Janet Louise Popejoy

Hale, Michigan
August 22, 1941 - April 8, 2021


A celebration of life will be held at a later date due to the rising numbers of Covid-19 at this time.

Obituary Notice

Janet Louise Popejoy, age 79, of Hale, Michigan passed away Thursday afternoon, April 8, 2021 at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan with family by her side.

Janet was born August 22, 1941 in Pinconning, Michigan to the late George Ronald and Alice Lavesta (Hindingland) Vliet. She married James Harold Popejoy and together they raised four daughters, Tina, Zina, Dorothy, and Candy. Janet was a great wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend! She loved going to the casino with her husband, James, and playing BINGO with her daughter, Dorothy. Janet loved Christmas with her family! She is our everything. She fought the good fight.

Janet is survived by her husband, James; daughters, Tina Louise (Leo) Harrington of Tawas, Michigan, Zina Lynn (Bryan A. Cooper) Smith of Hale, Michigan, Dorothy Ann (Richard L.) Gapuz II of Hale, Michigan, Candy Marie (Robert R.) Webb of Hale, Michigan; grandchildren, Corrina Reiger, Molenda (Shane) Arndt, Jennette (Justin) Helton, Bocandra (Edward Hitsmann II) Webb, Robert Webb III; great grandchildren, Mackenzie Arndt, AriAnna Helton, Dominic Helton, Rileigh Roach and Kyra Helton; sister, Genevive Simpson of Tawas; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by sisters, Carol Ann Norris, Dorothy Emmons, Evelynn Bellows; brothers, Larry Erving Vliet, James Vliet, and George Ronald Vliet.

According to Janet’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date due to the rising numbers of Covid-19. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com


Janet was such a lovely lady. She loved to make people happy and we all admired her. Met her at Bingo, a game she loved. We will miss her very much and will see her in Heaven one day. God be with the family at this time. Prayers for all. RIP Janet.
— Denny & Linda Rohn
Thoughts and Prayers Dorthy to you and family on the loss of your mother.
I knew Janet just a short time but enjoyed her positive look on life. 🙏💔🙏
— Jackie Kennedy
Sorry to hear. Janet was a very nice lady loved to talk to her all ways had nice things to say about any body. Will miss seeing her at Bingo and Casino. Prayers for the family.
— Betty McGrandy
Thoughts and prayers to you all as such a wonderful lady. Always the matching hats with her outfits. So classy. She will be missed by us all.
— Kathy Brewington
Janet's captivating style will be remember always. Such a wonderful person called to be a guardian angel 😇 for all of us. My most heartfelt condolences to the family. Rest peacefully dear friend.
— Karen and Amanda Goodell
Will be missed so much Aunt Janet, we all love you .. From the Vliet Family
— Amber Vliet
So sorry to hear about the passing of Janet. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Enjoyed seeing Janet at bingo.
Will be missed
— Cindy Rem

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