Janith M. Humbert

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Janith Mary Humbert, “Jan” (nee: Moran), age 84, of Gaylord, Michigan, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024.

Jan was born in Detroit, Michigan, on January 23, 1940, and raised in Detroit where she attended and graduated from Mercy High School.  After marrying Maurice Humbert, who predeceased her in 2020, the couple raised three children, Mary, Michael, and Thomas, and the family settled in Lake Orion, Michigan.  Jan spent her time volunteering as a basketball and softball coach and worked part-time as a medical biller.  When Maurice retired, the couple moved to Gaylord where they became an integral part of the Michaywe family. 

Jan is survived by her brothers, Richard (Barbara) Moran, Gerald (Patricia) Moran, Michael (Lynn) Moran, Douglas (Colleen) Moran, and John Moran; as well as her sister, Roseanne (Jack) Herrinton.  She will be deeply missed by her children, Mary Doll, Michael (Sheila) Humbert, and Thomas (Susan) Humbert.  Her grandchildren, Brendan, Megan, Jacob, Adam, and Christian also mourn the loss of their “Nana Jan”.  Jan was predeceased by her parents and her brother, James Moran.

Jan was much loved by her Michaywe community and family.  She spent her retirement golfing and working up at the clubhouse as well as on the course as a ranger.  Her motto of “100 yards and down the fairway” resulted in her continued play of golf, a game she loved up until the very end. 

She will be greatly missed by those who worked alongside Jan all those many summers, as well as her Michaywe friends who made sure she always had an invitation to dinner on Friday nights.

A celebration of her life will be planned for the spring at Michaywe.  Jan will be interred with her husband, Maurice, at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.

Please share your memories of Jan in the remarks section below. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Nelsons Funeral Home.

18 comments on “Janith M. Humbert”

  1. Jan always had the biggest smile ever! Jan was wonderful cuz, a person who was always to the point no matter what the subject and my babysitter.

  2. Jan had a special place in the hearts of the Blust Family! My first memory of her was sitting at a basketball game about 10 years ago and my kindergartner says “That’s the candy lady!!” Sure enough she walks up and hands her a mint! Jerry, Pat and Family we are so very for your loss.
    Ken, Jody, Gracie, Donovan, and Emery

  3. Denise Gilling

    This is heartbreaking news, Jan was an amazing lady in this community! I met her at St Mary’s school while she worked as an aid and I was a substitute teacher. Jan had the best sense of humor ans she loved to keep up on all the kids and sports. She will be deeply missed, my prayers are with you as you move through this grieving journey. ❤️

  4. Seeing you always made me smile and now the many memories do the same but with a tear in my eye. You will be missed, especially your ability to read the greens. Love you dear – Cathe and Fred

  5. Jan was a very sweet lady and was always smiling and. Laughing. Sports was a huge part of her life both participating and attending . Did she evee miss a game for St. Mary’s? She will be missed by all w,ho knew her.

  6. Tom and I loved seeing Jan on the course. So friendly to all. She always had a wonderful smile for you. Rest in peace and prayers of comfort for her family.

  7. Jeff and Lynda Ford

    Dearest Jan, the lady with the quirky smile that filled her face. She was a devoted “caregiver” and loved working with children. She was an avid golfer and a great U of M fan…GO BLUE, babe!
    Peace and Love to you and your family!
    You WILL be missed 🫶🏻

  8. Jeff and Lynda Ford

    Dearest Jan…the lady with a smile that filled her face. She was a devoted “caregiver” and loved working with children. She was an avid golfer as well as a great U of M fan! GO BLUE, babe!
    Peace and Love to you and your family 🫶🏻

  9. Hunter Daenzer

    Jan.. This is very heartbreaking, you were very fun to work with at Michaywe. I will miss your smile from when you would ranger our course and volunteer at events. You made everyone smile. Thank you for all the fun memories and rest in peace.

  10. Jerry and Pat. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Jan. She was a very dear sweet lady. I will miss her. But she is now up with your dad and enjoying a wonderful golf course that she never has to wait for. My heart and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. I am very sad to hear the news about my friend Jan. I am surely going to miss having her as my across the street neighbor. She made treats for me on many occasions and we shared a ton of laughs together. She was a super cool and funny lady and a great neighbor. Thank you for your friendship and peace to your family.

    P.S. When you Join Maurice, please tell him I said, “…and some people call him Maurice…whoo whoo!”

  12. Rosanne Herrinton

    Jan was the best sister anyone could have. There is a huge hole in my heart, but now you are at peace!

  13. Judi and John Stutzman

    Janie, Janie. What are we to do without you to pester us and make us happier than we were on any given day? Happy times are waiting for us all when we meet again! Bless you friend. (And use your chipper all the time.)

  14. Gary and Nancy LaPorte

    We’re saddened to hear about the passing of Jan. Wishing her family comfort and peace. She was one of the first people to welcome us to Michaywe. Her smile, wit and kindness will be missed. As the Angels lead her into paradise, We’ll be seeing you “100 yards and down the fairway” RIP Friend

  15. Terri McCarbery

    Jan was a very special lady and I have many good memories of time spent with her; golf, cards, and Jeanne’s annual plays. One of my best times was when we (and others) sold hot dogs at the Michaywe Art Fair. Jan will always have a special place in my heart.

  16. Liz and Ken Lixie

    Jan was a wonderful caregiver to her husband and father. She was also a dedicated volunteer at the pro shop and Michaywe’ golf. We always enjoyed it when she organized a group of us to go to breakfast after Church. We’ll miss seeing the twinkle in her eyes.

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