Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 20, 2013

Janis 'Jan' L. Mack

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Janis “Jan” L. Mack, 68, of Traverse City, passed away Feb. 18, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family, after a courageous year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jan was born on Feb. 5, 1945, in Toledo, Ohio, to Charles and Orah (MacDonald) Truckee.

Jan worked for Shell Western E&P for 27 years prior to her retirement. She started with the company and worked her way up to materials control specialist in their Kalkaska warehouse.

In her spare time she enjoyed golfing and bowling, belonging to several leagues. She was a former board member for the Traverse City Woman’s Bowling Association, a former board member for the Ryan Dobry Diabetes Charity and a member of the Traverse City Eagles.

On June 26, 1993, Jan married Michael “Mike” Mack. Together they shared 20 wonderful years together.

Jan is survived by her husband, Mike; children, Amy (Andrew) Thompson, Andie (Charlie) Creamer and Greg (Renae) Miller; several grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; her mother, Orah; and many other family members and friends.

Jan’s grandchildren were the love of her life; she many times traveled great distances to watch them in their activities.

Jan was preceded in death by her father, Charles; and sister, Florence Kugler.

The memorial service celebrating Jan’s life will take place on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, at the Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Ryan Dobry Diabetes Charity or to Munson Hospice.

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The family is being served by Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.