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Harshman, Janelle Louise, 63, of Orange, California, passed away on May 14, 2014, from breast cancer. Janelle was born on July 15, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Vernon and Evelyn Sorenson. She married her husband, David Harshman, on July 24, 1971, in Columbus, Ohio.

Janelle and David raised four children together in Southern California, and she took great pride in being a home-maker and stay-at-home mom. After her children were grown, she went on to start her own business.

Everybody who knew and loved Janelle was made better by her presence. She loved to organize vacations on the beach and family gatherings at her home with David. Her wit and dry sense of humor could brighten any day. As a 20-year breast cancer survivor, she was able to orchestrate a beautiful life for herself, her children, and her husband.

She is survived by her husband, David Harshman; their four children, Allison, Davielle, Margo and Daniel along with his wife Rosie; as well as her brother, Vern Sorenson and his wife Jennifer and children.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Red Hill Lutheran Church, in Tustin, CA.

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Published in Orange County Register on May 21, 2014.
Memorial service
11:00 AM
Red Hill Lutheran Church
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March 18, 2020
sorry to hear this dave. been thinking about you guys for a decade or so. you can hear me on reverb . com. would love to talk to ya !
April 23, 2017
We've lost touch over the past few years and I just learned of your wife's passing. I am so sorry. I hope you have healed a little with the passing of time and you have only the sweetest of memories. Best of everything, David. Sincerely, Eric Fingerhut
Eric Fingerhut
August 17, 2015
Dave I am so sorry to read of your loss. I have often thought of you and Janelle and the wonderful times we had while you were hwe in Columbus. Know your family will always be loved by me.

Roger Edwards
January 11, 2015
She was great
Ched Evans
July 7, 2014
At Daniel's Wedding
I miss you already Janelle! Although we didn't see each other often, every time we did, it was like the distance between visits disappeared. She was funny, smart and took good care of my cousin and their kids! It wasn't easy, but she made it look so easy! I laugh whenever I remember her as a mother of young kids...if they fell or got hurt: "Is there blood? If there's no blood, you're ok!" She was calm, cool and collected always! She loved Dave and her kids fiercely!
Randi Smith
July 1, 2014
Columbus, Ohio
Janelle and I visited the church where we got married long ago in Columbus, Ohio. Dave
David Harshman
May 28, 2014
I pray God gives all of you His peace that transcends all understanding during this time. Julie (Pierce) King
May 23, 2014
She was a great woman in the way she led her life, and a great woman in the way she faced the end of life. She was a great person twice, when most of us never get to be a great anything, not even once. She was lucky.
May 22, 2014
Our condolences to Janelle's family during this time. The four Bazler girls will always appreciate her for believing in their acting potential and representing them the past year. Thank you Janelle, we love you and will miss you.
Lisa and Ryan Bazler
May 22, 2014
This breaks my heart.
May 21, 2014
Janelle was a model of courage, inspiration, and had a big heart for family and friends. A life well lived that I will always remember and treasure her friendship.
Jeanette Yglesia and family
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