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Dr. Janis L. Krugh, 70, passed away at 9:24 a.m. May 6, 2022, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
She was born February 9, 1952, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, a daughter of the late E. Glenn and Opal M. Krugh.
Dr. Krugh “Jan” was a retired Professor of Language from the Spanish Department at the University of Dayton. Spanish and Spanish Literature were her specialties.
Janis graduated from Jackson Center High School in 1970. She received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Ohio Northern University, Master of Arts degree from the University of Toledo, and her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
Janis taught at Colby College in Maine, Houghton College in New York, Bethany College in West Virginia and completed her career at the University of Dayton where she taught for 30 years.
From the University of Dayton, she received the Outstanding Service Award in 2007 and the Emerita Award in 2017. Janis served on many committees and was instrumental in the language department receiving a Title VI grant. She was also responsible for the Service-Learning Program at the University of Dayton.
Janis was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Harry Krugh; a sister Gayle Kelleher; and a great niece Madeline Glynn Sadauskas.
Janis is survived by her sister Marcia Krugh of DeGraff; sister-in-law Barbara Krugh of Maplewood; three nieces, Susan (Mark) Sadauskas, Melanie (Kenneth) Wolf; and Jennifer (Greg) Woolley of Jackson Center; six great nieces and great nephews: Gabrielle, Grace and Tristan Woolley, Max Sadauskas, and Ava and Hannah Wolf.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center, where Pastor Mike Rucker will officiate a funeral service at 11:00 a.m.
Burial will follow at the Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
230 E. Ohio St. Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60611
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center is honored to serve the Krugh family.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Starts at 11:00am
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