Janet L. Hettinger, age 81 of Allegan, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 11th, at the Wings Home in Allegan. Jan was born on September 15th, 1937 to the late Howard and Susie Pierce of Otsego.
Jan was a long time member of the Allegan County Pleasure Riders, the Allegan Mounted Division, The Michigan Harness Racing Association, and Otsego Moose Lodge. Jan and her late husband John, rode in the bi-centennial wagon train in 1976. They also trained and raced standard bred horses in the county fair circuits and spent many years in Hawkinsville, Georgia at the Hawkinsville training center training and racing horses. Jan was an avid lover of photography and nature at its best, collecting every leaf and pine cone that ever fell from a tree!
Jan loved all 6 of her children (Most of the time) but her true loves were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she loved to spoil and spent every moment she was able.
Jan is survived by 4 children; Kathy (Tim)m Clawson of Allegan, Cindy (Rob) Forrest of Gobles, Steve (Karen) Hettinger of South Carolina, Roger (Kim) Hettinger of Jackson, Michigan, 3 nieces; Kim Pierce, Debby Nutter, and Denise Dedrich as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her late husband of 34 years John F. Hettinger, 2 sons; Kevin Blakeman and John Michael Hettinger, as well as her brother and sister-in-law; Bill and Shirley Pierce.
Memorial donations may be made to "Wings Home' at 530 Linn Street in Allegan, Michigan.
Per Jan's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held at a later date.
In Closing, the family would like to thank everyone at Meadow Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomingdale, Bronson Lakeview Behavioral Health, Life Care Center of Plainwell and Wings Home in Allegan for their help in making Jan comfortable during her time with us. You are all amazing people and we will never forget you!
There will be a memorial service at 313 Depot St. in Gobles, Michigan on June 29th, 2019 from 11AM to 11:30AM with an open house to immediately follow.