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Janet E. Eichler, age 69, of Lakeview, passed away early Wednesday morning, May 12, 2021, at her home under the loving care of her family and friends following a eight-year battle with multiple myeloma. The daughter of Harold Herman and Florence Marie (Dzur) Hogston, she was born on January 4, 1952, in Muskegon, Michigan.

After graduating from Muskegon High School, she earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from the Hackley School of Nursing in Muskegon, and spent many years working as a Registered Nurse at Spectrum Health-Kelsey Hospital in Lakeview. She then turned to reflexology, continuing to see clients until just before her death. Janet loved people, books, and Lake Michigan, and was happiest when she could share her gifts of healing and compassion with others in the community.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her son, Kevin Eichler; her sister, Lois Hogston of Edmore; two brothers, Darrell (Lori) Hogston of New Era, and Carl (Kathy) Hogston of North Muskegon; a paternal aunt, Lola Priese of New Era; her best friend of nearly fifty years, Elaine Rossman of Lakeview; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; as well as many dear friends and colleagues.

Honoring Janet’s wishes, a celebration of life will be held at a later date and burial will take place privately at Benona Township Cemetery near Shelby. Instead of flowers, Janet would have appreciated contributions in her memory to any organization that lifts up those who are in need of a helping hand.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Janet’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory of her, please visit:  Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Mary Johnson on May 19, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Lois, Kevin, Elaine, I am sending my deepest condolences on the loss of Janet. I remember her so well, in some of the best moments and some of the darkest moments of her life. I haven’t seen her in years but will always remember her smile!!!! Know that I will keep you in my hearts and prayers.

  2. Sue Stimer Muns on May 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Janet was my charge nurse when I worked as a nurse’s aid in the 70’s.
    I loved the teamwork she fostered. It was one of my best working experiences.
    I was so inspired by Janet’s leadership, I applied and attended her Alma Mater.
    I reconnected with Janet in the past few years. It was great to catch up and reminisce.
    Rest in Peace, my friend. God speed.

  3. Mari Wise on May 21, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Janet ,was one of my ardent student’s and she became a great reflexologist , because she cared about people so much . I also had the privilege of working with her at the Med Center on occasion. Her sweet spirit will be missed by many ! My heartfelt sorrow to her family and son . You are home and made whole now Janet and enjoying the things that only heaven can bring …. till we meet again ….

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