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Janet Marie Tallant

July 22, 1934 December 23, 2020
Janet Marie Tallant
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Obituary for Janet Marie Tallant

Janet Tallant, a resident of Petoskey and former resident of Milford, died peacefully at her son’s home in Milford on December 23, 2020 at the age of 86.

Janet was born in Detroit, MI to parents, Harold and Marie Rapp on July 22, 1934. She grew up attending the Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Detroit and graduated from Redford High School Class of 1952.

In 1955 she married her first husband, Paul E. Tallant and together they raised their three sons, Dale, Brian and Kevin in Milford, MI. Janet was the local Cub Scout Den Mother for her boys and was employed at the New Hudson Group in the 70’s and 80’s before moving to Petoskey, MI in 1990 following her retirement.

Janet enjoyed reading, sewing and was a great homemaker to her family. She married her second husband, Elson Carmien in 2010 after losing Paul in 1994. Janet was a loving, nurturing woman who cared for those close to her and will be forever missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elson Carmien earlier this year, and her first husband, Paul Edward Tallant in 1994, and also her son, Dale Tallant in 2013.

Janet is survived by sons, Brian Tallant and Kevin Tallant; step-sisters, Joan Ummel and Jeanne Bachman as well as extended family and dear friends.

A Private Visitation and Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Saturday, January 2, 2020, with burial in Milford Memorial Cemetery.


For further information please phone 248-684-6645.

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Parkinson's Foundation

200 SE 1st Street
Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

American Diabetes Association

P.O. Box 15829
Alexandria, VA 22215-0829

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