Jan Marie Sayer, 66, of Niles

Published 5:16pm Thursday, June 20, 2013

Born: Jan. 13, 1947

Died: June 19, 2013

Jan Marie Sayer, 66, of Niles, Mich., died at 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, after an extended illness. She was born on Jan. 13, 1947 in Niles to John B. and Eileen (O’Brien) Wainwright.

Jan was graduated from Brandywine High school in 1965. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed many social activities. She had been an Avon representative for over three decades. She also enjoyed being a buyer for the Lakeland Community Hospital Gift Shop for several years.

On April 25, 1967, Jan married Victor Vinnedge, who preceded her in death on July 4, 1972. On Dec. 31, 1987, she married Stephen Sayer, who survives. Also surviving are her daughters Tricia (and Gary) Wolfinger and Alicia (and Jason) Swenson, both of Niles; grandchildren Michael (and Jennifer) Bounds, Joseph Cabanaw, Joshua and Jacob Wolfinger, and J.D. and Grace Swenson; great-grandchild, Oliver Bounds; her mother Eileen (and Joe) Woods of Panama City, Florida; a brother John (and Theo) Wainwright of Maui, and a sister Karen (and Vince) O’Keefe of Panama City Florida.

In addition to her first husband, Jan was also preceded in death by her son Robbie Vinnedge and sister, Cheryl Wainwright who also died on July 4, 1972; her granddaughter Alison Marie Bounds, who died on March 25, 1996; and her father.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Halbritter Funeral Home. The family will be gathering privately for services.

Contributions in memory of Jan may be made to the Tree of Love or Hospice at Home.


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