A love story that began in 1955 continues as Jan joins Bud in heaven. Joyce A. “Jan” Andenno, 88, of Palm Harbor, FL formerly of Belding, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 under the loving care of her family and Sun Coast Hospice. Jan was born on September 9, 1932 near Wahoo, NE, the daughter of Harvey and Florence (Nelson) Wallin.
Jan graduated from Wahoo High School with the Class of 1949. After high school Jan attended Luther College in Fremont, NE. Jan taught school for two years in a one room school house in Nebraska. At the age of 22 Jan moved to Chicago from Omaha and was employed with Trans World Airlines. While in Chicago Jan met a young World War II Veteran by the name of Anthony Joseph Andenno who was in medical school in Chicago. In 1960 the Andenno family moved to Belding where they raised their family. After her children were grown Jan earned her teaching degree at Grand Rapids Jr. College. Teaching and children were her passion where she taught at Freedom Acres as a parapro for several years. After retiring from the school Jan loved helping her daughter Patti at the Morning Glory Bakery.
Jan and her husband were longtime members of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Belding. Jan was active in church helping on funeral luncheons and served on various committees. Her daughter Patti and she gave a lot of time to the Belding Museum, Veterans Park, B Foundation and countless other groups and organizations in Belding. Family was most important thing to Jan and the big white house on Hanover St. was always a welcoming open home.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dr. A. Joseph Andenno, daughter Patti, two brothers Kenneth and Donnie, grandson Daryn Dexter. She is loved and survived by her children; Carole Adams of Palm Harbor, FL, Don (Sherri) Andenno of Byron Center, Tom Andenno of Colorado Springs, CO, grandchildren; Elizabeth (Neal) Routson, Katherine (Matt) Rogers, Shelby Andenno and fiancé (Jarryd), Devin Andenno, Dustin Dexter, Brad Batzer, Haylee Batzer, Anthony Andenno, great grandchildren; Avery, Wyatt, Emerson, Beckett, and one sister; Doris Parsons of Sioux City, Iowa.
Due to the COVID pandemic funeral services will be for family only at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. No visitation will take place. The family requests no flowers. Please consider a memorial contribution to the Patti Andenno-Batzer Educational Scholarship Fund at Belding High School or the Belding Museum. Contributions can be sent to Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, 203 S. Pleasant St. Belding, MI 48809 where funeral care has been entrusted.
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