Janet Edith Kusel

January 24, 2020


Janet Edith Kusel went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 24, 2020 after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Janet was born on May 22, 1946 in Penticton, British Columbia , Canada to the late William and Hilda Dobbie. Her family immigrated to California in 1957. She graduated from Redlands High School and has maintained lifelong friendships from her early years.

Janet is survived by her husband of 52 years, Dr. Jimie Kusel; her brother, Bob Dobbie and wife, Estelle, of San Dimas, California; nephews, John Michael Dobbie (Serena) of Alta Loma, California and Scott Shacklett (Valerie) of Ontario, California; niece, Sandra Riffel (Mark Digirolamo) of San Dimas; and other family and friends.

Janet enjoyed a lifelong career in healthcare. Throughout her life she continued to grow and learn about the world around her. Much of her growth was experienced with the group of ladies in both her travel club and book club. Along with shared experiences, Janet shared many of her happiest moments with these special ladies. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Little Rock and used the lessons she learned to view all around her in their best light.

Janet and her family would like to thank the staff at Parkway Village for their loving care and support. She will always be remembered by her vivacious smile and her encouragement of others.

Visitation will be Sunday, January 26 from 3-5 p.m. at Little Rock Funeral Home, 8801 Knoedl Ct. (NW corner I-630 and Barrow Rd.).

Services will be Monday, January 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Dr. John Wright. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Janet may be made to ALS in Wonderland, 208 S. Donna Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205.

Arrangements by Little Rock Funeral Home, (501)224-2200. Janet's online guestbook may be signed at


JAN 26. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)

Little Rock Funeral Home
8801 Knoedl Ct
Little Rock, AR, 72205

Funeral Service

JAN 27. 11:00 AM (CST)

Little Rock Funeral Home
8801 Knoedl Ct
Little Rock, AR, 72205

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