Wilt, Janis

Janis M. Wilt, 80, of Sand Creek, Mich., died Nov. 6, 2019, at Hospice of Lenawee.

She was born July 30, 1939, in Defiance, Ohio, to Richard and Maxine (Newcomb) Munk. On Aug. 23, 1959, at Adrian College, she married Lawrence A. Wilt, and he survives.

Janis worked for Sand Creek Schools in the cafeteria and as a school bus driver. She was also employed by the FSA Office and the Friend of the Court, and she was a dedicated partner of Wilt Farms. She was a big supporter of Sand Creek Schools and helped with the building of the gymnasium by hosting fund-raising activities such as Bingo and making popcorn and hot chocolate. Janis was a very accomplished seamstress and was known as the “Pocket Lady” and the “Cow Lady.” She was a Detroit Tiger fan, but was an Aggie through and through.

In addition to her husband, Larry, she is survived by two sons, David (and Ella Noel) and Jeffrey (and Denise) Wilt; a daughter, Julie (and Craig) Phenicie; a brother, James (and Lisa) Munk; a sister, Jacqueline (and Ken) Gibbs; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jeremy “Jeri” Jones.

Visitation is planned from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral Home, with Pastor Donna Galloway officiating. A private burial has taken place.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee or Weston United Methodist Church.