Janet Kae Bixler, 76, a lifelong resident of Berne passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born on June 18, 1943, in Berne to Forrest Danner and Helen (Sprunger) Beer. She was married on January 14, 1962 at First Mennonite Church in Berne to Fred Bixler.
She was a member of First Mennonite Church and enjoyed using her quilting talents for the women’s ministry group. She was a lifelong homemaker and also assisted in the office as needed for Berne Hi-Way Hatchery. She also worked briefly for Home Dairy in Berne.
She took great joy in spending time with her grandchildren, especially attending their many activities as their biggest cheerleader. She held her faith and family very close to her. She was very passionate, meticulous and a very gifted quilter. She enjoyed hosting people for various occasions, especially her family and her Bible study group; she was very precise and selective in all the details of preparing for her guests. She enjoyed traveling to many different places, and she absolutely loved any type of chocolate.
She is survived by her husband of Berne; two sons, Bob (Lisa) Bixler of Geneva; and Dr. Scott (Joni) Bixler of Berne; daughter, Aimee (Dr. Jay) Hwang of Chicago, Illinois; and seven grandchildren, Kylee Bixler; Braden Bixler; Emily Hwang; Brooklyn Bixler; Gracyn Bixler; Ella Hwang; and Kapri Bixler.
Visitation will be from 12-6 p.m. on Sunday, October 13 at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home – Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Monday, October 14 at First Mennonite Church in Berne. Officiating will be Pastor Mike Wertenberger, Father Larry Smith and Pastor Jim Schwartz. Burial will be at MRE Cemetery in Berne.
Memorials may be made to the Swiss Village Samaritan Fund.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com.