Janell Wilz

Janell Wilz

April 15, 1956 — May 3, 2019

From West Richland, WABorn in Alliance, NE

Public Viewing

  •   Starts:
    Thu, May 9 2019, noon
  •   Ends:
    1 p.m.
  •   Location:
    Einan's at Sunset
    915 Bypass Highway

    Richland, WA US 99352

Celebration of Life

  •   Starts:
    Thu, May 9 2019, 1 p.m.
  •   Location:
    Einan's at Sunset
    915 Bypass Highway

    Richland, WA US 99352

Janell Lorraine Wilz, age 63, was born in Alliance, Nebraska on April 15, 1956 to Marvell and Darlene Thompson. She passed away at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, WA on May 3rd, 2019. Janell moved with her family to the Tri-City area in 1969. She worked at a variety of different jobs over the course of her life. At the time of her passing, she and her husband owned “Solarium Tanning” salons in Kennewick and Richland, WA.  

Janell is survived by her husband of 21 years, Dave Wilz; her sons David, Allan and Alton Morehead; her mother, Darlene Thompson; her sister, Belinda Lansink; her brothers Darryl (Kathy) Lucas, Ed (Kathy) Thompson, Rick (Priscilla) Thompson and Randy (Jennifer) Thompson; stepchildren David (Connie) Wilz, Jr. and Eric (Wendy) Wilz; grandchildren Tyler, Garrett, Ryan, Kenzie, Seth and Ellie Wilz, Korina and Dakota Morehead; Lonnie and Kevin Large. Additionally, Janell is survived by countless nieces and nephews 

Janell is preceded in death by her father, Marvel Thompson; grandfathers Carl Rensvold and Floyd Thompson; grandmothers Beulah Rensvold and Iola Thompson; aunts Lela Ball, Ellen Chevalier, Carol Carter and Edna Sherman; uncles Dean Carter, Wilmer Rensvold, Alton Chevalier, Reeves Ball, Oscar Thompson, Earl Thompson, Orville Thompson and Clarence Thompson and Paul Thompson.

Janell was dearly loved by her entire family. She and husband Dave shared a relationship to be envied, he loved her dearly. They met in 1989 and were married on October 26th, 1996. They enjoyed not only working together but also traveling and spending time with family and friends alike. Together she and Dave went to countless street dances and motocross races. They adopted and spoiled countless four-legged family members including Roxy, Drake, Boss and Pretty Boy. Janell most cherished the time she spent with her many grandchildren. She was the first to begin planning every birthday party and family gathering. She could always be counted on to support her family in times of happiness and hardship. And, despite her lifelong struggles with her own health issues, she never complained and rarely spoke of her own struggles.  Janell put everyone else above herself, always.

A Public Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 9th, 2019, starting at noon with her funeral service to follow at 1:00 pm at Einan’s at Sunset, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA. 99352. Interment will follow her service at Sunset Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to POPP (Pet Overpopulation Prevention) Tri-Cities; 5811 W. Van Giesen Street, West Richland, WA. 99353


Guestbook for

Janell Wilz


  • Mom you will be deeply missed

    David Morehead
    May 9, 2019
  • You will be missed and loved mom prepare heaven for me i love you

    Allan Morehead
    May 9, 2019
    Yakima
  • Janie, Thank you for always remembering us when you came to Boise for the motorcross racing. Also for having the biggest heart for animals in need. We will miss your smile and gentleness ! Love you

    Aunt Karen and cousin Don
    May 8, 2019
    Boise, Id
  • You will be missed. You were a kind and caring person. Praying your family feel the love and comfort of the Lord today.

    Uncle Harlan and Aunt Kathy
    May 8, 2019
    Nampa, id
  • Janell you have always welcomed us to parties at the park and made us feel like family. Always interested in what was going on in our lives and making sure my mom was comfortable and happy. It’s so true that you always put others first. You and Dave were so great together we loved hearing about all the trips you were taking. Janell you will be remembered most for the smile that was ever present and the stories about your beloved fur babies. Rest In Peace as you forget the pain you’ve had for so long. Love the Maynard’s.

    Nancy and Allan Maynard
    May 7, 2019
    Kennewick
  • Janell we all will miss you and all that you did for everyone down here, but now you're needed above with my momma so she has someone to kick up her heels with! I remember some of your fun parties you'd plan and heaven is definitely gaining a wonderful person with you. Rest in peace my friend. 😪😥

    RaeAne Morgan
    May 7, 2019
    Richland
  • Dear Sis, You will be truly missed with all your love, kindness and thoughtfulness that you have shared over the years. You will always have a special place in my heart and will never be forgotten. I love and miss you! Little Bro.

    Randy Thompson
    May 7, 2019
    Pasco, WA.

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