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Frances Jane Feitz
July 31, 1948 - Jan. 14, 2014
LAKEVILLE â€” Frances Jane Feitz, 65 years old, residing in Lakeville, passed away at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Jane was born on July 31, 1948 in Savannah, Tenn. to the late Audie and Lura (Franks) Brown. She has lived most of her life in Savannah, Tenn. and Lakeville. On Nov. 4, 2006 in South Bend, she married Max D. Feitz.
Along with her loving husband, Max, survivors include her daughter, Tina King of Millageville, Tenn.; son, Daniel C. King of North Liberty; stepdaughter, Dee (Ray) Edson of Lakeville; two stepsons, Vince Feitz of LaPaz and Frank (Angela) Feitz of Lakeville; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Freida (Ron) Woody of Mishawaka; and two brothers, Loyd (Kathie) Brown of Osceola and Roger Brown of Savannah, Tenn. One sister, Jesse Risner, and three brothers, Johnny, A.W., and Audie Lee Brown, all preceded in death.
Jane was an upholsterer of furniture most of her life. She enjoyed her work and friendships made while employed at Culver Military Academy for the past 18 years in the facilities department. Jane attended Faith Christian Chapel in Lakeville, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Lakeville Chapter 479, and was a member of the Red Hat Society. Jane also enjoyed her friendships while a member of the Amarillo Star Dance Club. She was an unselfish and giving person, always putting the needs of others before her own. She loved her family and they will miss her dearly.
One of Janeâ€™s proudest accomplishments was her college degree. In her 50s, she decided to enroll at Ivy Tech and accomplished her goal of graduating with a degree in interior design. She was on the deanâ€™s list her entire college career and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
A Celebration of Janeâ€™s Life will be held at the Newton Center, 601 N. Michigan St., Lakeville, on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Friends may visit with the family beginning at 3 p.m. where a catered meal will begin at 4 p.m. A formal celebration, led by Pastor David Herbster, will begin at 5 p.m. and will be followed by an Order of the Eastern Star service from the Lakeville Chapter. Private burial will take place in Bremen Cemetery, Bremen. Palmer Funeral Home-Lakeville is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jane Feitz may be donated to Hello Gorgeous of HOPE, Inc., 1130 Altgeld St., South Bend, IN 46614. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.