Janice Margaret Russell (nee Halbert), born September 23, 1958, left her earthly home on May 29, 2018. The blessings of heaven have been granted to her. Jan was a loving mother to Maggie and soul mate to her husband Lee. Lee and Jan enjoyed 25 years together. Their life began in New Jersey where they met before returning to Jan’s hometown in Michigan. Their lives were made complete with the addition of Maggie when she was three years old. They settled into life with a new child and all the harmony of school, activities and travel. All of Jan’s love was poured into the success and accomplishments of their daughter Maggie and her love for music, athletics and passion for academics. Jan’s love, Lee, was her perfect supporting husband, companion and father to Maggie. Jan was known in the family as Aunt Janta Clause because of her Christmas spirit. Jan is preceded in death by her parents Lester and Evelyn Halbert; beloved stepmother Helen Halbert; brother Dennis Halbert; father- and mother-in-law Kenneth and Myra Russell; and brother-in-law Kingsley Russell. Jan will be greatly missed by her siblings Marve (Pat) Halbert; Paula (Bill) Fegel; Susan (Rick) Dunham; Terry (Gemma) Halbert; and Nancy (Bill) Wier; brother-in-law Ian Russell, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to give special thanks to the doctors and staff at Cancer and Hematology of West Michigan and Hospice of Michigan for their devotion to Jan’s care. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Robert of Newminster Parish, 6477 Ada Dr SE, Ada, MI on Tuesday, June 5, at 11 AM. Rev. Leonard Sudlik presiding. Visitation will be held at O’Brien Gerst Funeral Home, 3980 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI on Monday, June 4, 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM and one hour prior to Mass on June 5 at St. Robert. Interment will be a private family ceremony. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding Ave SE, Ada, MI 49301.