In Memory of




Obituary for Janet Elizabeth Hurley


76 of Cass City, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in Saginaw. She was born September 18, 1943, in Detroit, to Udell Alfred and Elizabeth Ann (Boon) Wareham.

Janet graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1962. She worked at Palmer Osteopathic Hospital, Mt. Clemens General Hospital, and several retail stores; however, the career that Janet was most proud of was that of an Elkland Township Firefighter. While serving as a firefighter Janet’s responsibilities included the positions of secretary, the treasurer, and she instructed youth fire safety classes. She participated in numerous community events such as marching in parades, driving firetrucks, and making popcorn on Halloween. Janet was a member of The Girl Scouts of America for 40 years. She also served her community as a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader. Janet enjoyed helping kids develop leadership skills and giving them opportunities to gain hands on experience in real world situations. She volunteered in many other ways throughout the community. Janet was a member of the Caro Moose Lodge #1049 and prior member of the Zonta Club of Cass City. She attended the United Methodist Church of Cass City, taking part in the church bazaars, singing in the choir, and making quilts. Janet was passionate about her stamp collection. She enjoyed spending hours sorting, researching, and obtaining rare stamps.

Janet is survived by her children: Lorie Hurley (Berlyn Zimmerman) of Saginaw, Tammy Hurley of Saginaw, Steven (Pam) Hurley of Statesville, NC, Wendy (Rick) Sekely of Midland; five grandchildren: Shawn, Adam (Krissy), Jeffery, Kristin, Kaitlin; four step-grandchildren: Samantha (Aaron), Alysha, Tyler, Dalton; nieces and nephews: Cindy Stilson of Cass City, Peter (Rachael) Matson of Lewiston, Raymond (Anita) Matson of Lewiston; several great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Shirley Matson.

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, with Rev. Bob Demyanovich of Cass City United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at the Elkland Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Elkland Township Fire Department. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at Janet’s funeral service will be webcast live on the Kranz Funeral Home website and archived to her obituary page.

In accordance with current state mandated restrictions, social distancing and limitations on number gathered within the building will be observed. Attendees are also kindly asked to wear a mask or other facial covering while inside the funeral home.

Visitation: 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2020 at Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan