Janice LaBine Obituary (1935 – 2022) – Bowling Green, OH

Janice Ann (Dunlap) LaBine

4/20/1935 – 6/18/2022

Janice “Jan” LaBine, of Bowling Green, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Her husband of 65 years, Leonard ‘Bud’ LaBine, was at her bedside when she passed.

Born on April 20, 1935, in Toledo, OH, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Esther (Schwieterman) Dunlap.

Jan was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Toledo and went on to earn her Bachelor of Education (Art and History) degree from the University of Toledo, where she was a member of the Tri-Delta Sorority and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Her grade school years were spent at Gesu School, where she met lifelong friends with whom she connected throughout her lifetime. She often spoke of her summer after college, working as the cook at the lodge on Mount Assiniboine in the Canadian Rockies, which was quite a feat given that she didn’t know how to cook when she accepted the job! Jan’s degree in the Arts fueled a lifetime of involvement in fine arts, including: teaching art, serving as a docent at the Toledo Museum of Art, continuing her study and practice of pottery, drawing and painting throughout her life, and instilling art appreciation ( and fun art projects!) in her children. Never was a museum tour so interesting, as one spent with Jan LaBineā€¦ Her volunteer efforts were not limited to the arts, as she also worked at the Toledo Zoo as a docent for several years. Her other loves were traveling and touching people around the world, as she did with hosting multiple foreign exchange students through Youth for Understanding, where she also served as Regional Director. The bonds created through and with those students continue to this day, with regular exchanges and visits with former students and their families. The world is left a better place because of Jan LaBine.

Jan is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Leonard ‘Bud’ LaBine; her four children and their spouses, Michelle and husband Steve Studebaker, Bill and wife Susan Scott, John and wife Lisa Sebastian, and Brian and his wife Barbara Newman. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren, Kelly (husband Tony Geraci), Elizabeth (husband Adam Kohler), Robert (wife Lindsey Pecce), Annie, Kathryn, David, Claire, Benjamin, Allison and Gregory; along with 2 great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Jordan.

In addition to her parents; Jan was preceded in death by her brother, Robert; sister, Kay; and infant son, Charles Nicholas.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 21st, at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee, from 4 to 8:00 pm.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 104 W. Broad St., Maumee, OH, on Wednesday, June 22nd, at 10:00 am Burial will be immediately after at Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 8308 S. River Rd., Waterville, Ohio.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to either Hospice of Northwest Ohio (https://www.hospicenwo.org/forms/donate-online-today/), or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Maumee. Online condolences may be shared at walkerfuneralhomes.com.


Published by The Blade on Jun. 21, 2022.

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