Hauptmann, Janet

Mrs. Janet Hauptmann, 58, of Portales, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at her home in Portales.

She was born April 11, 1947, in Blue Island, Ill., to Florence and Joseph Seleb.

She grew up in Calumet Park, Ill., and attended grade school and high school in the area. She graduated from Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in 1965. She married Rick Hauptmann on June 17, 1967, in Chicago, Ill., at Zion Community Church. She moved to Clovis in 1987 and then to Portales in 1996.

She retired in 2003 as an Educational Assistant with the Portales Public Schools. She appeared on the Creative Living show on public television with Cheryl Borden giving cooking demonstrations and often taught cooking classes through the Extended Learning program at Eastern New Mexico University. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Chapter BE of PEO sisterhood.

Family members said she loved traveling and working with children. She was an excellent cook, and had a number of recipes that had been published in several cookbooks.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Erika Peltomen (and husband, Vance) of Howe, Texas; two brothers, David Seleb (Elaine) of Blue Island, Ill., and Joseph Seleb of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, JoAnn Kruczek of Crestwood, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews as well as many friends

The Rev. Harry Riser will officiate services.

Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Huybregts, Greg Hobbs, Melvin Lovorn, Jack Williamson, Dennis Edwards and Danny Earp along with all her other close friends.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.