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Delmar Ford Janes, Jr.

February 28, 1953 — May 3, 2023

St. Johns

     Delmar Ford Janes, Jr., age 70, of St. Johns, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at his home.

     A Graveside Service will take place at Fairfield Township Cemetery on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 1:00 P.M.

     Del was born in Owosso, Michigan on February 28, 1953, the son Delmar Ford and Jeannie Eleanor (Hancock) Janes.  He attended Ovid-Elsie Area Schools.  He retired from General Motors.  He worked with his father doing construction work and built a number of houses in the area.

     His family was important to him and loved them dearly.  Del enjoyed being outdoors and had a cabin in Gladwin, Michigan.  He also enjoyed riding quads and loved to ride his Harley.

    He is survived by his son Ryan Janes of St. Johns, Michigan; one grandson Keegan Louis Janes; and his sister Kathie and Harry Hawn of Ovid, Michigan.   Del was preceded in death by his parents, brother Allen Janes, and sister Dawn Janes.

     Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital or Make a Wish Foundation.   Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Graveside Service

Friday, May 5, 2023

1:00pm - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Fairfield Township Cemetery

4300 N Vincent Rd, Elsie, MI 48831

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