Jane Ann Svec, 85 of Billings, passed away at St. Vincent Healthcare on January 23, 2013. She was born on April 9, 1927, in River Falls, WI, the daughter of George and Grace Eaton. She grew up in Wisconsin, where she met her future husband Frank Svec. They were married in 1943 and celebrated 70 years together.
In 1945, Frank’s work brought them to Billings, where they started their family and raised 4 children, Phyllis, Ellen, Roger, and Cindy.
Jane was a gardener. She grew beautiful flowers, and enjoyed canning. She was a loving wife and mother, and devoted her time to her family. She was tough and determined, thrifty and frugal, which allowed her to provide for her family’s needs. She will be greatly missed.
Jane is survived by her husband Frank Svec of Billings; brother Bill Eaton of Billings; children Phyllis (Byron) Bothman of Billings, Roger (Elaine) Svec of Billings, and Cindy (Marvin) Heck of Vancouver, WA. 8 grandchildren, Karey, Stephanie, Haley, Rory, Justin, Joel, Chad, and Miranda and 7 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 5 brothers and 1 sister; daughter Ellen Tesar; and son-in-law Joe Tesar.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The casket will be open for visitation 1 hour prior to services. Refreshments will be served at Cornerstone Community Church, 4525 Grand Ave., Billings, MT 59106.
Memorials may be made to COR Enterprises, 2121 Lampman Dr., Billings, MT 59102, or Samaritans Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. (online at www.samaritan.org)