VERONA/MONONA-Janet M. Derer, age 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at Agrace HospiceCare.

She was born on March 10, 1934, in Madison, the daughter of Henry and Wilma (Bergenske) Waller.

Janet married John Derer on June 11, 1955, in Dubuque, Iowa. She graduated from Madison East High School in 1952. Janet was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her passion was her family, she nurtured every role bestowed upon her and gave her unconditional love to everyone.

Janet is survived by her husband, John; children, Jim (Elsie) Derer, Joan (Mike) Harper and Jane (Frank) Pazour; grandchildren, Jonathan Derer, Jamie Stapelmann, Jeffrey (Kristal) Derer, Andrew Derer, Tom (Ashley) Derer, Michael (Andrea) Harper, Steven Harper, Caroline (Steve) Marshall, Nick Pazour and Aaron (Virginia) Pazour; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Albin (Bev) Waller, Jerry (Sharlene) Waller and Don Waller; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeff Derer; granddaughter, Emily Derer; mother-in-law, Geta Derer; and father-in-law, Luke Derer.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, with the Rev. Jerry Amstutz presiding. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, and from 10 a.m until the time of the service on Saturday.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive