Janis was preceded in death by her son, Aaron Husmann; her parents, Francis E. Neighbors and Marion, nee Wecker, Lauzon; her step-father, Bernard A. Lauzon; and her mother-in-law, Viola Husmann.
Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Dennis B. Husmann, whom she married on August 7, 1972;
her daughter, Leah Oplt;
two grandchildren, Renee and Hayley Oplt;
five sisters, Deborah K. (Jeff) Stovey, Theresa A. (Don) Word,
Mary C. (John) Schweiss, and Diana L. (Kevin) Knapp, all of Belleville, IL,
and Angela K. (Don) Manarang of St. Louis, MO;
a sister-in-law, Diane Husmann;
aunts and uncles;
and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
My families deepest sympathy for your loss. May God bless your family and take care of all of you. You are in our prayers
Larry Dunn, Cumming, GA, 30041
Dennis, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss her each and every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May God bless you and your family with comfort, love, and strength.
Jami Moore, Cumming, GA, 30041
I met you when you were only 15, on March 21, 1970, at the Teen Age Center in Belleville. You were the most beautiful girl I had ever seen, and I fell in love with you the moment we met.
We married when I was 19 and you were 17.
We grew up together. There were good times, and bad times, and many in-between times. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
We dreamed of children and grandchildren, and of a time when we would grow old together.
Now those dreams have drawn to a close. You have left me to be with Aaron, something you desperately wanted. I know that you have found both joy and peace, and for that I am grateful.
But now I feel an absence that cannot be filled. I look for you in the house, but you have gone away. I miss you so much – I’m lost without you.
It is difficult for me to understand that you really haven’t left. You are here in Leah’s smile, in Renee’s thoroughness, and in Hayley’s “take no prisoners” attitude.
Yet It’s hard to feel anything but sad right now. Slowly I will find that balance, to be able to remember the happy times and not feel saddened by your absence.
Someday we’ll be together again. Until then, I will pay you homage by celebrating the rest of my life with the greatest gifts you ever gave me – my daughter and my granddaughters. My girls.
Dennis husmann, Belleville, Il, 62226