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Jan Hayhow

May 13, 1932 May 8, 2016
Jan Hayhow
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Obituary for Jan Hayhow

Jan Hayhow, 83, treasured wife, mother and grandmother, died of cancer on May 8, 2016, in Novi, MI.

Jan was born May 13, 1932 in Hillsdale, MI. She graduated from Hillsdale High School and received a bachelor’s degree in radio-television broadcasting in 1954 from Michigan State University. In 1955, she married David T. Hayhow and they celebrated 60 wild and wonderful years together.

Ever strong, Jan raised two children, worked in advertising, orchestrated a family move to Brussels, Belgium, then went back to work full-time. She managed to tackle three distinct careers, retiring from each: Editor of the Michigan State University Bulletin faculty staff newspaper, promotions director for Michigan Department of Commerce (Say Yes to Michigan) and owner/manager of Michigania, Inc., Michigan-based gift stores.

A long-time resident of Okemos, MI, Jan was a strong advocate of downtown Lansing; she served as chair of the Downtown Business Association and as a member of Ingham Medical Center committees. She also served as chair of the Michigan Retailers Association. In her spare time, she loved spending time in northern Michigan and time with her family.

Jan is survived by her husband, David, her daughter Betsy (Joe) Hemming, son Bill (Lisa), and her grandchildren: Brian, David (Erin) and Matt (Sarah) Hayhow and Erin and Caty Hemming.

A private burial will be held. A memorial gathering will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home in Milford, MI, 404 E. Liberty Street Milford, Michigan 48381.

For those who wish to honor this great woman, she would appreciate a donation to the Greater Lansing Food Bank, PO Box 16224 Lansing, MI 48901. We love our wife, mom and grandmother and will miss her greatly.

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Saturday

14

May

1:00 PM 5/14/2016 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 5/14/2016 4:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States
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