Janice "Jan" (Basten) Cavil peacefully passed away on October 13, after a very brief illness. In her final moments, Jan was surrounded by the love of her family.
Jan was a Green Bay native, born to Carlton and Viola (Le Coque) Basten on March 22, 1940. Jan was a graduate of Green Bay East High School. She met and married Ronald "Ron" Cavil and they married on July 7, 1962. Together, they have two sons, Ron Jr and Mark.
Jan worked in the office for several companies throughout her life. They included: The Wisconsin Telephone Company, Bay West Paper, Clairmont Transfer, FMC, and finally Hudson-Sharp. Jan LOVED sports. She was a true Packers fan and held season tickets for decades. She enjoyed telling others of her attendance at the "Ice Bowl", and that she only went because her brother said she was a "wimp" if she didn't go. She did go, and would later share how cold (VERY) she was at the game, and how long it took her to warm up after (several hours!). She, alongside one or both of her sons, attended several Indy and NASCAR races all over the US, and even to Canada. "Her" basketball teams were the Bucks, Spurs, and Warriors. When she wasn't watching a game, Jan would likely be engaging in one of her other hobbies. Jan was an avid reader, loved planting flowers, and baking. Her “500 cake” is legendary! Jan loved cats, and her home was never without one for a pet and companion. Over the past two years, Jan became less able to get out and about, but still enjoyed her regular appointments to get her hair and nails done. When Jan became a grandmother, she was overjoyed and thrilled to “finally be able to buy little girl dresses”. Additionally, she held deep connections with both her sister and her brother.
Jan is survived by her husband Ron; her sons Ron Jr. (Lisa) Cavil, and Mark Cavil; her brother Alan Basten; her sister Roxanne (Richard)Vincent; and her granddaughters Makenzie and Kailyn Cavil. Jan is preceded in death by her parents and her sister-in-law Tammy Basten.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Vincent Hospital’s ICU for the amazing communication, comfort, and care we all received.
A visitation/remembrance gathering will be held on Friday October 27 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church on 2270 S. Oneida St. Green Bay, WI from 4-6pm. There will be a short service from about 5:30-6:00, with Deacon Mike Dabeck officiating.