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Janet L. Kronke

Janet passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at her home in Otsego.

She was born February 2, 1935 in Marshall, the daughter of Clifton and Geraldine (Hildebrandt) Snyder. Janet was a 1953 Otsego High School graduate and lifelong resident of the area. For many years Janet was a clerk for the City of Otsego until her retirement in 1997. In her free time she enjoyed doing word search puzzles, going to the casino and collecting coins. On June 30, 1956 at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego, she married Joseph Kronke who passed away in 1971.

Surviving are her children, LouAnn (Greg), Lori, Joe Jr. (Kim) and John (Tina); grandchildren, Andrea (Joe), Lee (Erin), Joe III (Marielle), Patrick (Abby), Susan (Jeff), Michael, Nicole (Montahna) and Johnathon; great-grandchildren, Logan, Joe IV, Blake, Henry, Emree, Molly, Weston, Simon and 2 more on the way; sister, Lois; sister-in-law, Mary along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sisters, Mary Lou and Trudy.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will take place at St. Margaret Cemetery in Otsego at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Janet may be made to

Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan


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Sue Bosma

January 4, 2023 at 12:54 pm

Sending our deepest sympathies to the whole family. We will keep a special memory of Janet when she was working for the city Of Otsego and always had a nice Smile and a welcome greeting when she saw us. Sending prayers and our love to all of you! Fred & Sue Bosma


Kathy Kronke

January 4, 2023 at 1:48 pm

Lori, LouAnn, John and Joe and family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Janet. Comdilences and prayer to all of you. Let me know if I can help in any way.

Love Kathy


Lois Zimmerman

January 4, 2023 at 5:08 pm

LuAnn, Lori, and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. May she rest in Peace !


Randi Deneau

January 4, 2023 at 5:38 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your mom she was such a nice lady just keep remembering all the memories you have


Jennifer Mitchell

January 4, 2023 at 7:13 pm

I’m so sorry to learn that Janet has passed. She always had such a spark—I loved her sense of humor! Thinking of you all..

Jennifer Mitchell


Kathleen (Snyder)Fisher

January 4, 2023 at 8:33 pm

So sorry to hear of the passing of Lois. I enjoyed our impromptu meetings in Meijer as we were getting groceries I’m sure mom and dad will be there to greet you in Heaven. Love, Kathleen (Snyder) Fisher


Jerry and Diana Clason

January 4, 2023 at 8:44 pm

So sorry for your loss. There are no words for such a time. If I can help you with anything please let me know.



January 4, 2023 at 8:59 pm

Kids it is with sadness that I heard of Janet’s passing. I have so many times I spent in your house. It is hard losing your mother whets it is expected or not.

My prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this very difficult time.

Bruce Snyder


Wendy Moyer

January 5, 2023 at 12:41 am

LouAnn, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I will keep you and your family in prayer.


Lauri (Meyer) Connor

January 5, 2023 at 6:51 am

Lori, LouAnn and family. So sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your mother well, but I did know she was always pleasant and wore a big smile.


Kim Martin Kanet

January 5, 2023 at 10:08 am

LouAnn I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom


Tammy S Bailey

January 5, 2023 at 10:17 am

My sincere condolences to the whole family! I hope that all of you share some wonderful memories and keep each other close during this painful time of grief.

My prayers are for peace and love to envelop each of you as you reflect on the many blessings of Janet’s life.

My love to all,

Tammy Bailey


Cindy Campbell

January 5, 2023 at 1:17 pm

So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very special lady. Prayers for comfort and peace.


Tom & Linda Massura

January 5, 2023 at 1:24 pm

Our condolences to the family. I have many good memories of her.


Sherri Bronson

January 6, 2023 at 8:59 am

Dear Kronke Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Janet was a sweet lady. May love and happy memories hold you close during this sad time. My prayers are with you all.

Sherri Bronson


Greg Evink

January 14, 2023 at 12:02 pm

Lori and family.

So sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. Prayers to you and yours.


Dan and Julie Andrus

January 23, 2023 at 9:52 am

LouAnn and family: so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Sending prayers of comfort to all.


Roger Sutton

February 2, 2023 at 11:41 am

So sorry to see that , your mother has passed , times like this I wish I really knew what to say , but my prayers are with the family, God bless.


Chris Anson

February 19, 2023 at 3:33 pm

LouAnn and all of your family,

So sorry to hear this. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.


chuck veenkant

November 27, 2023 at 11:00 am

So sorry to hear ab your mother louann prayers for the family


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