OBITUARY

Janet Mary Gigandet

August 5, 1952January 25, 2021

Janet Mary Gigandet, age 68 of Versailles, Ohio passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. Born in Coldwater, Ohio on August 5, 1952 she was one of two children to the late William Charles “Chub” & Clara (Sutter) Paulus. Jan was a Versailles High School Graduate, class of 1970. She was a member of the Versailles American Legion, and Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Jeffery Paulus.

Survived by her husband of 49 years, Ralph Gigandet, Jr. whom she married March 27, 1971: children Chris (Sandy) Gigandet; Keri (Charen) Kingrey; Susan (Aaron) Bergman: grandchildren Mandi (Curtis) Reigle; Katelyn Kingrey; Lindsey (Mitch) Stucke; Kyle and Tyler Gigandet; Ayden, Lane and Stella Bergman: great-grandchildren Isabella and Matthew Reigle; Clara, Caroline and Levi Stucke.

Jan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. After working at Whiteford Foods and then the Village of Versailles for nearly 20 years, she became a fulltime babysitter for all of her grandchildren and, in recent years, also helped care for her great-grandchildren. You could always find her supporting them at a school sporting event or activity. Her sweet smile, witty sarcasm and kind spirit made her a beloved friend to many. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021 at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio at 10:30 AM. Burial to take place at a later date, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services. www.baileyzechar.com.

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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, January 29, 2021

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Barbara (Hilgefort) McGrath

February 25, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Jan's passing. Although I had little contact with her after high school, I was pleasantly surprised when, a few years ago during Poultry Days, a woman on her porch asked me, "Are you Tony's little sister?" I said yes, and she told me who she was, and we chatted for a good ten minutes. It was a joy to get to talk to her after all those years had passed! What a lovely soul!

Orville Bohman

February 11, 2021

To Ralph & Family; So sorry to hear about Jan. My sympathies.

MIKE AND MARY BARGA

February 1, 2021

RALPH AND FAMILY,
WE WERE SO VERY SORRY TO LEARN ABOUT JAN.
SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE FOR EVERYONE. WE WILL MISS
SEEING HER AT THE BASEBALL GAMES. PLEASE ACCEPT
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THIS TRAGIC LOSS. WE
WILL KEEP JAN AND HER FAMILY IN OUR PRAYERS.

Sandy Wills

January 28, 2021

Dear Ralph snd family, You have my deepest sympathy. Jan was a beautiful soul and will be missed very much. I have such wonderful memories of high school. Love and hugs to all of you.💕

Kathy Monnin

January 28, 2021

My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the family of Jan. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed. May God and his angels immerse you in His love, peace and comfort. The family will remain in mine and all so many people's prayers . Love and Prayers

Teresa Speelman-Rose

January 28, 2021

Ralph, so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and blessings for your family.🙏

Erin Shaffer

January 27, 2021

Jan, thank you for being a wonderful neighbor. I’m going to miss that great big welcoming smile each time I saw you. I never told you how much I learned from you and your kind energy.
Ralph and Family, I’m sorry for your loss. She was one of a kind and I know she left you with a million amazing memories. May the memories bring you smiles and comfort.
You are all in my prayers.

Barbara Fraley

January 27, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Jan's passing. My prayers and sympathy goes out to the family. May God's love, feel your hearts at your time of need. God Bless!!

Terri Michaels

January 27, 2021

I am very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. She will be missed. You are in my prayers

Karen Oldiges

January 27, 2021

I meant to say Chris, Sandy and the family. Sorry for the mistake of saying Chris, Kathy. I know better. Please excuse the error. I am so very sorry for your family's loss.