Lee Vineyard
July 29, 1924 - November 14, 2010
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Lee Janet (Handlos) Vineyard, 86, of Placida, FL., passed away Sunday, November 14, 2010, at her home in Placida Harbor. Janet was born July 29, 1924, to Helen (Rade) Handlos and Joseph Frank Handlos in Land O’ Lakes, WI. She graduated from Saint Mary’s of Notre Dame, IN, in 1942. Janet moved to Chicago, IL.,…

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Bern and Jeanne Fleming left a message on November 17, 2010:
Your parents were wonderful people and pillars of the community. They will be missed. Bern and Jeanne Fleming
Stephanie Caruso Jack left a message on November 17, 2010:
The Lady from Black Oak Lake She grew up over by the lily pads Where frogs played and turned into princes She married a future King of burgers And they shared many special instances She was regal as a Queen Much more beautiful by far They visited many places By jet, steamer ship or car Someone’s in the kitchen with Janet Her base, whatever home at the time The woman created food magic She could turn lemon into lime She watched over her King As he watched over her Wherever one was found The other was nearby for sure The end of a realm; an era has ended today Her King needed her again by his side Gone are their past transportations On moonbeams & sunbeams they ride. Love and prayers to their family, Steph
Susan Olk left a message on November 17, 2010:
Am so sorry to hear about Janet and Vern; I have known both of them since I was a little girl, and will so miss not seeing them when I come to visit my Mom every summer. They were always so nice to me and my family, they will be fondly remembered. Susan
Roberta M Morris left a message on November 17, 2010:
I am so sad to hear about the passing of your Mom and Dad. I do not know if I will be in Land O'Lakes in June. Keep close all the wonderful memories of life on Black Oak that all your fellow lake lovers share with you and your family. Love, Roberta
Shelley Caruso Peterson left a message on November 17, 2010:
My world was a better place because of you, Janet Vineyard. God speed...
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
BillBergBerg left a message on November 17, 2010:
Janet was one of my all time favorites She was kind beautiful and a fantastic g Janet o ne of my all time favorites
David Hoffman left a message on November 17, 2010:
OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILIES. BOTH PARENTS - SAME SEASON. BEREAVEMENT & BLESSINGS ... ALWAYS BALANCING. BLACK OAK SHARES THE HONOR. - DAVID.
Jane & Jim Surpless left a message on November 17, 2010:
Yes, they both will be terribly missed by all the family of Jane & Jim we truly loved them both.
Jerrie & Stu Walesh left a message on November 17, 2010:
Our condolences to your family. We met your Mom and Dad through John and Dee Caruso and enjoyed many concerts and dinners with them the past few years in Florida. Pleaase take comfort in knowing that they are together and suffering no more pain.
babs and pidge tracy left a message on November 17, 2010:
Wow! What a great loss for our beloved Black Oak. These two were the epitome of graciousness, love, and Northwoods spirit. It was a priveledge to know them, and their beautiful family. They are forever a part of all who knew them. babs and pidge
JoAnn M. Muir left a message on November 17, 2010:
My dad, Red Muir, was a long time friend of your mother's father, Joe Handlos. I knew Joe in his later years. I just loved him. I am sure I crossed paths with you and your family, but I just cannot remember. But Joe was such a wonderful person, I just had to say something about the loss of both your mother and father. I lost my dad in 1984, he was 84 and my mom in 1999, she was 95 and I still miss them everyday. I know the wonderful things that is said about your mom and dad is so true. I really understand the loss, and I just wanted to say something. JoAnn Muir
Lyn & Dirk Meyer left a message on November 17, 2010:
Helen Jo and Flip: Janet and Vern were the couple who personified out BOL community for their generation - like your grandfather Joe did for the previous generation. They will be missed but we have great memories of them. Our sympathies to you. Lyn and Dirk
Punnoose Mackiel left a message on November 17, 2010:
May God bless the family of Vern and Janet Vineyard. A very heartfelt condolence to you all. Janet and vern were my patients while in Land O'Lakes. Punnoose Mackiel M.D.
Margaret Haar-Sikora left a message on November 17, 2010:
To the Family of Janet Vineyard: I met Janet a couple years ago when I first met Vern. Both of them touched my heart and my soul and impacted my life in a profound way. Janet had the brightest smile, and the most dazzeling twinkle in her eyes. She had the most outgoing spirit and zest for life! I so appreciate the short time, that I got to know the both of them. I deeply appreciate the advice she had to offer me. God definitely recruited another angel. God Bless... Margaret Haar-Sikora
Betsy Pranke left a message on November 17, 2010:
Helen I just learned of the passing of both of your parents. Just want to say I feel it was an honor to get to know both of them during the summer of 2009. They truly were special people. It was hard to see them go back to Florida. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Betsy
Deb & Scott Barnum left a message on November 17, 2010:
Dear Helen Jo and Bob, We are so very sad to read this news, your parents were an absolute institution on Black Oak...they will be sorely missed, and certainly remembered with great fondness. I hope you are ok....cannot imagine being in your shoes right now. With very best wishes, Deb and Scott
Sharon Caruso Basten left a message on November 17, 2010:
Dear Helen Jo and Flip, My heart goes out to you for the loss of your Mom and Dad. I loved them so, my kids loved them. I have great memories growing up and then they got to see my kids grow up. They were always happy. They would always laugh at my jokes! (Even if they weren't that funny) They were thoughtful and kind, and I knew I was always welcome to stop in. Your Mom was especially happy in her garden. Your Mom was a wonderful cook, of which I learned a few great dishes. Someday, when I really grow up, I want to be just like your Mom! I think Shelley said the same thing! Know this, they are in Heaven and back in each others arms again.
Kathy and Fritz Hill left a message on November 17, 2010:
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Janet.She was an amazing woman, wife mother and grandmother. She was an amazing woman and loved by so many.She will be deeply missed at the Lake.Our love and thoughts are with Helen Jo and her family.
Mary Keziah left a message on November 17, 2010:
Dear Flip and Family, Our thoughts continue to be with you as you now face the loss of your dear Mother. It looks like your Mom just needed to be with your Dad and together they will celebrate happiness in Heaven, healthy and whole again. Please know that we have you in our prayers and hope that the fond memories will soon replace the sadness you feel at this time. With love, Mike, Mary, Seth and Evan
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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