Janet Kleinmann

Janet Kleinmann, 79, of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL, with her family by her side.

Janet was born July 9, 1939, to Arthur and Tillie (nee Zobrist) Oswald in Highland IL, where she lived her entire life. On August 26, 1967, she married Robert D. Kleinmann in Highland, IL.

Janet was a devoted wife and mother, and her grandchildren brought great joy to her life. She loved cooking, and socializing with friends and family. Janet enjoyed life to the fullest. She never met a stranger and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room.

She worked at Alton Box Board, Highland Elementary School cafeteria and then went on to work at SIUE until retiring. After retirement, she enjoyed life in Highland and at the Lake of the Ozarks with Bob and her family. She continued volunteering at the VFW in Highland and at Faith Countryside.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Art and Tillie Oswald; husband, Robert D. Kleinmann; brother, Darwin Oswald; sister-in-law, Pat Oswald; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charlie and Stella Kleinmann.

She is survived by her children, Randy (Ann) Kleinmann, Highland, IL, Maria (fiancé Mark Geppert) Marsh, Olathe, KS; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Matthew and Meridith Kleinmann, Ben and Wil Marsh; sisters-in-law, Betty (Bill) Green, Jasper, AL, Audrey (Rich) Lehmkuhl, Theodosia, MO; three nieces; six nephews and an amazing group of friends that were as close to family as you can get.

Memorials may be made to HACSM or Highland VFW Post #5694

Visitation: Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL.

Funeral Service: Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm, Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL.

Clergy: Rev. Will VerDuin, Associate Pastor, Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, IL.

Interment: Highland City Cemetery.

Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL

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