Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

621 South Jefferson, Mason, MI


Janet Louise Iansiti

March 20, 1950March 6, 2020

Janet Louise Iansiti passed away suddenly on March 6, 2020 while wintering in Arizona. Janet was born March 20,1950 to Harold and Dorothy Lantz in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Janet was a 1968 graduate of Shepherd High School. She attended Lansing Business College and worked many years at Auto-Owners. She retired from Capitol Bancorp in 2009. As President of the Friends of the Mason Library, and member of the Aurelius Library Friends, she worked tirelessly to ensure funding for many library programs, as well as the restoration and remodeling of the historic Mason library building.

She loved her Corvettes and was very active in the Capital City Corvette Club and its various charitable activities. She loved animals big and small, supported their causes, and cherished her dog Toby, who never left her side. Janet was beautiful, healthy, young-at-heart, fun loving, and adventurous. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends but enjoyed spending time with her grandkids most of all. She traveled the country with her husband, Craig, always adding to her list of new places to visit and things to do and see. Janet loved sailing, flying, camping, Corvette-ing, and watching the Spartans. She was always ready to go anywhere at a moment’s notice for the next adventure. She was a voracious reader and loved to research and learn. She also loved working in her flower gardens, picking berries, watching wildlife, and thoroughly enjoyed her home in the country near Mason. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Left to mourn her loss is her husband, Craig; fur baby, Toby; children, Nicole (Brian) Kent, Andrew (Cindy) Bodo, Corinne (Brian) Broyles and Tom (Carla) Iansiti; grandchildren, Jacob and Hannah Kent, Keegan and Grady Broyles and Dylan and Vincent Iansiti; sister, Charlotte Mink; brother, Rick (Carolyn) Lantz; brother-in-law, Mark Iansiti; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends.

A private viewing will be held for family with a larger memorial service to be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Janet to Capital Area Humane Society at 7095 W. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906 or Friends of the Mason Library at 145 W. Ash St, Mason, MI 48854.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Ball-Dunn Chapel, Mason.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.grbdmason.com


  • Capital Area Humane Society
  • Friends of the Mason Library


  • Memorial at a later Date


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Jill Ostanek Cutting

March 21, 2020

Craig & Family.........So, So Sorry To Hear Of Janet's Passing.......Know You Are All In My Thoughts & Prayers.......

Tina Hoglund

March 20, 2020

Words can’t convey our sadness for your loss. Janet was the kindest, most thoughtful and loving person. She will me missed by all who knew her. As Uncle Joe once told me: Her life isn’t gone, it’s just changed. Janet will always be with you and Toby.
Tina and Norm

Crystal Noecker

March 20, 2020

So many great memories of Janet helping at all the Friends book sales and the library landscaping, did we ever get the shrubs trimmed just right? Cherish all your memories of great times. We are so sad and are missing her sweet soul. Be well.

Crystal Noecker

Karla Maddock

March 19, 2020

As I told you, you & Janet were thee very first to welcome us to Beachcombers & said "get that car washed" ! Please take care of you & I will call to check on you. God Bless & know that Angel Janet is watching over you & Toby.
Love, Karla with a 'K' from ND

'Randy' Knockeart

March 19, 2020

To my snowbird friend. Once someone met you, they knew they had a special friend. You always made EVERYONE feel so welcomed. You had that “extra gear” that so few have and used it selflessly to make everyone feel special and valued.
When we are called to leave our earthly vessel and transcend into the eternal, God will ask, “how well did you love and care for My sons and daughters?” I can’t think of a better example that could be set than you, my friend. Job well done. Friendship was more priceless than gold to you....and, in your special way, you taught others that by example. I am so thankful that I was one of the recipients of all you gave. May the Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones with full measure. You are so missed.

George Kaiser

March 19, 2020

It's been a long time since we were classmates at Frankenmuth. Received word of your wife's passing through Tom Baker and I wanted to offer my best to you, praying for the Lord's peace. Nothing can remove the hurt at this time, I know, and I've experienced, but I encourage you to hold onto memories of the wonderful times together you were blessed with. Again, my very best to you, George Kaiser

Lindsay Anderson

March 18, 2020

Janet was a tireless advocate for the Mason Library. As a librarian and recipient of her passion and hard work, I can't express how much I'll miss her. And not only her passion, but also simply her smile. The way she always stopped to say hi and encourage me, no matter where she was headed to next. She was special, and I'll miss her.

Deb wantor

March 18, 2020


So very sorry for the loss of Janet. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Cathy Hummel

March 17, 2020

You’re love of life will be forever etched in our memories, Route 66 & sled rides to Salt River. May all your memories be retold for years to come. Prayers to Craig and the entire family.🌹🌹

Lori Holliday

March 17, 2020

Janet, thank you for your guidance as my supervisor at Capitol Bancorp. You taught by example and your sense of humor was infectious and refreshing in the sometimes boring business of banking. Rest in peace, my friend...love you. My deepest condolences to your family and all who mourn you. I believe I will see you again later........so until then....hugs.