Jane Irene Chawinga (Claassen)
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Oct. 17, 1945 - Aug. 22, 2012
Jane Irene (Claassen) Chawinga lost her two-year battle with cancer on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the age of 66. Jane was born in Lincoln, Neb., on Oct. 17, 1945, and grew up in Woodland.
The daughter of Dr. Carl and Martha Claassen (both deceased) she is survived by her sons Zechariah and wife Krista of Cambria, and Samuel and Jennifer of Los Angeles; grandsons Cianan and Cuinn, sisters Mary Lou Cope of Gresham, Ore., and Linda Mitchell of Branson, Mo.; step-sisters Jeanne Hahne of San Francisco and Debra Taylor of Austin, Texas; and step-brothers Russell Fischella of San Francisco and Mike Moody of Mesa, Ariz. She was preceded in death by step-brother Dr. Don Fischella and step-mothers Terry Fischella-Claassen and Maxine Moody-Claassen.
Jane loved the Lord and His word. She enjoyed memorizing Scripture and helping others to do the same. She also taught Bible studies and always had time to pray with people.
A memorial service will be held at Calvary Chapel Modesto, 4300 American Ave., Modesto, at 1 p.m., Saturday Sept. 8. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Gospel for Asia in Jane's memory.
Published in Daily Democrat from Sept. 7 to Oct. 5, 2012