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Obituary: Mary R. Janz

December 23, 1944 – February 3, 2024

Mary R. Janz, nee Cross, age 79, of Steger, IL passed away, peacefully at home, on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Beloved wife for 60 years of Joseph Janz. Loving mother of Laura (Lester) Dehr and Joe (Missy) Janz. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Nicholas, Jason, and Jacob. Dear sister of Donna Cottingham, the late Lee Cross and the late Bob Cross. Preceded in death by her parents Rudy and Margaret (nee Croarkin) Cross.

Mary inspired and touched so many lives. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Visitation Tuesday, February 6, 2024 from 4:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt.30/Pleasant Springs Ln.), Dyer, IN. Prayer service Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home leaving to St. Liborius Catholic Church 71 W. 35th St. Steger, IL for a 10:00 a.m. funeral Mass, with Rev. officiating. Interment Assumption Cemetery – Glenwood, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to EWTN Global Catholic Network (https://www.ewtn.com/) For further information, please contact 219-322-7300.

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