Janet Kae Bixler, 76, a lifelong resident of Berne, Indiana, passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She was born on June 18, 1943, in Berne, Indiana, to the late Forrest Danner and the late Helen (Sprunger) Beer. She was united in marriage to Fred Bixler on Jan. 14, 1962, at First Mennonite Church in Berne.

Janet was a member of First Mennonite Church and enjoyed using her quilting talents for the Women’s Ministry Group.

She was a lifelong homemaker and also assisted in the office as needed for Berne Hi-Way Hatchery. She also worked briefly for Home Dairy in Berne.

Janet took great joy in spending time with her grandchildren, especially attending their many activities as their biggest cheerleader. She held her faith and family very close to her. Janet was very passionate and meticulous, and a very gifted quilter. She enjoyed hosting people for various occasions, especially her family and her Bible study group; she was very precise and selective in all the details of preparing for her guests. Janet enjoyed traveling to many different places and she absolutely loved any type of chocolate.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Fred Bixler of Berne, Indiana; son Bob (Lisa) Bixler of Geneva, Indiana; son Dr. Scott (Joni) Bixler of Berne, Indiana; daughter Aimee (Dr. Jay) Hwang of Chicago, Illinois; and seven grandchildren, Kylee Bixler, Braden Bixler, Emily Hwang, Brooklyn Bixler, Gracyn Bixler, Ella Hwang and Kapri Bixler.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at First Mennonite Church in Berne, Indiana, with Pastor Mike Wertenberger, Fr. Larry Smith, and Pastor Jim Schwartz officiating. Burial will follow in M.R.E. Cemetery in Berne.

Family and friends will be received from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home – Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne, Indiana, and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Preferred memorials can be made to the Swiss Village Samaritan Fund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Zwick & Jahn Funeral Homes – Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne, Indiana.