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“Remembering dear Janelle today and her godly legacy of faithful service in the Kingdom. Much love and many prayers are sent to Pastor Lane, Joy,...Read More »
1 of 63 | Posted by: Faith Sinclair - Rolesville, NC

“We are so sorry ti hear about Janelle. I know that she is worshipping her Lord and Saviour in His presence. ”
2 of 63 | Posted by: Brenda Mucci - Pittsburgh, PA

“Janelle was always so kind hearted. When we worked at Twin Wells Indian School in Sun Valley, AZ, she was always gracious to me, especially as a...Read More »
3 of 63 | Posted by: Connie (McAlexander) Suehiro - WA

“May God's blessing continue to be with you. ”
4 of 63 | Posted by: Gloria Hamilton - Bourbonnais, IL

Janelle and Lane and family with a few of their PNG friends at GA 2009 in Orlando, Florida. “We thank the Lord for the friendship we have had over the years with Lane and Janelle and with their sweet daughters. David and I served with them...Read More »
5 of 63 | Posted by: David and Sylvia Potter

“Dear Lane and family; My heart is heavy and my eyes filled with tears. I think of all our times together and have kept you in my prayers. I will...Read More »
6 of 63 | Posted by: Bob and Linda Scott - Rio Rico, AZ

“Hello Lane, Joy, Laura and Sarah - We just wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We are so thankful for the...Read More »
7 of 63 | Posted by: Nikolai Ballin

“Our hearts are sadden to hear about Janelle. What a shock!!! Lane, you and your family are in our prayers. We don't know the reason now, but some...Read More »
8 of 63 | Posted by: Duane & Elaine Schafer - FL

“So sadened to hear of Janelle's untimely death. Our family is lifting, your family in prayer. God be with you all. Jon, Barb, Lauren, and Kristine...Read More »
9 of 63 | Posted by: Jonaton Spyker - Cridersville, OH

“Dear Laura, We are saddened by this news and the loss for your family. Please accept our sympathy, prayers and love in the Lord Jesus for you all....Read More »
10 of 63 | Posted by: David and Rebecvca McMilla

“Dear Lane, Joy, Laura and Sarah Our hearts and thoughts are with you on this day. Ken had major surgery this week and is recovering, but our...Read More »
11 of 63 | Posted by: Ken and Shirley Zuercher - OH

“Lane, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Our prayers are with you and the girls. ”
12 of 63 | Posted by: Steve Brown - Elkhart, IN

“May the memories of Janelle's beautiful life help to lift you up when you miss her the most. Praying for all of you. God's grace is sufficient to...Read More »
13 of 63 | Posted by: Marlys McClintock Drebenstedt - MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember what Jesus said: " Never will I leave you or forsake you." ”
14 of 63 | Posted by: Grace Pelley - Bourbonnais, IL

“We are so sorry to learn of the tragic death of Janelle! Our prayers go out to all the family! We pray for God's comfort, strength and guidance for...Read More »
15 of 63 | Posted by: Wesley and Zelda Burns - OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thanks for your faithfulness to the Lord and obedience in serving Him across cultures. Stuart Williams...Read More »
16 of 63 | Posted by: Stuart Williams

“Janelle will be sadly missed. So sorry for your loss. Scott, Cyndee, Seth, & Sarah Christman ”
17 of 63 | Posted by: The Christmans - Huntington, IN

“We were so sorry to hear of Janelle's unexpected home-going. What good memories we have of your family. We will never forget the time we shared at...Read More »
18 of 63 | Posted by: Bill & Naomi Bradley - Elkhart, IN

“I did not know Janelle but as a mother and a person of faith I will be praying for her family. Just reading about her life and all she has done for...Read More »
19 of 63 | Posted by: Jodi A Trudeau - Bourbonnais, IL

“So very sorry for your loss. Lifting you up in prayer and asking God to wrap his arms around you and give you comfort. ”
20 of 63 | Posted by: Reed and Stephanie Irwin - MI

“We remember well working with you at Twin Wells (now Sun Valley) Indian School. God was with us there and He is with us now during this time of...Read More »
21 of 63 | Posted by: Roy and Carolyn Lynn - Olathe, KS

“Lane, Janelle, and their 3 girls were at Grace Point in March for our Faith Promise Sunday. I know the family well because we attended Huntington...Read More »
22 of 63 | Posted by: Katrina Arbuckle - Fort Wayne, IN

“Remember many things from working together at Twin Wells, now Sun Valley Indian School. Remember making our first trip to the mountains of Show Low...Read More »
23 of 63 | Posted by: Darla Cline Byrd - Beverly, OH

“Lane, Joy, Laura and Sarah....our prayers are with you as you have had to say a sudden good bye to your amazing mom/beloved wife. She was a...Read More »
24 of 63 | Posted by: Verne and Natalie Ward - Lenexa, KS

“Praying for the family at the loss of a mother, wife, daughter, and sister plus daughter-in-law, sister-in- law, aunt and cousin. May everyone feel...Read More »
25 of 63 | Posted by: Judy Steigleder Deale - Woodburn, OR

“Lifting your family in prayer...thankful for your service in His Kingdom on earth and the gentle spirit and bright light that Janelle radiated to...Read More »
26 of 63 | Posted by: Joyce and John Pipkin - Columbia, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all. ”
27 of 63 | Posted by: Scott Apple - Briwnsburg, IN

“Dear Lane and Girls, Our heart breaks as we think of your loss. Janelle blessed us during our time in Papua New Guinea. She hosted the baby shower...Read More »
28 of 63 | Posted by: Jeff and Cheryl Crouch - Denton, TX

“Janelle was a few years older than me, so was not a close friend, but I always looked up to her as an amazing role model of the kind of Christian I...Read More »
29 of 63 | Posted by: Diana Reinert - Chambersburg, PA

“Janelle and I served together on the NEI Women's Ministry Council. I enjoyed her fellowship and her great love for our Lord. She was a wonderful...Read More »
30 of 63 | Posted by: Mary Ststom - Tavares, FL

“Dear Lane, girls, and your entire beloved family, We are so saddened by the news about Janelle. What a true gift from God she is, with such a gentle...Read More »
31 of 63 | Posted by: Al and Lisa Cantrell - WI

“Gentle spirit, quiet strength, servant heart...are just a few of the many attributes that come to mind when thinking of Janelle! She was a precious...Read More »
32 of 63 | Posted by: FaIth Sinclair - Rolesville, NC

“Lane and girls,We are so sorry to hear of Janelle's sudden passing. Although it has been a number of years since we were all at Kudjip together, it...Read More »
33 of 63 | Posted by: Brian & Carol Bett - Langdon, KS

“Our Deepest Sympathy to the Fosnaugh and Zurcher Families for the loss of Janelle. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this time of...Read More »
34 of 63 | Posted by: Pam Cloud - Friend

“The entire Zurcher family has blessed us across the years as we intersected in Africa and NTS. It was an honor and privilege to be associated with...Read More »
35 of 63 | Posted by: Chuck and Doris Gailey - FL

“Lane & Girls, We were deeply saddenned in heart to hear of Janelle's passing. Our church was unbelievably blessed just a few months ago by Lane...Read More »
36 of 63 | Posted by: Dave Childers

“To the Fosnaugh Family: I also remember the missionary appointment service in 1988 when we were appointed together to be missionaries in the Church...Read More »
37 of 63 | Posted by: Beverly Gruver - Lawrence, KS

“To Lane and daughters, and Carol Zurcher and family, Fosnaugh family Even though as Christians we do not grieve as others who have no hope, we still...Read More »
38 of 63 | Posted by: Rev. Ward and Brenda Lewis - IN

“Lane and girls, We remember when we were all appointed as missionaries. Our prayers are with you. May you all be aware of the presence of the Holy...Read More »
39 of 63 | Posted by: David & Marquita Mosher

“Dear Lane, Joy, Laura, Sarah, Words cannot express how sorry we all are to hear about your loss. Janelle loved you all so much. We are praying for...Read More »
40 of 63 | Posted by: Ron & Debi Berk - Ada, OK

“Lane and girls- Carol and I were shocked and saddened at the news of Janelle's death. It is not possible to know what you must be going through,...Read More »
41 of 63 | Posted by: Jim And Carol Dorough - OH

“To Lane and daughters and Carol and family. Our hearts ache for you. You are in our prayers. ”
42 of 63 | Posted by: Fred and Dinah Huff - Tijeras, NM

“Want to let you know we are thinking of you and praying for God's strength be yours, as you celebrate the life of a beautiful daughter, wife and...Read More »
43 of 63 | Posted by: Mike and Julie Shalley

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one Janelle. We sometimes don't know why these things happen but only God knows. God be with all of you...Read More »
44 of 63 | Posted by: Shirley (Crawford) Bailey - IN

“Just this brief note to assure the Fosnaugh and Zurcher family that we are now, and will continue, to pray that God's special strength, presence and...Read More »
45 of 63 | Posted by: George and Margaret Hurst - IN

“I remember when I first met Janelle...she was just three years old. Her parents (my sister and husband) were home on furlough from Africa. While...Read More »
46 of 63 | Posted by: Marilyn Pientka - Middleton, WI

“Wayne and I send our deepest condolences to Lane and the the girls. We met your family in PNG when we visited our family, the Myers' We will be...Read More »
47 of 63 | Posted by: Rev. Wayne and Pat Cummings - OH

“When a fellow missionary passes away they are still part of our family. ”
48 of 63 | Posted by: Tom and Faye Riley - Hermitage, TN

“I didn't know Janelle very well, but I do remember what a lovely person she was when we were students together at Olivet. I will be praying for her...Read More »
49 of 63 | Posted by: Brenda Mucci - Bethel Park, PA

“I met Janelle freshman year at Olivet in Nesbitt Hall. She is one of the sweetest persons I have ever met. My heart goes out to Lane and her three...Read More »
50 of 63 | Posted by: Wendy Carver - Homer Glen, IL

The MKs at Brook House in Pretoria South Africa.  Great memories of Janelle growing up. “Growing up, Janelle was always the "nice" MK - always smiling, always kind, had a great sense of humor and everyone just liked being around her. ...Read More »
51 of 63 | Posted by: Cyndi Scarlett - Nairobi, Kenya

“Our sincerest sympathy to the family for your loss. We are praying for you as you walk through this valley. May you sense God's presence and peace. ”
52 of 63 | Posted by: Larry & Ruth Brincefield - FL

“Pastor Lane and family, Lee and I were shocked and saddened to hear about the loss of Janelle.We fondly remember your interview and meet and greet...Read More »
53 of 63 | Posted by: Lee and Carolyn Brown - OH

“I will always remember Janelle from our time at Olivet. She was such a kind and sweet. She had a smile and sincerity that made every person feel like...Read More »
54 of 63 | Posted by: Kim Tweedy Payne - Shirley, IN

“Janelle always had a smile that would like up the room. Her service to the Lord as a missionary, pastor's wife and to her family inspired me. What...Read More »
55 of 63 | Posted by: Lynn and Rebecca Battershell - FL

“I'm praying for the family and friends during these hard times. ”
56 of 63 | Posted by: Doris - Flint, MI

“Janelle was an example for us all. I'm grateful for the time that God placed her in my life. Loved working with her and our teen quiz team. She will...Read More »
57 of 63 | Posted by: Tonya Fleetwoid - Wakarusa, IN

“Janelle touched so many lives over the years. Ours were a few of those. God used her to encourage and inspire us to walk closer to him. She now...Read More »
58 of 63 | Posted by: David & Rhonda Ackerman - Buhl, ID

“I will miss Janelle's sweet smile , her compassion, after Sunday prayer meeting fellowisp at McDonald's . Even getting inboxes messages to let me...Read More »
59 of 63 | Posted by: Linda Cisneros - Crown Point, IN

“Janelle, it's been a long time since I talked with you. I can't believe you're gone. It seems so unfair. One of my earliest memories of you was when...Read More »
60 of 63 | Posted by: Debbie Miller - Lincoln, NE

“I light a candle in memory of a woman of God who is now walking with Him hand in hand in heaven. My heart is heavy and there are no words to express...Read More »
61 of 63 | Posted by: Kelly & Jennifer McCormick - IN

“Janelle always me feel like family every time I saw her. Many years of diffrent memories. ”
62 of 63 | Posted by: tammy marqueling - fort wayne, IN

“Janelle was one of the nicest people around. She had such a sweet spirit, and was always smiling. Praying for the family through this very...Read More »
63 of 63 | Posted by: Peggy (Muncie) Collins - IN

Janelle R. (Zurcher) Fosnaugh, 52, went to her heavenly home on Monday, March 31, 2014. Born in Krugersdorp, South Africa, she was the daughter of missionaries Rev. Norman and Carol Zurcher. Janelle earned her Bachelor's degree from Olivet Nazarene University. Janelle was a woman of God. She loved to worship the Lord and share His love with others. That passion for the Lord led her and her husband to serve the Lord as missionaries for 18 years in the Navajo nation in Arizona, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Haiti. She served alongside her husband, Lane, who pastored Elkhart Northside Church of the Nazarene and is currently serving at South Lake Church of the Nazarene in Crown Point, IN. Janelle was extensively involved in women's ministries and was instrumental in starting a women's radio ministry in Papua New Guinea. Surviving are her loving husband of 30 years Lane Fosnaugh and daughters Joy, Laura, and Sarah Fosnaugh of Bourbonnais, IL, mother Carol Zurcher of Huntington, IN, siblings Kay (Richard) Gargiulo of Huntington, Bob (Deb) Zurcher of Roswell, GA, father-in-law Robert (Sharon) Fosnaugh of Fort Wayne, IN, sister-in-law DeLana (Ken) Millington of Fort Wayne, nephews Robert (Danielle) Gargiulo, Matthew (Rachel) Gargiulo, John Gargiulo, Jarrod (Katie) Zurcher, Brent Zurcher, niece Heather Millington, and great-niece Charlotte Gargiulo. Janelle is now worshiping in Heaven with her father Norman Zurcher, niece Hope Millington, and great-nephew Levi Gargiulo. Calling will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, 8611 Mayhew Road, Fort Wayne, IN. The service celebrating her life will be held at the church at 10:00 am, Saturday, April 5, 2014, with calling one hour prior. Dr. Lenny Wisehart and Rev. Brady Wisehart will be officiating the service. Burial will be held following the service in Lancaster Cemetery, Huntington County, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Fosnaugh Children's Education Fund or Melanesia Field Radio Fund. To sign the online guest book, go to