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Janet R. (Armbruster) Bichan

August 28, 1937 — October 16, 2021

Janet R. Bichan age 84, of Bellefontaine and formerly of Hamler, died Saturday evening at Logan Acres Care Center of Bellefontaine.

Her Legacy… Janet was born August 28, 1937 to Howard and Laura (Rettig) Armbruster in rural Napoleon.  She graduated from Florida High School in 1955.  On December 6, 1958 she married Robert Warner Bichan in St. John’s United Church of Christ, Holgate.  Janet was a homemaker having raised 2 girls: Lynette Bichan-Abke, West Liberty and Pam (Mike) Austermiller, Hamler; 8 grandchildren: Amanda (Ryan) McClure, Emily Nagel, Audrey Austermiller, Matthias Abke, Ariel (Judah) Chadwick, Gabriel (Shelby) Abke, Nickolai Abke and Eliana (Joseph) Marshall and 3 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Robert on April 3, 2004 and her brother James Armbruster.  Janet was a faithful member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.  She was active in the church, serving on the board of Christian education, helped with funeral dinners and worked church bazaars.  In addition to her work at home, she also was a bookkeeper at Napoleon Creamery and Bichan Chevrolet and a member of the Hamler Heritage Society, the Wide Awake Club and Hamler Fire Department Auxiliary.

Her Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Zachrich Family Funeral Home, Holgate on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 1:00 pm until the celebration of her life at 3:00 pm.  Interment will be private.  Contributions can be made to Hamler Heritage Society, Friends of Hamler Public Library or a charity of your choice in Janet’s memory.  Please visit ZachrichFuneralHome.com to leave online condolences.  The family would like to thank everyone for their care for Janet over the years, especially her caregivers Beth, Bev, Dawn and Angie of Bellefontaine.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services

114 Williams Street, Holgate, OH 43527

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services

114 Williams Street, Holgate, OH 43527

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