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Janell Mae Kallenberger

Janell Kallenberger obituary photoJanell Mae (Mortimer) Kallenberger, age 60, of Rootstown, Ohio, died Monday, January 2, 2012, at the Maplewood Care Centre at Streetsboro, Ohio.

Services in Huron was at 10:00 AM, Monday, January 9th, at the Hope Lutheran Church at 1667 Frank Ave SW, with Rev. Doyle Kinney officiating.  Burial was in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Janell’s name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Diabetes Association, or Caringbridge.org.

Janell Mae Mortimer was born December 12, 1951, in Huron, South Dakota, a daughter of James and Janice (Rodman) Mortimer. Janell graduated from Huron High School in 1970. She married the love of her life, Jerald Kallenberger on August 1, 1970, and the couple raised their two children, Joy Renae and Jeffery Floyd.

Janell taught piano, assisted in school classrooms, and worked as a church secretary in Rochester and Faribault, Minnesota. She enjoyed lecturing for various ladies groups and was an advocate of Weight Watchers. Mostly, she was a loving wife, devoted mother, and proud grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Jerald F. Kallenberger of Rootstown, Ohio; daughter, Joy (Naser) Abu Shanab of St. Louis, Missouri; son, Jeffery (Naomi) of Springfield, Missouri; grandchildren, Alia, Gabriel, Alec, and Ashley; father, James Mortimer of Hitchcock; sisters, Cleo (Doug) Tiede of Hitchcock, Joan (Dave) Pfortmiller of Delta, Colorado, and Leahdee (Raymond) Wright of Hitchcock; brother, Frank (Karon) Mortimer of Indianola, Iowa; father and mother-in-law, Floyd and Frances Kallenberger of Huron; sister-in-law, Wanda (Rick) Hoffman of Huron; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Janell was preceded in death by her mother, Janice Mortimer and her grandparents.

Janell’s family wishes to thank the staff at Maplewood Care Centre, the Community Bible Church family, and their neighbors for all of their care and compassion during her illness.

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