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Leah M. Janke

Leah went to meet the Lord on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Wings Home in Allegan.

She was born July 23, 1935 in Allegan the daughter of Leon and Ivy (Pryor) Counterman. As a young woman she had worked at several area businesses, Allegan Dairy, the Coating Mill, JC Penney, and the Grange Store to name a few.

In her spare time she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading romance novels, watching westerns, going to the casino and playing bingo.

Surviving are her children, Tony Janke, Treese Edson, Tim (Gina) Janke and Tammy Janke; 5 grandchildren, Loralea, Matthew, Chad, Danny and Joe; 4 great-grandchildren and siblings, Arthur (Nancy) Counterman and Lois (Leonard) Bush.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Earline, Betty, Margaret and Ann.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial celebration will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 2-5 P.M., at the Otsego VFW Post #3030 with Pastor David Reed officiating.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mallory Cemetery, Trowbridge Township.

Contributions in memory of Leah may be made to the

American Breast Cancer Foundation

or to the

Wings Home of Allegan


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Williams Family

March 18, 2018 at 8:30 am

The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are family and friends who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. God will comfort you during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are also with you and your family.


Shirley & Richard Blair

March 22, 2018 at 8:37 pm

Dick & I are so sorry for your loss . We are glad that we knew your Mom ( Leah ) for so many years. She was always nice to us and so friendly. We will miss her also .


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