Janis Ponemeckis born May 12 1929 went to be with his Lord on April 4 2012. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife Malvina of 41 years; both parents two sisters and one brother in Latvia. He is survived by his niece and Godchild Indra Sanford. He is also survived by his nieces children Jessica Sonya Ludwick and Jason Ludwick; seven of his grand-grand nieces and nephews; his 1st cousin Arija Gacia and family in Latvia. Janis was a graduate with an Associate Degree in Science from Davenport College. He was also a graduate from LaSalle Extension University with an accounting diploma. He worked for the City of Grand Rapids as a Deputy Comptroller. He retired from the city on May 11 1994. He will be missed by his many friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM at Sts. Peter and Paul Church 520 Myrtle St. NW Rev. Dennis Morrow presiding. Rosary will be recited 7:00 PM. Visitation 6-8 PM at the OBrien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel 3980 Cascade Rd., SE. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 129 Jefferson Ave. SE Grand Rapids Michigan 4903.