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1952 Janice 2019

Janice Murphy

June 14, 1952 — December 16, 2019

Janice Jean Murphy

Janice Jean Murphy, 67, of Rogers City , MI, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on December 16th, 2019.

She was born June 14th, 1952 in Rogers City, MI to Robert and Mona (Zinke) Haneckow.

Janice married Michael Glentz (deceased) and lived in Germany where he was stationed in the Army. When they moved back to Michigan, they made their home in Rogers City where they raised their five children. After working 30 years at Black Lake UAW, she retired and enjoyed retirement with her husband Bob.

She married Robert Murphy in 1997 and made their home in town, enjoying traveling, gardening together, and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Jan loved her family…her pride and joy. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, taking trips to the beach or hanging out in her backyard. Nautical Festival was the best time because her house was full of family, laughter and love.

She enjoyed cooking for others, growing her flowers, playing cards and going to her happy place…the casino. She will be missed by many.

Janice is survived by her children Stacie (Brian) Bishop and grandchildren Christopher, Justin, Ryan, Jacob and Isobel; Michael (Kristen) Glentz and grandchildren Brenden, Kennedy and Addison; Robert Glentz and grandchildren Ariana, Aliyah and Robby; Shannon (Nick) Guerra and grandchildren Alexis, Miranda and Matthew; and John (Amanda) Glentz.

She is survived by seven sisters, Joan (Lee) Gapczynski, Janel Haneckow, Jackie (David) McDonald, Jule (Leo) Sobczak, Jennifer Bedrosian, Jean (Ron) Sager, Jolyn (Dave) Benes, and brother Jerome (Renee) Haneckow.

She has preceded in death by her husband Robert Murphy, her sister Judy Kandow, and brothers Jim, Jeffrey, and Jay Haneckow.

Friends and family are welcome to attend the visitation at 2:00 PM with a 4:00 PM Memorial Service following at Hentkowski Funeral Home on Friday, January 3, 2020.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jan’s memory to Hospice of MidMichigan.
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