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Janet Esther Dobiash-Schiller

May 15, 1955 — January 3, 2024

Harker Heights


Janet E. Dobiash-Schiller left this world to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon, January 3, 2024, at her son’s home in the presence of her loving son, Christopher W. Young, her sister, Joycelen R. Williams and her close daughter/friend, C. Rene White.

Janet and her identical twin sister, Jeanette, were born on May 15, 1955, to Mr. John L. Young, Sr. and Mrs. Florence Bethel Young in Opa Locka, FL. Janet grew up in High Springs, FL where she attended Douglas Elementary through the 6th grade, A.L. Mebane High School in Alachua, FL through 9th grade, and graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1973. After graduation, she and her twin decided to enlist in the U.S. Air Force. Janet was on active duty from February 1974 to July 1977. After her years of military service, Janet worked for the Lakewood Mall Town Center as an assistant property manager until her retirement where she earned numerous certificates, awards, and honors. Her first martial union was with David “Dave” W. Dobiash who preceded her in death in 1996. Her second martial union was with Randall “Randy” L. Schiller who preceded her in death in 2018.

Janet accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior in 1977 at New Covenant Pentecostal Tabernacle in Tacoma, Washington. She was ordained a minister of the gospel there under the late Pastor Edna E. Travis. Janet later was ordained an Evangelist under Pastor Eugene Satterwhite of Shekinah Glory Full Gospel Church. She served and ministered for many years at the Washington Correction Center for Woman, Ft. Lewis Army Base and throughout the Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia metro area. Janet was known by many as “Duchess” or “Mother Jan” as she demonstrated that type of relationship with love and class to everyone she met. In December 2022, Janet moved to Texas to be with her son where she continued her walk with God at the Marlboro Heights Missionary Baptist Church. Janet was a lover of people. She loved to sing, minister, help the needy, and encourage the downtrodden. In everything she did, she kept God first and at the center of her life.

Janet was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Willie Pearl Young, maternal grandparents, Beatrice Bethel and Eddington X. Burts; parents John L. Young, Sr. and Florence Bethel Young; identical twin sister Jeanette A. Young Pruett, and brothers John L. Young, Jr., Rev. James E. Young, Sr., and Jacob L. Young, Sr.

Janet leaves to celebrate her life, her son, Christopher W. Young of Harker Heights, TX; her three sisters, Willie B. Barnard (Brownell) of Ocala, FL; twins Joyce Blanding of Augusta, GA and Joycelen Williams (Clarence) of Ft Worth, TX; three brothers, Jeffery Young of Rome, NY; Joseph Young (Eva) of Arlington, TX; Jeremiah Young (Bridgette) of High Springs, FL and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, January 12, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home

506 N 38th St, Killeen, TX 76543

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Marlboro Heights Missionary

2901 Illinois Ave, Killeen, TX 76543

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