Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home

6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Janice Elaine Tupper-Dreyer

January 13, 1950December 5, 2019

Janice “Jan” Elaine Tupper-Dreyer, 69, of Fort Wayne, passed away on December 5, 2019. She was born in Decatur, IN, on January 13, 1950 to John and Bertha (Spohn) Hill. She was a member of The Journey - Free Methodist Church. She loved sewing, gardening, cooking, and attending her children’s and grandchildren's sporting events. She is survived by her husband, John Dreyer; her children, Paul Tupper of Washington, D.C., and his husband, Toku Kawata; John Tupper, of Fort Wayne, and his wife, Jamie, and their children, Jessica, Dylan, and Cameron; stepson Joseph Dreyer, of Atlanta, GA, and his husband, Raymond Lam; stepson Justin Dreyer, of Fort Wayne; her brothers Jerry, Robert, and Paul; and sister Norma, and their families, including many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Judith and her brother, Jim. Calling services will be Wednesday at 2:00-4:00 p.m and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home at 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN. Funeral service will be held at the same location Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with a showing one hour before. Donations can be made to The Journey - Free Methodist Church. For online condolences, please visit www.hockemeyermillerfh.com.


  • The Journey - Free Methodist Church


  • Calling Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Calling Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 12, 2019


Janice Elaine Tupper-Dreyer

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Margaret DeMeritt

December 12, 2019

Our sympathies to family and friends.
Janice was a classmate and I know she will be missed by all who knew her.

Tonya Rich

December 11, 2019

Paul and Johnny,
My heart goes out to both of you and your families. I know how proud Aunt Jan was of her boys. May the peace of God sustain you.
Tonya (one of the many nieces)

Todd Butler

December 10, 2019

I will never forget the time we went to Johnny’s little league game. There was a boy there who was deaf. Aunt Jan said, “Look at the bright side, he won’t be able to hear you curse at him”. Or, all the times I’d spend spring break with John, Jan, Paul and Johnny. I love you Aunt Jan.

Paul Tupper

December 10, 2019

Mom loved to visit me in Washington, D.C. and during one of those visits she was my date for my best friend’s wedding. Without stealing the spotlight from the grooms, she was the life of the party as you can see by this picture. Everyone loved meeting her and hearing the embarrassing stories of me she liked to tell. I loved having her there and it was a treat to show her a different aspect of my life in my adopted city each time she visited.