Janice Beverly (Eberlein) Schuman, age 87, of Indian River, MI, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2023. She was born on June 20, 1935 in Wyandotte, MI, to Hugo and Clara (Hinzmann) Eberlein. Janice was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Evangelical Church in Taylor, MI. During her childhood years she grew up on a farm in Taylor where she attended Edgewater Elementary. Later she went to Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte where she graduated with the class of 1953. This is where she met the Taylor farm boy, Howie Schuman. During their high school years they enjoyed many sock hops and drive-in diners. Upon graduation she became employed as a secretary at Wyandotte Chemical. On July 2, 1955, she married Howard Schuman. Early in their marriage they built a home and moved to New Boston, Mi. where they raised their family of three children; Shelley, Tim, and Jeff. For many years Janice held various jobs for the Huron School District that included working in the library, kitchen, office, and as a classroom aide. Howie and Jan were very active in the community with summer recreation ball, watching their children in high school athletic competitions, and attending community events. They enjoyed family vacations to Lewiston, MI where they did a lot of boating in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. When they retired they moved to Indian River where they continued to enjoy many outdoor activities which included cruising up and down the Indian River in their pontoon. They also pulled their camper all over the United States to help build churches for Builders for Christ. Howie worked with the builders while Jan assisted in making the meals. Cooking meals, especially soups and desserts, were Jan’s speciality. Family gatherings always included mounds of homemade food. She fed us all until we couldn’t eat another bite! Christmas cookies abounded with some years reaching a total of 80 dozen or more. Janice was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, and parents Hugo and Clara Eberlein. She is survived by one brother, Eugene Eberlein and three children; Shelley (Jeff) Schlump, Tim (Pam) Schuman, and Jeff (Deantha) Schuman. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Alicia (Graham) Filler, Andrea (Adam) Ancel, Andrew (Caitlin) Schuman, Amy (Greg) Larson, and Bekah (Peter) Scheidt. Along with eight great-grandchildren, Jan also is survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. We’d also like to thank all the workers at Independence Village where she has lived for the past two years for their love, compassion, and excellent care. Mclaren Hospice was also very instrumental in being there for Jan and the family in the last several months.
Memorials may be given to Hope Lutheran Church, Indian River, MI; or McLaren Hospice, Petoskey, MI.