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Gertrude Janett

September 3, 1920 November 2, 2014
Gertrude Janett
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Vinton--Gertrude Janett, 94, died peacefully Sunday, November 02, 2014 at Rock Ridge Residential Care Center in Shellsburg. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vinton with Rev. Mark C. Urlaub officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and an hour before services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Garrison Cemetery.


Gertrude Jessie Janett was born September 3, 1920 in Maquoketa, IA, to Jens and Meta Stoll Petersen. She was raised and attended school in Maquoketa. On February 14, 1943, she married Paul Janett in Maquekota. He preceded her in death on September 30, 1995. The couple lived in Vinton and Manchester, retiring in 1980 and moving to rural Garrison. Gertrude was a longtime member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she was an active member of the Lutheran Church Women and the church quilting group. She also volunteered at the Virginia Gay Hospital Annex for many years.


She is survived by her her daughter, Paulette (Terry) Henkle, Garrison, IA; her son, Steven (Nancy) Janett, Corpus Christi, TX; her sister, Elsie Kokemuller, Davenport, IA; brother-in-law, Robert Janett, Denison, IA; sister-in-law, Charline Petersen, Maquoketa, IA; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Alvin and sister, Mildred Rohlfs.


Memorials may be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Visitation-- 4 to 7 pm Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home and an hour before services at the church on Wednesday.
Service--10:30 am Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Vinton.
Burial--Garrison Cemetery

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