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Francis John Jane

December 8, 1924 ~ December 19, 2017 (age 93)

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Francis John Jane

Sunfield, Michigan

The Heavenly Father called Francis John Jane of Sunfield, Michigan home on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Nerja (Málaga) Spain at the age of 93. Greatly loved as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend, he leaves behind many beautiful and treasured memories.  Francis joined the family of Thomas Frederick Jane and Alice O'Dail (Ford) Jane on December 8, 1924 in Blunt, South Dakota as the fifth child of six. At the age of 11,  he moved with his family to Eaton County, Michigan.  He graduated from Charlotte High School in 1943.  Francis accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1944. His first job was with the railroad in Battle Creek. Later Michigan State University employed him where he stayed for 37 years.  After meeting on a blind date, Francis married Sarah Jane Schwab on May 23, 1953 at Sebewa Corners Methodist Church. They lived in Charlotte for a couple years and then bought the farm where Sarah grew up on Shuman Road near Sunfield where they lived for more than 55 years. They had two children--Bruce and Sheryl.  As a member of the Sunfield United Methodist Church, Francis (aka Red) served in different administrative positions there as well as taught Sunday School classes and Bible Studies. He dedicated his life to the study of God's Word.  Red and Sarah enjoyed traveling together. Some of their early trips included Colorado and Florida  as well as quite a few of the other 50 states. They went to Hawaii for their 40th wedding anniversary.  Additional travel destinations included Israel, England, and Spain. His loving wife preceded him in death just two months after their 60th anniversary in 2013.  Francis is survived by his sister Florence (99), son Bruce; daughter Sheryl (David) Olmedo; seven grandchildren, Kevin, Kara, Kyle, Elizabeth, Samuel, Israel, and Daniel; and several nieces and nephews.  Visitation 5-8 PM Wednesday April 18, 2018 at Rosier Funeral Home, Mapes-Fisher Chapel and a celebration of life service 11:00 AM Thursday April 19, 2018 at Sunfield United Methodist Church.   In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sunfield United Methodist Church and/or SUMC Olmedo Mission: c/o Rosier Funeral Home PO Box 36 Sunfield, MI 48890. Express your thoughts and memories in the online Guest Book at   The family is being served by the Independent Family Owned Funeral Home in Sunfield: Rosier Funeral Home.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Olmedo Mission
Sunfield UMC, PO BOX 354, Sunfield MI 48890

Sunfield United Methodist Church
227 Logan St., Sunfield MI 48890
Tel: 1-517-566-8448

 Service Information

April 18, 2018

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rosier Funeral Home
193 Jackson Street / P.O. Box 36
Sunfield, MI 48890

Funeral Service
April 19, 2018

11:00 AM
Sunfield United Methodist Church
227 Logan St.
Sunfield, MI 48890

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