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Jan Niebes

March 20, 1949 May 10, 2015
Jan Niebes
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Obituary for Jan Niebes

Keystone—Jan Niebes, 66, died peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church in Blairstown with Pastor David Rempfer officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Inurnment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blairstown.

Jan Bentzinger Niebes was born March 20, 1949 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of Dean and Gladys McClain Bentzinger. She received her nursing degree from Kirkwood Community College. On January 23, 1971 she married Ronnie Niebes in Iowa City. The couple lived and farmed in the Keystone area. Jan worked at Mercy Hospital, was the school nurse at Benton Community Schools and retired from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2012. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Blairstown. Jan enjoyed sewing, Iowa football and camping but her family was the center of her life.

She is survived by her husband, Ronnie; her sons, Ben (Tricia) Niebes and Jake (Lindsay) Niebes, both of Blairstown; daughters, Katie (Tim) Hamilton, Luzerne and Betsie (Rod Brehm) Niebes, Woodbury, MN; nine grandchildren, Jessica and Dylan Niebes; Zach, Ethan and Ivan Hamilton; Caden and Laina Brehm and Jack and Hallie Niebes; brother, Rex (Kathy) Bentzinger, Coralville and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Tim Bentzinger and sister-in-law, Karla Niebes.

A memorial fund has been established.

Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Jan and her family. Condolences may be left at www.vsrfh.com.




Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church in Blairstown with Pastor David Rempfer officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Inurnment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blairstown.

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