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309 W. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660
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Janel Rhodea

Janel Diane Rhodea (Sievert)

Saturday, June 23rd, 1956 - Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Manistee- Janel Diane Rhodea, 62 of Manistee, died unexpectedly April 8, 2019 in Ann Arbor.
She was born June 23, 1956 in Dearborn, the daughter of James and Joanne (Blodgett) Sievert. The family moved to Onekama where Janel graduated from high school in 1974. After high school Janel worked at various jobs including Century Boat and Martin Marietta.
Her true passion was in sewing and she made doll clothes and other crafts which she sold at craft shows in the area. Janel loved to make quilts and she made many baby quilts as grandchildren and nieces and nephews were born. The last few years she had her own long-arm quilting business, making friends out of her many customers.
Janel had a strong, unwavering faith in her Lord, and she worshipped at First Baptist Church in Bear Lake where she also taught Sunday School and helped in other ways. Janel loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
On March 10, 1979, Janel married Harold Rhodea who survives her. She is also survived by her children; Molly (Steven) Houser of Fort Riley, Kansas, Seth (Carly) Rhodea of Cass City, Benjamin Rhodea of Wellston and Samuel (Silvia) Rhodea of Manistee, 7 grandchildren, her mother Joanne Sievert of Onekama, brother John (Carla) Sievert of Arcadia, Jenny (Bruce) Argetsinger of Bear Lake, Jerome Sievert of Onekama, Jason (Mindy) Sievert of Onekama and Joel (Vickey) Sievert of Bear Lake as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Janel was preceded in death by her father.
Services for Janel will be held 11:00 am Saturday, April 13 at First Baptist Church in Bear Lake with Pastor Jaimie Parlette officiating, Visitation will be held Friday, April 12 from 5pm – 8 pm at the Oak Grove Funeral Home in Manistee. Interment will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Manistee.
Memorial contributions in Janel’s name can be directed to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Please visit Janel’s personal page at to share a special memory or photo with the family.
Arrangements by Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 11:00am
    First Baptist Church of Bear Lake
    10577 Chippewa Hwy.
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    Pastor Jaime Parlette officiating.
  • Interment

    Trinity Lutheran Cemetery


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Denise Schlotz

Posted at 09:13am
Since we were little girls we always shared the love of horses. Even though we lived so far apart, I always thought of you riding one with your hair blowing in the breeze. I know your faith in Jesus has led you to be with him now, along with your father, Jim, and other family members that went before you. Prayers going up for God's mercy and strength for those you have left behind, and the knowledge that one day we will all be together again. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Shirley Mackenzie

Posted at 03:29pm
What an amazing woman! Her sweetness was ever present even in her quiet personality. You knew where Jamel stood with her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and her love for our great country. Her family was blessed to have such a wonderful mother, wife, sister, daughter and grandmother. The last time I saw her, she was holding both of Sam's girls on her lap at church, and had such a lovely smile on her face. My own mom died at the age of 48, and loss to her family is a painful pit of pain, but if you knew her, you know she is in heaven, rejoicing with her dad and loving our Lord Jesus Christ. Shirley MacKenzie

Denise & Steve Schlotz and Brian Lenski & Keith Le

Posted at 03:20pm
May you rest in peace with our Lord and Savior.
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candy hill (jones)

Posted at 02:11pm
My sincere condolences to Molly, Seth, Ben, and Sam, your mother was an amazing woman, who will be loved and remembered by everyone whom had the pleasure of meeting her. My prayers are with you all, during this difficult time.

Maxson & Villwock Families

Posted at 12:44pm
Very sorry for your loss.
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