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Janice Maurene

May 25, 1940 – September 21, 2018

Janice Williams
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Obituary for Janice Maurene Williams

Janice Maurene Williams of Holland peacefully left this world to meet the Lord on September 21, 2018 at the age of 78. She was born on May 25, 1940 to William and Alta (Polk) Williams in Mason City, Iowa.

Jan spent several years as a cook and entrepreneur. Many people enjoyed her home cooking at her restaurant, Grandma’s Pantry, in Onaway. Known to some as “Tweety Bird Granny”, she could be found in the stands or on the sidelines cheering on her children and grandchildren. She also had a great sense of humor and would come up with “one-liners” that would make you giggle. If you asked her how she was doing, she would respond with, “fat and sassy”. Jan often would call you by the wrong name just to see if you were paying attention and always had a Dachshund by her side. Janice had a gypsy soul and lived in several places across the US. She retired in Holland, Michigan and enjoyed countless hours of couch surfing, basketball and soccer games. She vowed to never cook again and lived on Mounds bars, Pepsi, and chocolate stars. Every now and then she enjoyed a banana or an orange.

Janice was preceded in death by her brother Lewis, and former husband and father of her children, Robert Miller of Onaway. She will be mourned by her children Mishelle (Donald) Wesanen of Johannesburg, Kammie (David) Dennis of Onaway, Michael (Anne) Miller of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Stacey Miller of Indian River, Christopher (Sabrina) Miller of Onaway, Daniel (Jessica) Miller of Casa Grande, Arizona and Shannon (Erik) Badgero of Holland. She has a plethora of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service will be on September 29, 2018 at the Foundry Church, 435 West Main Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464 at 11am.

A Celebration of Life service will be held October 6th, 2018 at Gathering Place, 2732 Orchard Beach Rd, Cheboygan, MI 49721 at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of Holland,, 270 Hoover Blvd, Holland, MI 49423 or Van Andel Institute,, direct gift to Alzheimer’s Research.

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First Visitation

When Saturday, October 6th, 2018 2:00pm
Gathering Place
2732 Orchard Beach Rd.
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Additional Information This is a second Celebration of Life Service.

Service Information

Saturday, September 29th, 2018 11:00am
Foundry Church
435 W. Main Ave
Zeeland, MI 49464
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