HUNTSBURG, Ohio (Formerly Canfield) – Janet E. Siekkinen, age 86, formerly of Canfield, Ohio, died on November 17, 2017 at Blossom Hill Care Center in Huntsburg, Ohio. She had been a resident there since March of this year.
Janet was born on November 27, 1930 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Harry G. and Mary Evelyn (Lyons) Lewis.
Janet was a 1948 graduate of Liberty High School and she earned a bachelor of arts degree from Wooster College in 1952.
Prior to her marriage, Janet worked at the Strauss Hershberg Department Store.
She was a member of the Canfield United Methodist Church for over 50 years, gladly volunteering wherever needed.
For decades, Janet enjoyed bowling on the local Canfield bowling league. Other favorite activities included spending time with dear friends, card club, making latch hook rugs, square dancing club and canoeing. Being a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker were her greatest pleasures.
Janet is survived by her husband, George (Tom) Siekkinen, whom she married on September 19, 1953, recently celebrating 64 years of marriage. She is also survived by their two children, daughter, Sheila (Fred) Wright of Middlefield, Ohio and son, Bruce (Yvette) Siekkinen of Clarkston, Michigan and six grandchildren, Corey, Thomas and Angelyn Wright and Rachel, Sarah and Ethan Siekkinen.
Her grandson, Spencer Wright, preceded her in death.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad Street, Canfield, Ohio, where the funeral service will start at 11:00 a.m.
A luncheon in the church hall will immediately follow the service.
Burial will take place in Kinsman Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made in Janet’s honor to the Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 South Broad St., Canfield, Ohio 44406, or the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, Ohio 44194-1007 or online at, or Hospice of Western Reserve, 17876 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44110.
Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service in Kinsman, Ohio, handled arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com.