Tessman, Janet 8/25/1944 - 9/19/2020 Lawton Janet H. Tessman, 76, of Lawton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. Arrangements have been entrusted to Newell Chapel in Decatur. Per Janet's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be a memorial service in her honor at a later date. Memorial contributions in Janet's name may be made to the American Cancer Society. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at https://www.starksfamilyfh.com/newell-chapel. Janet was born August 25, 1944, in Jackson, Michigan to William and Dorothy (Franks) Pierce. She graduated from Lawton High School, the class of 1963. On March 21, 1964, she married the love of her life, Jerry Tessman in Lawton. Janet worked as a para-professional for Lawton and Paw Paw schools for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, Indian bead work and living history. Janet loved Muzzle Loading and was the Michigan State champion in 2004. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Janet is survived by her loving husband, Jerry, and many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Bill Pierce and Robert Pierce.