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Janet Kay "Jan" Mass Bogaert
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1952
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 2012
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA

Janet Kay Bogaert
Aug. 9, 1952 - Dec. 18, 2012

MISHAWAKA - Janet "Jan" Kay Bogaert, 60, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 18, at her home at 4:20 p.m.; she was surrounded by her loving family. Jan was born on August 9, 1952, in South Bend, to Alfred Otto Mass Jr. and Katie Clara Kwek.

On May 17, 1980, in Hilltop Lutheran Church, South Bend, she married her soul mate, Ricky "Bogie" Bogaert.

Jan is survived by her loving husband, Ricky; her son, Brian Patrick of Mishawaka; her daughter, Mandi (Bryan) Hardy of Mishawaka; her mother, Katie Mass of Mishawaka; two sisters, Karen Pratt of Elkhart and Bonnie (Bill) Fladeland of South Bend; a brother, Don (Bonnie) Mass of Mishawaka; her grandchildren, Branden Hardy, Morgan Hardy, Haley Patrick and Allison Patrick; and their mother, Margie Patrick; brothers-in-law, Greg and Nancy Bogaert of South Bend and Bradley "Bone" Bogaert of Mishawaka; her "BFF," Kathy Strombeck of FL; "The Bees," Connie, Brenda, Pam, Lea and Mimi; and her mother-in-law, Gerri Bogaert of Mishawaka.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Mass; a brother-in-law, Larry Pratt; and father-in-law, Maurice "Bogie" Bogaert.

Jan was always ready to help anyone who needed it, friends, relatives or strangers. She always had a smile and a quick joke for everyone, for she was everybody's best friend and everybody was her best friend. Her laugh was very contagious. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Her four grandchildren were the love of her life. Jan was employed by De Wald Fluid Power for 20 years and Fargo Assembly of Indiana.

A special Thank You to Julie, her hospice nurse, and to Vicki and Kim and all the chemo girls at Michiana Hematology and Oncology, and Dr. Bilal Ansari. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 27, from 2 to 8 p.m. in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. Funeral services will be on Friday, December 28, at 10 a.m., with visitation one hour prior in Christ the King Lutheran Church, 17195 Cleveland Road, South Bend, with Rev. Steven Schwier officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637. To leave the family an online condolence or to share memories with the family, please visit our website at

Published in South Bend Tribune on December 23, 2012 
Fairview Cemetery
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
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