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Janice M. Swanson Curtiss
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Birth: May 26, 1945
Lake Odessa
Ionia County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 2012
Barry County
Michigan, USA

Janice, 66, of Hastings passed away peacefully Friday, at her home. Janice was the daughter of the late George and Arlene (Bolyen) Swanson.

She was raised in the Hastings area attending Star School, later graduating from Hastings High School in 1963. She then continued her education at Augaubrite College in Battle Creek where she studied business.

She was the wife of Roland Curtiss. The couple was married in 1965 in Las Vegas, then made their home together in the Hastings area where they raised their family together.

She enjoyed her years working in the meat department at Kroger and Hamady. In 1991 Jan and Roland opened Mills Landing Restaurant in Hastings which they have operated for over 20 years together. Jan loved to decorate the restaurant with many seasonal and holiday decorations that patrons enjoy today. Her oil paintings of Santa that are always part of the holidays in December bring smiles to many, and she was instrumental in making sure that all of the necessary items were purchased to insure the restaurant ran smoothly.

Jan's family was always her first priority. Spending time at the family cabin by Higgins Lake was always a favorite vacation destination. Jan was a very talented, but modest artist who loved to paint. She would often take her beloved family dog "Rocky" and head North to their cabin where she could enjoy some quiet time and focus on her artwork.

Along with her husband, the couple enjoyed traveling; and the warm waters of the Caribbean was always a most welcomed vacation. She loved working in her flowers, and cheering on Michigan State teams......Go Green and White!!!

Janice is survived by husband of 47 years Roland, her daughter, Andrea Purdun, brother James Swanson, grandchildren Justin, Ashley, & Shelby Purdun, and Alex Randall, and many friends, none more special than Carol Tobias.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter Alison Curtiss.

Memorial Service was held at the Daniels Funeral Home, Nashville, MI, on Wednesday, February 1st, with Pastor Don Roscoe officiating.

In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Barry County Humane Society or Barry Community Hospice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville. 
Family links: 
  George J Swanson (1911 - 1987)
  Arlene G Bolyen Swanson (1914 - 2002)
  Alison Arlene Curtiss (1971 - 2004)*
  James R. Swanson (1936 - 2012)*
  Janice M Swanson Curtiss (1945 - 2012)*
  Janice M. Swanson Curtiss (1945 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Hastings Township Cemetery
Barry County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
Record added: Jan 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84135973
Janice M. <i>Swanson</i> Curtiss
Added by: Theron & Helen Smith
Janice M. <i>Swanson</i> Curtiss
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Janice M. <i>Swanson</i> Curtiss
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- Theron & Helen Smith
 Added: Jan. 28, 2012

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