird watcher. She also enjoyed animals and crossword puzzles. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

Jan is survived by her husband, Tom, of Gillett; two children, Dan, of Krakow, and Linda (Mark) Malkin, of Middleton; brother, Tim (Nancy) Zima, of Green Valley; and sister-in-law, Sharon Zima, of Pulaski. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bob Zima in 2020.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at St. John Catholic Church in Gillett from 9 a.m. until the Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Francis Dias officiating. Janet will be interred at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery.

Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to thank the staffs of St. Vincent Hospital, St. Clare Memorial Hospital and Unity Hospice for the care and compassion offered to Janet and her family during their time of need.