Jannie Ellen (Marek) Dexter


Jannie Ellen (Marek) Dexter, age 54, of Lakeview, Michigan, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at home with family by her side. Jannie was born February 24, 1960 in Lakeview, the daughter of Henry Roy and Opal Anabelle (Fick) Marek. She was raised in the Morley Stanwood area and attended Morley Stanwood Public Schools.

Jannie was employed as a cook at both McKenna's Restaurant and the Hotel; she also worked for Helen Bonnett's AFC home, all in Lakeview. She loved Indian collectibles, especially wolves, knitting, embroidery and loved visiting with others.

Jannie will be dearly missed by two children: Robert Marek and Rebecca (Matthew Schmelz) Jones both of Lakeview; five grandchildren: Alex Jones, Vanessa Ebel, Hunter Schmelz, Blake Marek - Evans, Jagger Schmelz and Gracsyn Schnick; three brothers: Larry Marek of Big Rapids, Gene (Sue) Marek of Altona and James Marek of Big Rapids; two sisters; Faye (Paul) Jacobs of Grand Rapids and Peggy (Kenny) Hoaglin of Lakeview and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Jannie was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Opal Marek; one brother, Henry Marek and one sister, Mary Etzel.

Funeral services for Jannie will be Friday, March 14, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Brigham Funeral Chapel, 9977 W. Howard City-Edmore Road, Lakeview.  Visitation for Jannie will be on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. also at the Brigham Funeral Chapel in Lakeview.  A luncheon will be held following the funeral service in the Funeral Chapel Banquet Room.

 In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions be made payable to the Brigham Funeral Chapel to assist with burial expenses.

 Condolences can be made to the family utilizing the guestbook below.




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