Janice Pagel, 82

Janice Ann Pagel, age 82, of Sturgis, passed away Saturday evening, December 26, 2020 at her home.
She was born September 29, 1938 in Holland, Michigan daughter of the late James and Jeanette Walters.
Janice resided in Sturgis for the past 5 years coming from Rodney, Michigan where she loved the 25 years she and her husband spent at their home on Jenson Lake. Her early life was lived in Holland where she was a graduate of Holland High School. She furthered her education at Western Michigan University where she earned her teaching degree.
On June 27, 1959 she married Jack Pagel in Holland.
Mrs. Pagel began teaching at a country school in Overisel Township, Michigan. Following her marriage she taught in the Lansing area. She worked as an administrative assistant at the Burrough Corporation and the Meridian Insurance Company.
She was a member of the Christian Reformed Church in Holland.
Janice was a master of all kinds of puzzles and had a true appreciation and love for the outdoors, wildlife and animals.
She is survived by her loving and dedicated husband of 61 years: Jack; two sons: James (Marianne) Pagel of Howe, Indiana and Jon Pagel of Holt; five grandchildren: Jon, Joshua, Blake, Bryce and Brekken; one great grandchild: Ezriah; one sister: Linda (Stan) Sal of Holland; one brother: Ronald (Cindy) Walters of Ludington and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister: Mary Olgers.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating and honoring the life of Janice Ann Pagel will be held at a later date to be announced.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests in honoring the love Janice had for animals, memorial donations be directed to Hope for the Animals of SJC, 25420 Mintdale Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where we encourage relatives and friends to share memories and leave condolences for the family.

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