I met Jane when we worked at the Spiral Staircase, a ladies clothing store in downtown Defiance. Jane and Mary Olson were in high school and I was engaged to my husband John. They came to our wedding and gave a gift of a cookie jar! Craig worked for my husband John out at Oxbow Lake in the summer when he was going to Ohio State. Craig was also our dentist, and we visited them at there lovely home on Lake George! John and Craig also went to Canada fishing with some others from Defiance! They will be greatly missed, you were blessed to have such wonderful parents!🙏🏻🙏🏻💞💞Permalink
When we visited the Keller’s and your grandparents came over, Jane always visited with me and made me feel special. I was so happy when I knew she became a nurse because I wanted to be a nurse too. We had a bond.Permalink
I’ll always remember your parents as warm, welcoming and fun! We had a lot of laughter and giggles when spending time together at the lake!! They shared so much love with everyone! Even though they have gone to the other side the love is still here! And it warms my heart!
I’ll look forward to being with all of you and I hope that time will be soon!😘Permalink
I graduated from DHS with both your mom and dad. They were wonderful old souls and will always be remembered with love. I am so sorry that you had to lose them both at once. I can't imagine what both of you have gone through. My first experience with you mom up close and personal, really was our Junior year. Your mom was president of our class and at the end of the year were elections for the coming year. Your mom ran again, and I was nominated to run against her. Well, I won and Jane and I became immediate friends. We shared many classed our Sr. year, because our end goal was to become nurses, something unknown to each other.
Jane and I ended up roommates at Riverside and grew even closer. She was my maid of honor in my wedding in 1968. I moved to Wisconsin and we pretty much lost touch, but she will always hold a place in my heart. Once again, I am so sorry!Permalink
What a privilege. I got to know both Craig and Jane for over 20 years. I am blessed.Permalink
We went to Cancun with them twice. First time with George and Betty Ellison and Craig and Jane. We had the best time! We went again, this time the Ellison’s, our son Joe, John, Beth and the girls and Megan. We really enjoyed our time with them at their Condo. We have a standing joke about JR and pesos. He didn’t get the exchange of the money and almost short changed our waiter. We still laugh about that!Permalink
I will be forever grateful to Jane, for going with us to my appointment to learn how to give myself a shot to help slow my MS. She came out to our house every Tuesday night to give my shot since I was so nervous to do it myself. She taught JR how to do it so eventually she didn’t have to. But she was always there to help if we needed it! She always was so caring and loving!Permalink
Jane and Craig were always part of our lives, as lifelong friends of my parents. I have so many childhood memories that include them from swim meets and get togethers. They were kind and loving and always there for others. Jane's laugh was infectious and when I remember her, I always think of her cracking up with my parents. Craig was so gentle and thoughtful, and a great dentist, who made the dreaded trips for me bearable. I am heartbroken for you all, but hope you will be comforted by the great memories everyone who knew them have. Love and peace to you!Permalink