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“Jan was a lovely lady and a good friend. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Kimberly Brown - Warren, MI

“so sorry to hear of Jan's passing.......lived next door to her for almost 30 years...we looked out for one another....one of the best neighbor one...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa Roth - Eastpointe, MI

“Tim, We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences you and your family at this hour of grief.And we also pray that God give you and your family the...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Kim Le - Auburn Hills, MI

“I can't imagine life without Jan. She will ne missed by so many. I remember one time at one of our ladies retreats, the theme was chocolate. We...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Sue Champoux - Commerce Twp., MI

“I will miss Jan so much. I loved her like my second mother. We had so many long long talks she helped me so much when I needed somebody to talk to...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy Pugh - Warren, MI - Friend

“Jan, had a gentle, sweet spirit, who loved her Saviour tremendously. Ever given the opportunity she would share Jesus with all who would listen. She...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Allan V Lewell - Eastpointe, MI

“Tim, Julie, Lori and RichSo sorry about your loss we loved seeing Jan at church when she visited of course to sing her favorite song we will ride....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Drew and Lisa Jolly - Lapeer, MI


Janice Jean Heisler, age 84 of Eastpointe, died on August 22, 2018 at McLaren Lapeer Hospital in Lapeer, Michigan.

She was born on July 15, 1934 in Saint Clair, Michigan, daughter of the late Melvin Klause and the late Marie (nee: Mayhew) Klause.

Born and raised in St. Clair, Michigan, it is where Jan grew up and received her education, ultimately graduating from St. Clair High School. It wasn't long after bidding adieu to that chapter in her life that Jan embarked on the next big page in the book,…marriage. On October 7, 1953, Jan joined her beloved John in the sharing of their vows to begin their journey as husband & wife. Together they built upon the comforts of home and hearth, raised four beautiful children, and grew deeper in love with each passing day.

Venturing forward, these lovebirds were blessed to share homesteads in Marine City and Big Rapids before settling in their long-term home in Macomb County. It was in 1962 that the Heisler's made their move to the bedroom community of East Detroit, now known to all as Eastpointe. That is where they planted their stakes and nurtured the roots of the home in which many beautiful memories were made as a family.

Along with tending to the responsibilities of her home and family, Jan also worked as a dental office receptionist where she was the gentle smile who greeted those coming in to work on theirs. With a resume that included other odd jobs and clerical work, Jan truly found her niche at the tooth factory,…until, of course, it came time to devote all of her passions to the blessings of being a Mom and Grandma. Holding the title of matriarch meant the world to Jan, and she wore her crown with pride.

When Jan was able to find a little "me time" in the day, she was quite the gamer,…not in the digital sense, but rather in some of the old fashioned ways like playing cards. Whether through the Michigan favorite in the game of Euchre, or the ever-popular Pinochle, Jan always managed to have a hoot-of-a-time sitting around the table with fellow card players enjoying some friendly competition. And if it wasn't cards, then pulling out the dice for a rousing game of Yahtzee was often a fun time to be had. Jan was also noted for being great with word games like Scrabble and Words with Friends. It not only provided a way for exercising her brain, but also in being challenged by her knowledge and use of words.

Another pastime Jan enjoyed was crafting. With a creative mind and artistic flair, she often poured some of her finest handiwork into the crafts she produced. And for all who truly knew Jan, they'll attest to the intense coupon cutter and thrift shopper she was, and the great deals she managed to find over the years through her cost-cutting skills. And of course, there was no greater source for the best deals in town than her favorite, "Sunshine Thrift."

Dancing was another great passion of Jan's. If she was watching it on TV, then "Dancing with the Stars" was the venue of choice. But Jan was also a sight to behold on the dance floor herself and could cut-a-rug with the best of them. And when she ventured out on the floor, you could soon expect to be watching her dance to her oft requested, "Old Time Rock & Roll" by Bob Seger. Rockin' out to the hometown boy was always a good time.

Yet of all the stories that will conjure up a smile and fond memory was the role she played as a restauranteur for the family. Being quite the consummate cook, Jan could work some incredible magic with a stove and oven, and her meals were a thing to behold. Then came "Jan's Diner." She would seek the desires of the foods they wanted,…then put on her Chef's hat to prepare a delectable array from the menu of choices she was given. It might have been several different picks, but she made them all with a heart of love. Nothing soothes a mother's heart like watching her children partake and enjoy of their efforts in the kitchen.

Jan was a proper woman, a lady in every aspect of the word. She was the kind of person who trusted everyone, and everyone trusted. A loving and Godly lady, she always considered others first and gave with the heart of a servant never expecting anything in return. She touched a multitude of hearts and souls in her journey through life and leaves behind a legacy of love to be embraced with each reflection shared. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

And, Oh,…she LOVED chocolate. The milk version,…not that healthy dark stuff!

Janice was the beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of Timothy (Julie) Heisler, Lori (Richard) Hampton, John (Melanie) Heisler, and the late Pamela Golding. Loving grandmother of Jeffrey (I-Chen), Daniel (Alyssa), Christina (Mark), Scott (Laura), Charissa, Tony (Jaden), Alexis, Mariah, Sydney, Nick, Julie, Derek, Robert and the late Jamie. Great-Grandmother of Ava, Olivia, Austin and Charlotte.

Visitation for Janice will be held on Saturday, August 25th from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road) in Warren. Her Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, 4:00 p.m. at Christ Community Church, 8291 E. 14 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312.

Memorial donations are welcomed to Christ Community Church, 8291 E. 14 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48312. (info@christcommchurch.org)

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