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Obituary for Jane "Jan" Sutherland

Jane “Jan” Hilda Sutherland, 78, of Grand Rapids, MI, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 1, 2018 after many years of struggling with a debilitating illness. Jane was born on December 23, 1939 in Portland, MI. She was the daughter of the late Herman and late Bertha Schrauben. Jane will be lovingly remembered. She is survived by her son, Scott (Sue) Sutherland and her daughter, Susan (Mike) Messer; three grandchildren, Sarah, Hannah, and Zack Messer; brothers, Jerry (Rita), Kenneth (Donna), Roy (Carolyn), and Mike (Bobby); as well as many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her sister, Bernice and brother, Herman (Carole). Jane attended St. Patrick High School. She married Tom Sutherland and they raised their family in Hastings, MI. Jane owned and operated the Portland Dry Cleaners for many years. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Larry King at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 5, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. Rite of Committal will follow at Portland Cemetery. The family will receive visitors on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge Street, Portland. The rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel on Thursday evening. Online condolences may be made at

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