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Jayne Lou Krebser
  • Sturgis Civic Players
    69109 Oakwood Dr.
    Sturgis, MI 49091

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“I have known Jayne since 6th grade in Sturgis. We also dated a few times in high school. Later in life discovered we shared the same great aunt and...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Hal Kauffman - Camas, WA - Friend

“So sorry to hear of this. I remember Jayne from when I worked at the Journal years ago. her laugh was very infectious. She is in a much better place...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Joe Smoljo - Seymour, IN

“I fondly remember Jayne as a strong and faithful supporter of the Sturgis Civic Players, helping with productions, donating costumes and giving...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Sutter - White Pigeon, MI

“Ty and Steve. I have known you since you were small children. Thank you Steve for calling my son Don Myers, Jr. to let us know. I love Jayne so...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jo Anne Medley - Payne, OH

“Hi to Ty and Steve. I send my sympathies to you both. I worked at the Journal and saw you boys grow up. Your mom was so lively. I knew your...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Dee Miller - Howe, IN - Coworker

“I am so sorry for the loss of such a lively, friendly, talented, and fun lady. I knew Jayne from her Kirsch days, and church. The Heavens are...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Jeanette Kehoe - Sturgis, MI

“Tyrus (Ty) and Donna Krebser along with their four children, Matt, Mitchell, Michaella and Maia send loving thoughts to those whom cared for, and...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Hackman Family Funeral Homes - MI


Jayne Lou Hostetler Krebser, age 83 of Sturgis, Michigan made her transition to the next world Thursday evening June 15, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis where she was surrounded by the incredibly loving staff of nurses and caregivers that she loved wholeheartedly.
She was born March 21, 1934 in Shipshewana, Indiana daughter of the late Tyrus LaJoie and Zella Mae (Hutton) Hostetler.
Jayne was a character to say the least. Full of wit laughter and intense sense of humor, she grew up in Sturgis as the last living daughter of Tyrus and Zella.
Upon her graduation from Sturgis High School with the class of 1952, she stuck off for New York City and the bright lights of Broadway. She had a brief but exciting career working in the early days of television at both NBC and CBS. She appeared in several cameo spots during that period of time.
While living in New York City, she met once again, her future husband James William Karl Krebser whom she later married in New York City and had two sons with, James Stephen Hutton Krebser of Palm Desert, California and John Ty Krebser of Bradenton Florida and was blessed with four grandchildren: Matthew, Mitchell, Michealla, and Maia.
Jim and Jayne went their separate ways and she started down another career path in both Honolulu Hawaii and Santa Barbara California as a graphic artist, architectural renderer and interior designer. Jayne had many proud accomplishments.
In 1974 Jayne returned to Sturgis to be with her parents and so that her sons could attend Sturgis High School. Jayne went to work for the Sturgis Journal and was also also very active in the community including serving on the city planning board and was an active member in the Sturges Civic Players for many years.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Friday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 where funeral services celebrating the life of Jayne L. Krebser will begin at 2:00 P.M. Friday. The Deacon Larry Kasuboski will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at the Shore Cemetery in Shipshewana, Indiana.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to the Sturgis Civic Players c/o: Marry Sutter, 69109 Oakwood Dr., Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.