Janet Brewster

Mrs. Janet Brewster (Struck), age 69, passed away peacefully at her home in Siren on Thursday, March 25, 2020. She was surrounded by family.

Janet was born June 29, 1950, in Frederic.  She was the third of eight children born to parents William (Junior), and Rosemary Struck. Like her siblings she spent a lot of her youth working, roller skating and dancing at the Frederic Rec Center.  She also participated in the Women’s bowling league where she was on a family team for several decades. Janet’s home has been a place of comfort for many family and friends since she and Bob were married in the home in 1974.  They raised their own children and many other foster children in that home. Janet always welcomed everyone into her home and treated everyone like family. 

Janet will be remembered as a fun, welcoming, caring person who loved to take care of other people.  Janet began her career in the medical profession as a lab tech, and then later attended St. Catherine’s University to get her degree in nursing.  Janet worked as a Registered Nurse at Frederic Hospital and then later at Burnett Medical Center. She retired from Burnett Medical Center in the fall of 2017.  Being a nurse was not just her career, it was who she was. She enjoyed traveling, especially her vacations in Mexico, visiting the casinos, and spending time with family and friends.  There was nothing more important to her than her family.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Rosie and Junior Struck; husband, Robert (Bob) Brewster; sisters Judy Kuchenmeister and JoAnn Pomerleau; brother John Struck; and granddaughter Savanna Bearhart.  

Janet is survived by her mother-in-law, Florence Brewster of Frederic.  She is also survived by her daughters, Jill (John) Tinman and Rachael (Gary) Bearhart of Siren; and son, James (Sarah) Brewster of Frederic as well as 11 grandchildren; Autumn, Austin, Chris, Damon, AJ, Rilee, Chance, Tanner, Calvin, Walter, and Olen.  She was also survived by her siblings Susie (Bobby) Houston, Joel (Cary) Struck, Teri (Rich) Larson, and Julie (Todd) Hall; brother-in-law Lee Pomerleau; sister-in-law Lori Stuck; aunt Pat Berman, and dozens of nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

A celebration of life will be held for Janet later in the year.  Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Siren. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com.