Janet Lou Smith
March 25, 1942 ~ October 27, 2019
Janet Lou Smith, 77, of Bay City, our caring, honest, strong-willed, and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend was born into eternal life on the morning of October 27, 2019 at Brian’s House. Jan was born on March 25, 1942 in Bay City, the daughter of the late Louis and Harriet (Wawrzyiniak) Jezewski. Jan graduated and went on to work at Munley-Smith Aviation and later took care of the family business. It was at the golf ball factory Jan met the love of her life Richard “Dick” Smith. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on June 5, 1965. Together they shared over 54 years of marriage, two wonderful children, and countless memories. Those who knew Jan, will forever remember her for her love of golfing, landscaping, sunbathing, the occasional trip to the casino to play slots, and above all, the love she had for her family. Jan was truly the rock of the family and always provided the best wisdom and guidance. Jan will be missed dearly and lovingly remembered for generations to come. Jan leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband, Dick; children, Terri Ciaciuch (Carl “Tony” Smith) and Toni Lauzon (Anthony “Jay”); grandchildren, Steven, Courtney, Bailey (Matthew), Barry (Brittany), and Hailie (James); great-grandchildren, Jayden, Layla, and two on the way; siblings, Gloria Karbowski and Shirley (Mike) Evans; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Henry (Nancy) Smith, James Nees, Bill (Sabrina) Smith, Bonnie (Ray) Arocha, Lynn (Joseph) Velasquez, and Tammy (Bill) Spiker, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents, Jan was welcomed home to heaven by her brother-in-law, James Karbowski and sister-in-law, Louwana Nees. Jan’s family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11:00 AM until the time of her 3:00 PM Life Celebration at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. A Celebration of Life Reception will follow in The Wesley Room at Skorupski’s. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.