Janice Schimelpfenig

OAKVILLE — Janice Elizabeth Schimelpfenig Meile of Oakville, Washington passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at Providence Hospital in Centralia. She was 85.

Janice was born June 28, 1934, in Des Moines, Iowa to John and Dorothy (Reasoner) Dooley. She was raised in Ridgefield and in the Vancouver, Wash., area and had also lived in Minnesota.

Janice graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1951 and attended Clark College for 1 year. She had worked for Nabisco in Portland, Oregon, Alcoa in Vancouver, Lumber Wholesale in Portland and J & M Shake in Ridgefield. She had attended Lutheran Churches in both Vancouver and Ocean Park, Washington.

Janice married Walter R. Schimelpfenig in 1954, he passed away in 1996. On Oct. 11, 2006, Janice married Bernard H. Meile at a Benedictine Chapel of the Rock on Shaw Island, Washington.

In addition to her loving husband Bernard “Buck” she is also survived by her children Rick Schimelpfenig; Gregory, Jeffrey, Marcus, Matthew and Bernard Meile III; Jerri Lee Jones, Joni Kay Keeney, Lisa Danette Duncan, Julia Marie Reaves, Cory Renee Dubuis and Stephanie Kaye Shriver; sisters JoAnn Schimelpfenig, Patricia (David) Hagensen and Pamela (Dee) Farr; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Janice was laid to rest at Ridgefield Cemetery.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Nov. 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elma, Wash., at 11 a.m.

Memorials in memory of Janice are suggested to St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, S.D. 57326.

To share memories or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com.

Funeral arrangements by Harrison Family Mortuary in Montesano, Wash.

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