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Janet C. Buchholz

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Janet C. Buchholz, age 73, of Newell, died Jan. 14, 2012 due to complications from a stroke and diabetes at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Janet Carolyn Halverson, the daughter of Bernard and Beatrice (Lyster) Halverson, was born in Spencer, on Jan. 21, 1938. She lived her youth and received her education in Linn Grove, graduating from the Linn Grove High School in 1956. Janet attended Westmar College in LeMars for two years and then completed her education at Buena Vista College where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.

On Aug. 4, 1963, Janet was united in marriage to Ronald Buchholz at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove. Janet and Ronnie were the proud parents of two daughters, Nancy and Jorja. During her teaching career, Janet taught fourth grade in Albert City for twelve years. She then stayed at home where she was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. When her daughters were older, she returned to work as a med aide manager at Methodist Manor and Lutheran Family Services.

Janet was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Storm Lake and LWML. She also belonged to the Garden Club, Thursday Study Club, and a couple's card club. Special interests of Janet's included flower gardening and calligraphy. Despite her disabilities from the strokes, she always maintained a positive attitude.

Janet's life will be honored and cherished by her family which include her husband, Ronald "Ronnie" of Newell; two daughters: Nancy (Allan) Janss of Johnston; Jorja (Brad) Gibbins of Storm Lake; two granddaughters: Chelsey Gibbins and Aubrey Janss; sister, Joelle (Robert) McIlroy of Alliance, Ohio; brother-in-law, Sieg Buchholz of Osage Beach, Mo.; other extended family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister-in-law, Norma Buchholz.