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Janice Schweiger


August 1, 2019

Janice Schweiger

Janice Schweiger

Janice K. Schweiger, 80, was accepted into the loving arms of Jesus on July 14, 2019, with her family by her side. Jan was born on August 23, 1938, in Colfax, Wash., to John and Ruth Helm, and was the youngest of their four daughters.

Janice graduated from Colfax High School in 1956. She married Donald L. Schweiger on April 27, 1957, in Colfax, and they soon moved to Spokane, where she worked as a secretary while Don attended Gonzaga University.

They welcomed sons David and Gary, and daughter Carol, while in Spokane. After graduation, the family moved to Marysville, Wash., where son Daniel was born. Son Richard followed soon after a move to Sacramento, Calif., and their family was complete.

In 1969, they moved to Huntsville, Ala., where Don worked with McDonnel Douglas in their space program. Jan became a stay at home mom after the birth of their second child, and was always there for her children. The family relocated to Kennewick in 1975, where Jan resided until her death.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ruth; sisters, Virginia and Dolly; and husband Don. She is survived by her sister Loraine (Dale) Smick of Colfax, Wash.; son David of Bremerton, Wash., his son Mike, son Gary of Kennewick; daughter Carol Spracklen (Jim) and their children Joe, Chris and Jenna; son Daniel of Kennewick; son Richard (Sheila) and their children, Katie, Kurt, Ashley and Reagan.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Parish of The Holy Spirit. Kennewick, Wash.


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