OSTERLOH

 

Jannis Rowena Fisher Osterloh, age 86, of Celina, passed away Friday, November 3, 2023, at Tranquility of Rockford.

 

She was born September 10, 1937, in Mercer County, to the late 

Dwight K. & Minnie F. (Brehm) Laffin.

 

Jannis married Dale Eugene Fisher on August 13, 1955, and he preceded 

her in death December 4, 1988.  Then on September 9, 1998, she was 

united in marriage with Daniel Osterloh.  

 

Dan survives, along with her children: Debra (Duane) Sheets of Celina 

and Rodney (Barbara) Fisher of Louisville, KY, sisters: Cinda (Bob) Cook 

and Trude Laffin of Celina, grandchildren: Melissa Saloc, Rodney Fisher II, 

and Catina "Tina" Fields, and great grandchildren: Patton, Hector, Mizael, 

Elinzondro, Emmitt, Heather, Ashley, and Tyler.

 

Also surviving are sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Pamela Laffin of Celina, 

Gloria Laffin of Rockford, Mary Bruce of Raleigh, NC, Joan Fox, Dorothy (Pat) 

Trisel, and Gloria Fisher of Rockford, and Ruth (Tim) Bennett of Antwerp.  

 

She was preceded in death by brothers: Darryl "Doc" and Dennis Laffin, 

a granddaughter, Alicia Fisher, and brothers-in-law: Don Fisher, Ron Bruce, 

and Pat Fox.

 

Jannis was a 1955 Celina High School graduate.  While in high school, she 

enjoyed playing in the band and singing in the choir.  Jannis had a wonderful 

voice, which she shared as a vocalist at weddings and funerals in the area.

 

After graduation, Jannis worked with her father, Dwight Laffin, the Clerk of 

Courts, at his office in the Mercer County Court House.  Always a people person, 

Jannis enjoyed working as a cashier at Rankin's Store, Harts Family Center, and 

Walmart, where she retired after many years of service.

 

She was a life-long member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, now St. Paul's 

Country Church of Rockford.

 

Jannis enjoyed traveling with her family, and watching her favorite game shows, 

The Price is Right and Let's Make A Deal.  She also liked to cook, with Grandma's 

Famous Fruit Salad and Divinity Fudge, her specialties.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 10, at St. Paul's 

Country Church of Rockford, 1538 Oregon Rd., Rockford, with Pastor Michael 

Husted, officiating.  

 

Burial will follow at St. Paul's Country Church Cemetery.

 

Calling Hours are 3:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, November 9, 

at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, 

and also at St. Paul's on Friday, an hour prior to Services.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made 

to the American Heart Association.  

 

Condolences can be expressed to Jannis' family 

at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.

 

 
 
 
 
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