Jeannette Catania

Jeannette Elsie Catania (Selent)

Monday, September 14th, 1936 - Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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Our loving Mother, Jeanette Elsie (Selent) Catania went peacefully to her Heavenly home on November 23, 2020 at her daughters under the loving care of her family.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM, at Lake Michigan Christian Center, 9955 Church St, Bridgman with Pastor Erik Gustafson officiating. Friends may visit with the Family starting at 11:00 AM prior to the service. Masks & Social Distancing will be required.

Jeanette was born to Edward and Elsie (Mischke) Selent on September 14, 1936. She married Albert Catania (deceased March 15, 1965). They had 6 children, Douglas Catania(deceased), Deborah Catania, Catherine Catania, Cynthia (Gary) Klutts, Joseph (Pam) Catania and Joy Woods, 13 Grandchildren, 26 Great Grandchildren, and the 100’s of other children she adopted into her heart and her family. She is also survived by a sister, Beverly Selent. She was preceded in death by four Brothers and one Sister.

She graduated from St. Joe High School in 1954. Jan worked in sales at Whirlpool, where she was also an appliance model. She then had a daycare in her home for many years. She worked at ICMS and Larry Nye’s in Baroda. And then worked many years for Underwater Construction before she retired in 2018. She loved spending time with her family. She was a huge fan of UofM football and enjoyed watching the games with her son, grandsons and siblings especially on the Big Field in Ann Arbor. She loved her Ladies golf league. She was the best crossword solver, loved to read, and adored by all.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Lake Michigan Christian Center - Bridgman
    9955 Church St.
    Bridgman, MI 49106
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, December 5th, 2020 12:00pm
    Lake Michigan Christian Center - Bridgman
    9955 Church St.
    Bridgman, MI 49106
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Kathy Harris

Posted at 08:22am
Jan never met a stranger. I remember being in Las Vegas with her & she always knew the names of those playing the slots on either side of her. Plus where they were from. Her laugh & smile would light up the room. Although I hadn’t seen her a lot in the last few years I will always treasure our friendship. Prayers for all of you as you go ahead in life without her presence.
Kathy Harris

Aden Kamala

Posted at 07:04pm
I am really sorry that I was unable to make it to the funeral. Please forgive me I had a pre-planned trip that was difficult to change.
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Sharon Hutchcraft

Posted at 04:03pm
I pray for all of Jan's family and friends. I met Jan at Underwater Construction and she always greeted me with a warm smile and was so nice and friendly to everyone. She will be missed everyday and may she rest in peace.
Sharon Hutchcraft

Reta Smith

Posted at 06:49pm
I went to high school with Jeannette and became friends during that time. She was such a friendly and outgoing person and was fun to be with! It was a pleasure to have known her and so sad that she is now gone! She will be remembered with pleasant thoughts! Reta Shoup Smith

Denise Varney Gersonde

Posted at 06:15pm
I was so sad to hear of Jan's passing. My sincerest condolensces to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jan was an amazing woman, always had a smile and was always so sincere and welcoming when you saw her. Jan treated all her kid's friends like one of her own. Being one of the "neighborhood Mom's" she didn't let you get away with anything either or not anything serious at least. Jan will always live in the hearts and cherished memories of all whose lives she touched. Prayers for comfort and strength to all the family and all who loved her. RIP Jan, fly with the Angels dear lady.

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