OAKWOOD - Janis VanVlerah, 69, of Oakwood, died at 4:07 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2021 at her residence. She was born on January 28, 1952 in Delphos, to the late John and Mary Imogene (Lindeman) Joseph. On July 3, 1971, she married Michael Kaiser. They spent thirty years together before they divorced. She then married Delbert VanVlerah. Both preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters: Cindy Ripke and Mindy (Miguel) Hernandez, both of Oakwood; seven grandchildren: Briana (Cody) Pack, Breck (Sawyer Temple) Ripke, Bailey Ripke, Caleb Ripke, Trey (Kira) Hernandez, Braden Hernandez and Mylee Hernandez; eight great-grandchildren: Kaylee, Tatum, Elaine, Bentlee, Aleesia, Tyce, Lyndon and Kingston; and three siblings: Barbara (Larry) Shorts of Defiance, Mona Kay (Bob) Aldrich and Ron Joseph, both of Delphos.
Janis was preceded in death by four brothers: Larry, Dick, Roger and James Joseph; and two sisters: Ruth Slate and Bonnie Fockler.
Janis was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking for others and babysitting. She especially loved her grandkids, great-grandkids and her "extended" grandkids.
Funeral service will begin 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Oakwood. Burial will follow at Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Oakwood. Visitation will be 4 - 7 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
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