OBITUARY

Jan L. Falls

August 26, 1954July 6, 2013

Jan L. Falls East Lansing, MI

Age 58, passed peacefully July 6, 2013 with family present after a courageous 10 year battle with cancer. She was born and raised in Fowlerville, MI. Jan worked 30 years at MSU with 27 years to service to the College of Osteopathic Medicine where she worked as an Administrative Assistant and Program Director in the Offices of Continuing Medical Education and Faculty Development, Learning and Leadership. She was also Past President of Michigan Meeting Planners. Jan enjoyed many things: expressing her views to others and always doing the best she could in all aspects of her life; daily interactions with her family, many friends and colleagues; trips to FL, AZ and to her condominium at Shanty Creek Resort in Northern MI; working and interacting with so many outstanding and devoted osteopathic physicians, and other health care professionals she encountered in her daily work, and in the continuing medical education courses she coordinated; frequent interactions with osteopathic medical students; promoting Osteopathic Medicine, especially Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine; attending MSU basketball and football games; good wine and a good “Chocolate Martini”. Jan is remembered as a devoted and loving wife and mother, special friend to all those persons she encountered, no matter their status in life, a confidant and an empathetic human being. She was an advocate for those who sought her advice and help.

She was preceded in death by her father, Keith E. Huck.

Surviving are her husband, William M. Falls, Ph.D., Associate Dean/Student Services MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and Professional Anatomy, East Lansing, MI; son, Trever G. Carson, Tucson, AZ; mother, Vondell (Kingsley) Huck, Fowlerville, MI; 2 brothers, Keith E. Huck, Jr., Fowlerville, MI and Craig A. Huck, Salt Lake City, UT.

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, 1230 Bower Street, Howell, MI 48843. Ph. (517) 546-2730. Luncheon will be at the church.

A special thank you to all the devoted and compassionate health care professionals, many who became very good friends, who helped Jan during her illness. A special thank you to Great Lakes Hospice and the Ingham County Medical Care Facility for Jan’s excellent and compassionate end of life care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the William M. Falls, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship in the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (Office of Development, A-310 East Fee Hall, 965 Fee Road, East Lansing, MI 48824). Please write allocation code #A500461 on donation.

The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.greastlansing.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, July 12, 2013
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Vicky Norris, DO

July 19, 2013

Dr. Falls,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Polina Frolov

July 17, 2013

Dear Dr. Falls,
Please accept my deepest condolences. I was so sad when I found out that your wife had passed away. You and your family in my thoughts and prayers... I hope you are doing okay.
Sincerely, Polina Frolov MSUCOM 2014

Dr. Jeff Stuk

July 16, 2013

Dr. Falls:

My deepest sympathies to you in the loss of Jan.

Dr. Jeff Stuk
Class of 1992

July 16, 2013

Dear Dr. Falls,
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Craig Glines

Julie Burnham

July 16, 2013

Dear Dr. Falls, My deepest condolences to you and your family. I was a graduate of MSUCOM 1994 and remembered how beautiful and kind your wife always was. What a contagious smile. I did not know her more than this, but know what a gift you were blessed with. May her eternal peace bring rest to your heart.
Julie Burnham, D.O.

July 15, 2013

Dr. Falls:

My condolences for your loss.

Gayle Thorne

July 13, 2013

A little light has gone out of this world with Jan no longer here. Yes, she was my friend and I shall miss her smiling face and her always upbeat outlook on life. Jan will forever be in my heart.
Joyce Welch, Longboat Key, Florida

Ned and Cheryl Canfield

July 12, 2013

Dear Bill,

We will miss our friend and your lovely wife. Jan's way with people always made one feel special. She was a wonderful person. We will pray for your family and for your comfort it this difficult time.

Ron and Katrina Maxwell

July 12, 2013

Thinking of you and sincerely hoping that time and warm memories will help to ease your sadness.

July 12, 2013

Bill,
May the sorrow you feel in your heart be tempered by the love and respect that surrounds you.
John I. Johnson