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Janice A. Zavrel

July 20, 2014
The Advertiser-Tribune

Janice A. Zavrel, 71, of Perrysburg, passed away Friday morning, July 18, 2014, at The Lakes of Monclova, Maumee.

She was born March 26, 1943, in Tiffin, to Warren and Clara L. "Judy" (Myers) Smith. On April 14, 1978, she married Eugene "Gene" Zavrel and he survives in Perrysburg.

Also surviving is her son, Michael W. (Susan) Degens of Fremont; two stepsons, Chris (Rex Allen) Zavrel of Livonia, Michigan and Jon (Andrea) Zavrel of Ann Arbor, Michigan; stepdaughter, Carolyn Cabanban of Volo, Illinois; brother, Steve W. (Linda) Smith of Tiffin; sister, Sharon S. (Barry) Jerman of Tiffin; grandchildren, Haley Degens, Kacey and Kallie Cabanban and Ruby Zavrel; nieces and nephews, Jenny (Jay) Richardson, Kara (Dustin) Kraus and Danielle Smith; and six great nieces and nephews.

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Janice A. Zavrel

She was preceded in death by her parents and infant grandson, Wade Matthew Degens.

Janice graduated in 1960 from Tiffin Columbian High School and retired from Dana Corporation. She enjoyed listening to Vince Gill, was an Anthony Wayne, Detroit Red Wings and Ohio State University fan and she saved abused and hurt dogs. Janice loved shopping with and spending time with her grandchildren.

Her funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-2424 with Pastor Ray Richardson officiating. Entombment will follow at Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin.

Friends may visit with the family from 5-8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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