Jane A. Papranec

Jane Amanda (Roberts) Papranec, a faithful, devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and sister, of Charlotte, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, surrounded by her family. Jane was born June 2, 1934, in Detroit to David and Sadie (Schlotta) Roberts. Sadie passed away when Jane was a young girl. Her father David later married Ceil Docter. Jane earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Marygrove College in Detroit. On June 20, 1959, Jane married her sweetheart, Joseph Papranec, and together they created their legacy. She worked as an administrative secretary at St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlotte. Jane also volunteered for Mobile Meals, but most importantly she was a very dedicated mother.

Her husband Joseph passed away in 1972 leaving her to raise 10 children on her own. Jane leaned on her strong faith in the Lord to overcome the struggles. She was known for lending a listening ear to assist others, being a mother to everyone, and for being a very modest woman. Jane enjoyed traveling, playing bingo, trying new restaurants, reading, and attending her children and grandchildren’s events. She also loved cheering for the Detroit sport teams and Notre Dame. Jane enjoyed playing Keno. Her love for Keno came on her 72nd birthday when she won $72. Above all, Jane adored her family.

Jane is survived by her children, John Papranec, James Papranec, Julie (Kurt) Crandell, Mary (Joe) Keeley, Kathleen (David) Lightner, Carolyn (Chad) Walker, Elizabeth (Steve) Walker, Lisa (Joe) Cerven, and Joseph (Keri Jo) Papranec; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and brother, David Roberts.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Papranec; son, Peter Papranec; parents, David and Sadie Roberts, and Ceil Roberts; siblings, Bette Kidder and Claude Roberts; brother in-law, Paul Papranec; and mother and father in-law, Amalia and Josef Papranec.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlotte, with Rev. Fr. Dwight Ezop officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Vincent DePaul of St. Mary of Charlotte or Eaton Community Palliative Care.

Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Jane on her tribute page at PrayFuneral.com.