Janice Elizabeth Schimelpfenig Meile, 85, of Oakville, Wash., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at Providence Centralia Hospital. She was born June 28, 1934, in Des Moines, Iowa, to John and Dorothy (Reasoner) Dooley.
Janice was raised in Ridgefield and the Vancouver, Wash., area and had also lived in Minnesota. She graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1951, and attended Clark College for one year. Janice had worked for Nabisco in Portland, Ore., Alcoa in Vancouver, Lumber Wholesale in Portland and J&M Shake in Ridgefield. She had attended Lutheran Churches in both Vancouver and Ocean Park, Wash. Janice married Walter R. Schimelpfenig in 1954, he passed away in 1996. On Oct. 11, 2006, Janice married Bernard H. Meile at a Benedictine Chapel of the Rock on Shaw Island, Wash.
In addition to her loving husband, Bernard “Buck”; she is also survived by her children, Rick Schimelpfenig, Gregory, Jeffrey, Marcus, Matthew and Bernard Meile III, Jerri Lee Jones, Joni Kay Keeney, Lisa Danette Duncan, Julia Marie Reaves, Cory Renee Dubuis and Stephanie Kaye Shriver; sisters, JoAnn Schimelpfenig, Patricia (David) Hagensen and Pamela (Dee) Farr; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Janice was laid to rest at Ridgefield Cemetery. A memorial mass will be held Nov. 21, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elma, Wash., at 11 a.m. Memorials in memory of Janice are suggested to St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326.
To share memories or to leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary in Montesano, Wash.