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Janice Elaine (Muennink) Schmiedel Ogden

Janice Muennink Ogden, devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and caring friend to many, went to be with our Lord and Savior on October 22, 2021. Born on March 14, 1942, she was the 5th child of Andrew C. Muennink and Janie Stiegler. She was raised with sister Adell, and brothers Lenwood, Lloyd, and Jerry and grew up on a farm outside of Hondo, Texas.

Attending school in Hondo, she played in the band and was a huge fan of football, frequently attending 3 games each weekend for her high school game, her boyfriend’s game in another town, and her brother’s games with the University of Texas. After graduation, Janice attended business school and worked for the city of San Antonio, when she met Roger Schmiedel.

On June 22, 1963, she and Roger were married. They had two children, daughter Rene’ Elaine Schmiedel and son Robert Allen Schmiedel who died three days after birth. Moving from Texas to Huntsville, Alabama Roger graduated from College as an engineer. After graduation, the family moved to Florida, where Janice worked for the Social Security Administration until she retired. Janice and Roger divorced in 1986. She married Curt Ogden in 1992, traveled extensively, enjoyed snow skiing, playing cards, was an avid tennis player, and became the loving grandmother, Nana, of Allison and Bobby. Janice loved spending time with her family.

After moving with Curt from Florida, to Texas, North Carolina, and Tennessee, Janice moved to Santa Rosa, California two years following Curt’s death in 2009, to be closer to her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren.

Janice was preceded in death by her baby son, Robert Allen Schmiedel; her husband, Curt Ogden; her sister, Adell Muennink Jordan; and her brothers, Lenwood Muennink and Jerry Muennink. Survivors include her brother, Lloyd Muennink; her daughter, Rene’ Wiener; son-in-law, Frank Wiener; and her grandchildren, Allison Wiener and Robert Wiener.

Janice will be laid to rest at the Hondo Cemetery in Hondo, Texas. Friends and family will be notified of a Celebration of Life in Hondo on a future date.

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As you approach your first Christmas without your beloved Mother and Nana, one can only imagine your feelings. My prayers for you are not of sadness, but of Celebration and Thanksgiving. May you bask in the memories of Christmases past, and all the good times you shared. Remember her smile and be thankful for her absence of pain and suffering. Know she's at Peace, resting in the arms of her Heavenly Father, rejoicing in the company of her Mother, Father, Brothers, Sister, and her infant Son. May God's Grace be upon you.

Addie Paul Dec 14 2021 5:06 PM

When I heard the news of Janice's passing, a distant part of me passed as well. Memories flooded my thoughts bringing with them mixed tears of sadness, thankfulness and joy. Sad that a great Lady who had meant so me in my younger years had departed. Thankful she was no longer in pain, no longer bound by life's ties, but now resting is God's hands. I'm thankful too, to have known her, and for our time together. Forever, in my thoughts. Addie

Addie Paul Dec 14 2021 5:04 PM

Jan & met while working for SSA and remained friends throughout her lifetime. She was a cheerful and great hostess. I learned a lot about Honda, Tx from her. May she Rest In Peace.

Antonia Babski Nov 5 2021 11:22 AM

My sincere condolences to our classmate, Janice's family. May her loving memory be shared by friends and family.

Tom Santos Nov 5 2021 10:01 AM