Jan M. Rabas

Jan Rabas, 62, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at her home. Born on Feb. 19, 1955, in Green Bay, she was the daughter of the late George and Muriel (McDougal) Steffens. On Oct. 21, 1993, Jan was united in marriage to Douglas Rabas in Green Bay. Jan was a past president and member of the Shawano Lake Lioness, volunteered with the Special Olympics and owned a trucking company with her husband. For the past 15 years, she worked as a paraprofessional in the Shawano and Bonduel school districts and loved working with the kids at the schools. Jan loved Shawano Lake, but more than anything loved spending time with her family.

Jan is survived by her husband, Doug; daughter, Francesca “Frankie” Rabas; two brothers and a sister, Sherman Steffens, of Eagle River, Sam (Sandy) Steffens, of Green Bay, and Jill (Bill) Smith of Alvin. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law, Susie Steffens.

To respect Jan’s wishes, no public service will be held. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to the Special Olympics. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Jan’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Unity Hospice for the wonderful care shown to Jan.