Our beloved mother, grandmother and sister passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 with her family by her side at Bay Medical Care Facility, age 80. Jane was born March 18, 1934 in Bay City to the late John Augustus and Rosalea Agnes (Groulx) Fritz, II. She married Arthur R. Hertel on July 28, 1956 in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and he predeceased her on June 5, 2004. She was employed many years ago with Wolverine Knitting Mills and later at Bay Medical Care Facility as an Occupational Therapist. Jane was very active working in her garden and enjoyed making crafts, knitting, sewing, making quilts and crochet. She was a former counselor with 4H and loved bowling on Thursday nights at Alert Lanes and later Monitor Lanes.
Surviving are three children: Edward (Colette) Hertel, John “Jack” Hertel and Melanie Hertel, three grandchildren: Danielle, Jennifer and Alissa Hertel, one brother, Edward (Norine) Fritz, one brother in-law, Norman Jahnke, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jane was predeceased by one grandson, Paul Edward Hertel, one brother, John A. Fritz, III and two sister in-laws, Judith Fritz and Patricia Jahnke.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service for Jane will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 6:00pm at Squires Funeral Home. Pastor Charles Campbell will officiate and inurnment will be held in St. Patrick Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 to 6:00pm. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Heartland Hospice.