Janet A. Barrette
Janet Ann Barrette of Holt passed away June 10, 2018 at the age of 81. She was born in Vermontville on July 24, 1936, to John and Daisy Hokanson. Jan worked as a nurse for many years at Lansing General Hospital. She transitioned to private healthcare in the Mason area after retiring from full time nursing.
Jan enjoyed cooking, travel, and spending time with family and friends. She loved to be involved in the community and thrived when helping others. Her contributions include working with the RSVP organization as a volunteer at Capital Region International Airport. She also volunteered at McLaren Orthopedic Hospital. Another one of her passions was working in the community garden at St. Michael’s church which is an outreach for many people in the neighborhood.
Jan is survived by her children, Kevin (Drenda) Schultz of Shattuck, OK; Kristi (Dan) O’Donnell of Keswick, VA; Karen (Gary) Wilkes of Eaton Rapids, MI; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and brother, John Hokanson of Charlotte, Michigan.
She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Kary Schultz of Mason, and four siblings.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, located at 6500 Amwood Drive in Lansing, with Reverend Nikki Seger officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made by those desiring to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, in Jan’s memory, for the continuing support of the community garden, or to McLaren Hospice and Homecare Foundation.
The family was cared for by Riley Funeral Home, www.rileyfuneralhome.com.