THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Janet M. Shepherd
Issue Date: October 4, 2018
Janet Mae (Leiphart) Shepherd, 84, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 30, 2018 with family by her side at Roubal Care and Rehab Center in Stephenson, Mi.
Born Sept. 26, 1934 in Munising, Mi., to Gidian and Dorothy (Heckathorn) Leiphart, she was raised in Munising and graduated from Munising High School. Her family moved to Daggett, Mi. in 1956 when their parents purchased and managed Bildo's Bar and Museum.
She married Ronald Shepherd on Oct. 26, 1957 in the Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Daggett, where they were members for many years and he preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1992.
In earlier years, she worked at People's Clothing Store, Farm House Restaurant, Guard Pallet Company and was a nurse's aide at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility and at Roubals Nursing Home. She also worked as a Senior Companion with the Community Action Agency and was a past member of the Daggett Lioness Club.
She cherished her family, loved baking, fishing, hunting, camping, going to the casino and out to eat, especially desserts.
She is survived by three sons, Kevin (Pat Moraska) Shepherd of Felch, Mi., Dale (Nancy Kruhmin) Shepherd of Wallace, Mi. and Randy (Robin) Shepherd of Niagara; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, David (Roxi) Leiphart of Stephenson and Tim (Cheri) Leiphart of Daggett; two sisters, Billie (the late Carl II) Lindquist of Munising and Dottie (Robert) Hermanson of Sayner and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ron; a twin sister, Janel Bower and a brother, Gidian Leiphart.
The family will receive friends and family at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson, Mi. on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Memorial Services will follow with Rev. Duane Wils officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery at a later date. A memorial fund will be established and any acts of kindness or sympathy can be directed to a family member.