Janice Ruth Augenstein 84 of Harrison went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 4, 2021. Janice was born September 28, 1936 in Ithaca, Michigan the daughter of Claude and Uva (Markham) Shunk. Janice was united in marriage to Mr. Raymond Lawrence Augenstein on August 27, 1971 in Riverdale, Michigan.
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Mrs. Augenstein had resided in Harrison since 2003, moving from London, Ohio. Janice enjoyed praising her God, and singing gospel music as a group with her family and serving with her husband as a traveling evangelist. Her passion in life was loving her family, as they were number one in her life.
Surviving Janice is her husband of forty-nine years, Rev. Dr. Raymond L. Augenstein of Harrison, six loving children: Daniel M. Schneider and wife Mary of Riverdale, Michigan, David E. Schneider and wife Lynette of Brethren, Michigan, Debra L. Shiffer and husband David of Riverdale, Dawn L. Nicewander of Free Soil, Michigan, Dana S. Shepherd and husband Randall of Alma, Michigan and Darcia K. Little and husband Joseph of Kalkaska, Michigan, forty-five grandchildren, sixty-one great-grandchildren and one arriving soon, seven great-great grandchildren with one arriving soon, one sister: Charis Edwards and husband David, two brothers: Glen Shunk and wife Lois and Ray Shunk, plus many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Mrs. Augenstein was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Eunice Shunk and Lois Lutes, and two brothers: Ron Shunk and Lynn Shunk
Funeral services for Mrs. Augenstein will be held in her honor on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from M-46 Tabernacle Family Ministries, 11098 E. Howard City Edmore Road, Riverdale, Michigan 48877, with Reverend Will Markham officiating. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Stocking Funeral Home, 165 West Oak St., Harrison, Michigan 48625 and Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at M-46 Tabernacle Family Ministries. Burial services will take place at Hayes Road Cemetery, Gratiot County, Michigan. Memorial gifts in memory of Mrs. Augenstein may be considered to: Holbrook Indian Mission PCG, 823 Mission Lane, Holbrook, Arizona 86025. To share an online memory or condolence with Janice’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements and care of Mrs. Augenstein and her family are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.