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Janet Elizabeth (Osgood) Rennels

January 20, 1927 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Janet Rennels Obituary

Janet Elizabeth (Osgood) Rennels, 97, passed away peacefully into eternity on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at The Willows at Tiffin.

Jan was born in Bedford Township, MI to Addison and Lydia (Winslow) Osgood on January 20, 1927.  She grew up in Bedford Township on the historic family farm and graduated from Monroe High School in 1944, Toledo Hospital School of Nursing in 1947 and University of Toledo in 1950.  

Jan married Donald Rennels on September 09, 1950.  Together Jan and Don raised three children as they lived in different communities before settling in Tiffin, Ohio in 1966.  Jan was a member of Cadet Nurse Corps and worked as an RN in hospitals in Toledo, Bowling Green, and Dayton.  In Tiffin, she was an active member of St. Paul’s UMC and UM Women, past member of the YMCA and Y-wives, United Way board, and Red-cross blood mobile volunteer.

Jan was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend.  She enjoyed spending time traveling with Don in their RV, playing golf, and visiting family and friends all over the country.  She loved music, singing and playing the piano, especially for her grandchildren.  She was an avid reader, enjoyed word search puzzles, her family history and kept very detailed notes on her everyday life which will be treasured by the family.

Jan is survived by her children, Linda (Paul) Schleuniger of Wildomar, CA; Craig (Linda) Rennels of Findlay; daughter-in-law, Melissa Rennels of Tiffin; six grandchildren, Nathan Spoon, William Rennels, Emma (Matt) Wellbaum, Lydia Rennels, Alyssa (Cody) Miller, and Hailee Rennels.  Six great grandchildren also survive her to cherish her memory.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Donald Rennels; her eldest son, Garry Rennels in 2019; and brother, Harold Osgood in 2019.

Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 03, 2024 at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-2424.  A Memorial Service will follow at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Charlene Thomas officiating. 

A private burial will be at the family farm cemetery in Michigan later this year.

The family extends a special thank you to the Willows at Tiffin and Heartland Hospice Care for the excellent care and compassion the last few months. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial gift to St. Paul’s UMC, Tiffin, The Willows at Tiffin or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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February 3, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory
236 S. Washington St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

Memorial Service
February 3, 2024

1:00 PM
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory
236 S. Washington St.
Tiffin, OH 44883


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