Jannette Esther Precechtel

01/28/1941 — 04/16/2019

From Richland, WA | Born in Salt Lake City, UT

Jannette Esther Precechtel

Jannette E. Precechtel

Jannette passed away at home April 16, 2019 in the presence of loving family members. She was born January 28, 1941 in Salt Lake City, UT. The family moved to Richland in 1944. She graduated from Richland High School in 1959 after marring the love of her life, Don. They celebrated their 60th anniversary in October 2018.

They moved to Kent, WA in 1966 where Jannette worked for the Kent News Journal. They returned to Richland in 1974. Jan worked for the Tri-City Herald as an Advertising Sales Rep until she retired in 2002.

Jannette and Don thoroughly enjoyed their motor home trips to Cougar games, the Oregon Coast and vacations to other western states. Their cruises to Alaska, Hawaii, and through the Panama Canal are among their favorite memories, along with their trips to the Czech Republic.

Jan was always very active during her life. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and reading a book a day. For the last 15 years Jan & Don have been “Snow Birds” in Yuma, Arizona, where she basked in the sun she so dearly loved.


Her favorite activity was hosting pool parties and BBQs in their backyard. Almost all the young family members learned to swim in their pool. In recent summers, Jannette and Don enjoyed wine from Market Vineyards while relaxing by the pool with family and friends. The family enjoyed teasing Jannette about not starting her busy day until her favorite program the Price Is Right was over.

Jannette is survived by her loving husband, Don; daughter and son-in-law, Thomas and Kelly Precechtel Bright; son, Michael; grandchildren, Danielle and Steven Loskot, Makena, Jordan, Ashley, Cody and great grandson, Thomas.

Jannette was loved and will be missed by her sisters and brothers-in-law; Dorothy Hout, Marion and Jim Morgan, Charlene and Mike Helle; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joann and J.R. Wilbur, Connie and Dick Beutler, Peggy Leanderson, Sharon Miles and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jannette would not want you to mourn her but to remember the good times an “LIVE, LAUGH, AND LOVE.”

On Friday, April 19, 2019 the family invites you for a viewing Einan’s at Sunset from 10:00am-2:00pm. On Saturday, April 20, 2019 the family invites you for viewing at Einan’s from 10:00am-2:00pm with Jannette’s graveside service to follow at Sunset Gardens at 3:00pm.

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  • Thinking of you, again, aunt Jannette, I am so blessed to have had you for an auntie. Your love and bright light will continue to shine. Don and family, thinking of you through the times of healing and praying for the joy she would want to leave you with. Kim

    Kim Wilbur
    May 1, 2019
    Kent, WA
  • Thinking of you, again, aunt Jannette, I am so blessed to have had you for an auntie. Your love and bright light will continue to shine. Don and family, thinking of you through the times of healing and praying for the joy she would want to leave you with. Kim

    Kim Wilbur
    May 1, 2019
    Kent, WA
  • We met Jannette a few times in our trips to Richland, Washington. Both Don and Jannette attended our daughters wedding in Illinois. She was a likeable person and someone nice to know. Our heart goes out to the family and she will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Uncle Ron and Aunt Sylvia

    Ronald & Sylvia Chmelina
    April 26, 2019
    Downers Grove, Illinois
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    Sorry for your loss. Smile and good things will happen 🙂

    Larry A

    LARRY AESCHLIMAN
    April 20, 2019
    Kennewick
  • Thinking of you Don, during this hard time, Thanks for all the memories back during the sixties, We always had good fellowship with each other, wish we could have had more. A time for all of us to take courage during these troublesom times, We do appreciate you Don, Always, Walt Morgan

    Walt Morgan
    April 19, 2019
    Cherokee Village, Ar
  • A sad time in the extraordinary love saga of Jeanett and Don. Thinking the best for you all.

    Tom Verellen
    April 18, 2019
    Lacey, WA
  • So very sorry to hear about Jeanetts passing, our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Pete &Rosie Fleming
    April 18, 2019
    Atwater Cslifornia
  • You will be missed. One of my fondest childhood memories is your yummy French toast breakfast after a sleepover. Love you all.

    Rance Femreite
    April 18, 2019
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