Janet Shultz, 80

Janet L. Shultz, age 80, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2018, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.
She was born Jan. 8, 1938, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Dorothy (Chapman) Holtz.
Janet was a lifelong resident of Sturgis and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1956.
On June 23, 1957, she married Cleon Wayne Shultz at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis. He died March 11, 2018.
Before the birth of her children, she worked as a beautician. She also worked with her husband at Sturgis Register Forms and was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.
She enjoyed going to garage sales and collecting antiques. Janet and Cleon took great pride in their home and loved doing home projects and yard work together.
Janet is survived by two daughters, Stacy Bontrager of Sturgis and Jennifer (Craig) Shoup of Galesburg; five grandchildren, Courtney (Kent) Schmucker of Sturgis, Alecia (Adam) Pieronski of Sturgis, Adam Bontrager of Sturgis, Jacob Shoup of Galesburg and Evan Shoup of Galesburg; seven great-grandchildren, Cloey Schmucker, Kryssalyn Schmucker, McKenzie Pieronski, Kayla Schmucker, Lilah Pieronski, Leona Pieronski and Andrew Joseph Pieronski; a brother, Larry (Shirley) Holtz of Sturgis; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Scott Shultz; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce Ann and Russel D. Ames.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, where funeral services celebrating the life of Janet L. Shultz will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Larry Wallman will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Shultz’s memory considerĀ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Her obituary is also atĀ www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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