Jannett K Buschlen

August 4, 1941 ~ March 4, 2020 (age 78)


Jannett Kay “Jan” Buschlen (Brown) of Winlock, Wash., was born in Sandusky, Mich., Aug. 4, 1941. After living bravely for a year following a devastating stroke, she left us for a better place March 4, 2020. Jan passed peacefully in her sleep with her loving husband of 57 years, Berwyn Lee “Busch” Buschlen at her side. In addition to her husband, Jan is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Craig Kalich of Raymond, Wash., and their kids, Joel and Myra. Jan was the eighth of nine siblings. Her oldest sister, Beulah Parraghi is now 91 and still lives in Michigan, as the last survivor of Jan’s original family. Jan taught and coached middle school for 32 years in California and Washington. She loved to walk, read, knit and travel. A truly versatile person, Jan made exquisite quilts, did yardwork and enjoyed such projects as rebuilding retro travel trailers, creating unique bird houses and even doing plumbing repair. She was superlative at Scrabble and liked playing pinochle at senior centers here and as a snow-birder in Arizona. Jan will be missed by a multitude of former students and other friends from the community, particularly those of the Chehalis United Methodist Church. She is remembered for her sense of humor, incredible memory, strong faith, can-do spirit and positive attitude. A memorial service will be announced later.

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