Janet Coralie Schrubba Obituary

Janet was the mother of six children and a bunch of grandchildren. A St. Joseph native, she was preceded in death by her husband Gus Schrubba, parents Fred and Louise Harrsen, and brother Tom Harrsen. As she passed peacefully at home with her family she was comforted by her loved ones and favorite music.



Janet is survived by her children Jeffeory Schrubba, Jill Bond, Rusty Schrubba (Jacque), Randy Schrubba (Jenn), Andrew Schrubba (Jackie), and Greg Schrubba. As well as her grandchildren Brandon Bond (Jody), Brooke Hicks (Steven), Allison Carter (Chris), Lanie Schrubba, Whitney Holthaus (Brandon), Erin Schramm (Adam), Ali Schrubba, Greg Schrubba Jr. (Elizabeth), Kali Prillwitz, and Hayden Prillwitz. The QVC shopper of the family also enjoyed buying gifts for her six great-grandchildren and four grand-dogs.

A huge University of Michigan fan, Janet loved to watch college football and basketball. She also rooted hard for the Cubs and was known to scream at her TV.



The master of coconut cream pie enjoyed her girl time with the “Tuesday Breakfast Club” Sorority Beta Sigma Phi and the “Girls of ‘54” for their yearly traditions that included chatting about their years together from kindergarten through high school senior year. Janet and her sorority sisters met each week for breakfast and to talk about married life with children and reminisce together. When she wasn’t busy baking her famous pies she was sewing her children’s clothes and became the family’s go-to seamstress. In recent times she began designing and creating her own masks.



She loved her travels with the kids as a long-time bus driver for St. Joseph Public Schools. Waiting for the kids to load on the bus she enjoyed her crossword puzzles, James Patterson novels and played music for her passengers.



When she went on her trips to NYC she watched musicals and imagined her crush Hugh Jackman swooping in and to take her out for a steak dinner.

With her bird watching, love for flowers and music she gave her family a wonderful life lesson to enjoy the simple things.



A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021, from 4PM until 6PM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorial contributions may be St. Joseph Schools Music Department, 2521 Stadium Dr., St. Joseph, MI 49085. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. 




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