Janis A. (Stamm) Beck was born on July 16, 1933, the daughter of Albert and Lucille (Allison) Stamm, in Stryker, Ohio. She passed away soon after midnight, March 3, 2015 at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, AL. from acute respiratory distress syndrome, with her husband, Don and daughters next to her.
Donald E. and Janis A. (Stamm) Beck met at the local roller skating rink as teenagers and fell in love. They married November 12, 1950, and their love was blessed with two daughters, Karen (Carl) Conti of Ridgway, CO and Sue (Lynn) Miller of Stryker. The highlight of their life were their two grandsons, Tyson Herrington of Manitou Beach, MI and Todd Herrington of Stryker.
Janis’ working career start at 50 Plus Corporation, then she went on to pursue her dream job, to become a nurse. As a licensed practical nurse, she spent most of her nursing career at Montpelier Hospital. Her strong faith and lover for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ started in the beginning from her Mother and Daddy. Janis was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Stryker.
Janis loved to dance, jitter bug and polka, with Don and also clogging and line dancing. For 20 plus years they wintered in South Texas and the last two years, in Gulf Shores, AL. In the summer months they spent their time at Boot Lake in Hillsdale, MI. She was a dear friend to many and made friends easily. In her retired years Janis enjoyed cooking, especially for Don.
She is survived by her husband, Don; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Carl Conti and Sue and Lynn Miller; grandsons, Tyson and Todd; sisters, Carol Custer of Montpelier, and Ivyl Carlin of Stryker; sisters-in-law, Lois Stamm of Worthington, OH, Lois (Beck) Jackson of Adrian, MI, Dorothy (Beck) Miller of Fayette; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rollin “Bud” and Tootie Beck of Archbold and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Those loved ones that passed before her were her parents; brother, Garnett Stamm; brothers-in-law, Robert Beck and Gene Carlin; and sister-in-law, Laura (Beck) Austin.
Visitation for Janis will be held at the First Lutheran Church in Stryker on Monday, March 9, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M., where the funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Dane Meuschke, officiating. Interment will be in the Pettisville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider memorial contributions to the First Lutheran Church, 701 South Defiance St., Stryker, or the Stryker Fire Department, 20275 St. Rt. 34, Stryker, OH. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.
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