Janice "Jan" N. Colson, 64, of 00020 Ohio 33, St. Marys, died suddenly at 4:35 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She was born on Oct. 22, 1952, in Brecksville, the daughter of Clarence and Delores (Thies) Blunk. She married Randy Colson on Aug. 7, 1982, in Brecksville, and he survives at the residence. She is also survived by her two daughters, Jodi Wasinski of Cleveland and Jill Colson of Scottsburg, Ind. Jan was preceded in death by her parents and by her siblings, Loretta Smith and Roger Blunk. She was a 1970 graduate of Brecksville High School. She was a computer programmer and was employed at the Mercer County Auditor's Office. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in St. Marys. Jan loved horses and had been a barrel racer. She was a 4-H adviser to the Horse Department of Auglaize County 4-H and served on the Ohio Girls Barrel Racing Committee. She also liked to travel and watch Cleveland Browns games. Funeral rites will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys, the Rev. Bill Maki, officiating. Private family burial rites will be held at a later date. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to the Auglaize County 4-H Horse Department. Condolences may be sent to Jan's family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.
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