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Janice Lynn Hauff, age 75, of Gowen, passed away Wednesday evening at Spectrum Health-United Hospital in Greenville. The daughter of Louis & Beryl (Snider) Peer, she was born on October 25, 1937 in Greenville and was a graduate of Greenville High School. On November 18, 1961, in Alpena, she married Martin D. Hauff and together they enjoyed 51 years of marriage.

A devoted wife and mother, she also enjoyed mushrooming, ceramics, knitting, needlework, and handicrafts and was a member of the Red Hat Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, George Peer and Donald Peer; and a daughter, Terri Tillen. Surviving are her husband, Martin Hauff of Gowen; her children, Deborah & Dennis Harold of Republic, Jerry & Kimberly Burns of Gowen, Greg Hauff of Lowell, and Kimberly & James Melson of Cedar Springs; a son-in-law, Bob Tillen of Evansville, Indiana; two brothers, Louis & Geneva Peer of Rockford, and Stanley & Lisa Peer of Pensacola, Florida; four siblings-in-law, George & Betty Hauff of Alpena, Robert Hauff of Pontiac, Kenneth & Lori Hauff of Alpena, and Diane Zinsli of Traverse City; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Janice’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on April 30, 2013 at the Greenville New Testament Church, 13615 10 Mile Road N.E. at Ashley Avenue, Greenville, with Pastor John Paepke officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory Janice to your favorite charity would be appreciated. Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Janice’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Anonymous on April 17, 2013 at 12:00 am


    01/23/2015 –


    Mom – Today we say good bye to your brother. Now you have all of your brothers and sisters with you. Heaven must be an awesome place. I am taking care of Dad as best as I can. I miss you every day. Love you tons. Kim

    04/21/2014 –


    Hi Mom ~ I know it seems silly to write in your sympathy book now but its been just over a year. The year has gone by with tear and laughter and has gone by very quickly. I miss you every day and sometimes find myself saying “What would Mom do” or “Boy Mom told me it would be like that”. I would imagine you will be joined shortly by your brother Stan. Please make his entry into your world easy. Dad is doing ok and so is everyone else. Say hi to Bama for me. I love and miss you.

    04/28/2013 –

    DeVere Peer

    Aunt Janice was my favorite, we grew up together she was 3 years older then me. We spent many hours together playing. Wish I had taken more time as I got older to spend time with her and uncle Marty. She will be so very much missed. Love you Aunt Janice. Rest in peace.

    04/27/2013 –

    Kim Melson

    Mom – I miss you so much. I know you are in a better place with no pain and suffering. I am glad that you are at peace. But I still will miss you everyday. You were a fantastic Mom. And I hope I made you proud. Love Kim

    04/26/2013 –

    Teri Comstock

    This came as sad news. Janice was a lovely lady who I had the pleasure of meeting. May God wrap his arms around her beautiful family and comfort them in this difficult time. No more pain No more tears. God has brought her home to the heavens above.

    04/23/2013 –

    Bob Tillen

    My sympathy and prayers go out to all friends and family of Jan. I was blessed to have her as a Mother-in-law and always found her so warm and supporting especially at times when I really needed it. My visits with Terri to see her and Marty will always be a happy memory with me.

    04/22/2013 –

    Gregory Hauff

    Missing you Mom, it is so warm out right now. You would love it. I went out looking for mushrooms today and thought about you. The flowers that you liked are coming up and are so beautiful. I love you and you will always be here with me. Everyday I walk outside I think of you.It’s just not the same without you. I know you are there in my heart and I love you so much.

    04/22/2013 –

    Karen Welniak (VDS)

    Kim and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    04/21/2013 –

    Kimberly Burns

    I will miss my dear mother-in-law, she lived close for a few years now and I loved being able to walk over and see her any time and enjoyed having dinner together several times each week.

    04/19/2013 –

    Randy and Dawn Kincaid

    Aunt Janice was a wonderful lady and I have many great memories to cherish. She will be missed.

    04/19/2013 –

    Ken and Deidre Taylor

    Prayers for you whole family. May God’s peace surround you all.

    04/19/2013 –

    Heather & Dale Erickson

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    04/19/2013 –

    The Lett Family

    Our sympathy and condolences to all of Janice’s family.
    It was obvious from the first time we met Janice at Kim’s engagement to Jim how close the Hauff family is and the joy Janice took in her kids being happy. We are so sorry for this difficult loss.

    04/19/2013 –

    Doreen Akkerhuis

    My Favorite Aunt, I will miss her alot.

    04/18/2013 –

    Sarah Padgett

    My heart goes out to the family, who was so blessed to have her in their lives. I loved Janice with all my heart and my kids even called her Grandma Hauff. She will be greatly missed.

    04/18/2013 –

    Kandi and Mike Dailey

    We love you and are sending prayers for peace and comfort! She was a wonderful lady.

    04/18/2013 –

    Row Row and Judd

    My prayers go to the family, may your hearts find peace. The few times I was able to sit and talk with her she had me cracking up. She was full of stories and smiles. You were very blessed to have had her in your Lives. Thank you for sharing her with us.

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  2. Kim on March 31, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Hi Mom,

    We are quickly approaching your anniversary date. Can’t believe you have been gone for 3 years. A lot has happened. I am sure you see it all and I am sure you have helped guide me thru the past year. I just want you to know that I am doing fine. Trying to take care of Dad but he hasn’t been feeling so good lately. I know how much you would like him up there with you and the family however I would like to keep him a little while longer :o), Madison has turned into a beautiful young woman. You would love to see her. I still see here every month even though Jim and I are not together anymore. I miss you so much and think of you often. Please give Uncle Stan a big hug from me. Don’t let him cheat at cards in heaven.

  3. Kim on February 16, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Hi Mom,

    Well I am doing my best to take care of Dad. It is a typical Michigan winter cold and lots of snow. Dad of course hates the winter. I wish he was healthy enough to go south but he is not. I’m a Grandma. Madison had Amber last March. She is beautiful and Madison is a good Mom. She has a tough road ahead but she is doing good.

    Jay and Greg are good as well. I try to keep everyone on track.

    Anyway, its time for this 50 year old to get back to work.

    Love and miss you.
    Love Kim

  4. Your daughter on April 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Hi mom I canGÇÖt believe itGÇÖs going to be your six-year anniversary of your death. Seems like yesterday that Jay was calling me yelling in the phone that you were down and I thought you had fallen. I miss you every day. Madison turned 18 today IGÇÖm so proud of her and I still call her my daughter and I have a granddaughter now her name is Amber and you wouldGÇÖve loved her. DadGÇÖs doing OK. So is everybody else. ItGÇÖs been a long winter and I hope itGÇÖs almost over. Give everyone a hug in Heaven for me. I love you and miss you. Kimberly

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