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Monica T. Janes

June 15, 1966 ~ April 18, 2022 (age 55)

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Monica Janes, age 55, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on April 18, 2022. Monica was born on June 15, 1966 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She graduated from Marlette High School in 1984. Monica moved to the Harbor Springs/Petoskey area in 2007.

Monica enjoyed spending time with her grandson and her family. If there was a Tigers game on, she’d be either avidly watching it or keeping track of the score. Monica was also a strong supporter of Gift of Life as a donor mom.

She is survived by her daughter Jessica (Brandon) Backus; her son Nate (Rena) Gregorich; her grandchildren, Joseph, Karson and Lily; parents, Lanny and Vivian Janes; sisters, Michelle Janes, Melissa (Frank) Puzio and Marjorie (Mike) Kirkpatrick; as well as by her nieces and nephews, Suzanne, Christina, Dustin, Anna, Annmarie, Joe, John and Casey.

She is preceded in death by her son, Jamie Janes; and her grandparents, Ivyl and Leitha Janes and John and Suzanne Veldhuizen.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Holy Childhood Church Parish Hall on May 28, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Monica will be buried with her son Jamie at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Marlette, Michigan in June, 2022.

Memorial donations can be directed to Gift of Life Michigan or to Melissa Puzio for setting up an education fund for Monica’s grandson.

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Memorial Gathering
May 28, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Holy Childhood Parish Hall
150 W. Main
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
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