Janet D. Kolpin
Aug. 29, 1932 -Nov. 25, 2007
Janet died Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia, where she had been a resident.
Memorial services for Janet D. Kolpin, 75, Cherokee was 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia, Pastor Bruce Rapp officiated. Inurnment is in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. There was no visitation. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Janet Dora Wieland was born Aug. 29, 1932 at the Bates Hospital in Aurelia, the daughter of George William and Pauline Selma (Stutz) Wieland. She received her education in the Aurelia Community School system, and graduated from the Aurelia High School in 1950. While in school Janet played the clarinet in band, sang in mixed choirs, was a member of the Future Homemakers of America (F.H.A.), and served as a homecoming attendant. She attended the Methodist Church where she played the piano for adult Sunday school, and was learning to play the church's pipe organ. After Janet graduated she went to work for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Cherokee, where she worked as an operator for a few months then worked in the business office for four years.
On Sept. 24, 1954 Janet married Harlan Kolpin in Jackson, Minn. In 1955 they moved to Chariton, and lived there until 1968, when they moved to Knoxville. In 1970 Janet and Harlan were divorced. Janet moved back to the area and settled in Cherokee with her five children. She worked a few years for O&E Café in Cherokee, and then worked at Hilltop Care Center in Cherokee where she worked in both the dietary and laundry departments until she retired in 1998.
Preceding Janet in death were her father in 1972, her mother in 1995, and her brother, Keith Wieland in 1988.
Survivors include her five children, Kathy and her husband Dale Zoch, Cherokee; Richard Kolpin, Cherokee; Cindy and her husband Dale Graham, Cherokee; Pam Craig, Cherokee, and James and his wife Linda Kolpin, Aurelia. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; Melissa Agnitsch, Jody Zoch, William Graham, Jessica Graham, Adam Craig, Abby Craig, Ian Kolpin, and Eli Kolpin, two great-grandchildren; Dylan Agnitsch and Dominic Graham, one sister; Gretchen and her husband Dean Mummert, Cherokee; sister-in-law Darlene Joy Wetrosky, Cherokee, and other relatives and friends.