Monday, February 1, 2021

Janet Mary Gigandet (January 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.