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Janis Plath

1958 - 2017

My life has been one heck of a ride! I have lived a full
and wonderful life, with no regrets and departed this
life on February 27, 2017 from pancreatic cancer

Born June 20, 1958 (the longest day of the year)
to Mike and Katie Grohowski. I am survived by
my husband, Tim; 2 sons, Adam and Aaron;
mom, Margaret “Katie” Grohowski; siblings,
Michael (Joan) Grohowski of Grand Lake, Jerilyn
(Jim) Gordon of Texas, Jane (Nevenko) Buntic of
Traverse City, Gary Grohowski of Gaylord and Julie (Don) McLennan
of Rogers City, I was preceded in death by my dad, Gerald and a brother,
Robert Grohowski. We spent our summers growing up at Grand Lake.
What an awesome opportunity we had, due to hard work and determination
by our parents, I followed my Dad’s mantra “that is if your work hard,
you get to play hard”. And I did both to the fullest extent. After
graduating in the 1976 bicentennial class, I began working in the medical
field and continued for 35 plus years. Then came Timmy, who changed my
life forever, Such a kind man, who always made me feel safe, no matter
what came our way, together for over 38 years, Soon after came our
2 sons, Adam Jay and Aaron James, the 2 greatest Joys in my life

We spent our time camping, fishing and
traveling every chance we had. My
mother-in-law, Helen always said “you go
this way but once” ~ never miss a chance to
go, do and see ~ you will never regret it
Tim and I worked long hard hours which
provided us with the opportunity to do and
see all that we have done. I couldn’t have
asked for a better role model for our 2 sons
to lead them to be the men they are today
respect, honesty, caring with good morals
and values, Mainly through work I have
made lifelong friends who I have gone on
some of the craziest trips ever imagined!
I treasured our times together dear to my heart, I may have to
burn my journal, for the fun that we had will have to stay between us
Our camping and fishing trips with friends and their families will always
be very special to me, from state parks, Dreggs Lake in the UP, Canada
and beyond. Tim, Adam, Aaron and I have made forever memories together
I am so proud of them all, Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
In licu of flowers or online messages, may you send a note, make a phone
call or stop by for a visit.

Love to all forever and we’ll see you on the other side… Minnie,

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Janis Plath – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI