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Janice Pelzer

October 12, 1928 - October 14, 2017

Janice Pelzer, age 89, of Canton, MI, formerly of Naperville and Aurora, IL passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at her residence in Canton, MI. Janice was born on October 12, 1928 in Naperville, IL a daughter of George A. and Florence Knickerbocker Daniels. She was married on November 27, 1947 in Aurora, IL to John L. “Jack” Pelzer.

Janice was a 1946 graduate of Naperville High School and attended North Central College. She worked for and then retired from Mooseheart.

Janice was a member of Naperville Congregational Church and volunteered in many church activities. She enjoyed playing Canasta with her many friends in Naperville, and golf with her sister Shirley. Her real joy, however, was her grandkids and great grandkids. Janice will always be remembered for her ever present smile and gentle way.

Survivors include: one son, John A. Pelzer and his wife Gwen of Jefferson City, MO; one daughter, Laurie Busse and her husband Gene of Canton, MI; nine grandchildren Kelley Van Der Meer and her huband Richard, Jay Pelzer and his wife Jessica, Tamara Pietryka and her husband Adam, Ryan Busse, Kate Tichelkamp, Craig Tichelkamp and his partner David Lankford, Brenda Christatos and her husband Jim, Terry Drozdik and her husband Bill, and Bill Busse; thirteen great grandchildren, Sebastian Van Der Meer, Olivia Van Der Meer, Annabelle Van Der Meer, Austin Pietryka, Zachary Pietryka, Elliana Pietryka, Will Drozdik, Stacie Drozdik, Kacie Drozdik, Larry Christatos, Gabriella Busse, Matthew Busse, and Michael Busse.

Funeral Information

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 24 from 10:00 until 11:30 AM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St. Naperville.

Graveside services will follow immediately after at Naperville Cemetery.

For more information, please call (630)355-0213.

Donations Information

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Alzheimer's Association. 

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