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Jane Motschall

Jane Motschall

1940 - 2023

Jane Motschall age 82 of Cheboygan passed away peacefully at home with her two kitties, Toby and Simon, under Hospice and family care on Friday, January 20, 2023.

Jane was born to Lee and Esther (Wiggins) Bertling on March 15, 1940 in Detroit. She grew up in Birmingham.

In May 1958 Jane graduated from The Mary A. Burnham School in Northampton, Massachusetts. She was loved by all for her quick wit, quirky anecdotes and her great sense of humor. Her love for nature and her tender caring heart for the deer, turkeys, birds, chipmunks and other critters in her yard brought her great joy. Jane was a member of The Topinabee Community Church. She loved her little church on the hill and all the people she met there. Mom continued to serve her church until the end as head of Missions.

She is survived by four children, Maureen (Mark) Walker of Woodward, Iowa; Jane (Mike) Beebe of Atlanta, Michigan; Patty Motschall of Gaylord, Michigan; and John (Christine) Motschall of Loveland, Colorado; 16 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister, Barbara Zimmer of New Hampton, New Hampshire; and brother, William Bertling of Tuscan, Arizona.

Jane was preceded in death by her daughter, Laura Motschall; her parents; and brother, Lee A. Bertling.

A memorial service may be held at a later date. Her ashes will be placed with her daughter, Laura, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Cheboygan County Humane Society or McLaren Hospice Cheboygan.


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