Condolence & Memory Journal

Dave and I always enjoyed bowling with Jan at Coral Lanes. We all had many years of fun.

Posted by Kay Ciha - Kalona, IA - Friend   February 05, 2016

I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Fusaro Family

Posted by Destinee Fusaro - West Liberty, IA - Friend   February 03, 2016

I am sorry for your loss. I wish I had words to fill the hole she will leave in your lives. I had the honor of knowing Jan through the VA. She was always willing to help anyway possible. Then I would run into her outside the VA, we would always have a laugh or two. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Glenda Smith    February 03, 2016

I was a co-worker with Jan at the VA and she taught me so much and presence was always a treat. She made me laugh until I was almost crying. I'm so sorry for your families loss and her hard work and friendship will not be forgotten.

Posted by Renee Ossman - Riverside, IA   February 03, 2016

Sorry for your loss. Jan was my "go to" person. Loved her sense of humor. She will be missed.

Posted by Deb Peyton    February 03, 2016

I will always fondly remember our 12+ years working together. Somehow, she managed to keep both of us out of trouble, even though we were always looking forward to wearing orange jumpsuits together in Leavenworth. She has been, and will continue to be missed at the VA.

Posted by Jason Clements - Coralville, IA   February 03, 2016

You have our deepest sympathy.

Posted by Dick & Mary Craig - Iowa City, IA - Friend   February 03, 2016

Lori & Family, I am so, so, sorry to hear of Jan's passing. We have known her forever, and loved her even longer. What a great lady she was, She always had a Smile on her face, No matter what!!! Everyone that knew her will miss her!!
I hope that the memories stay with you forever. God Bless U All...

Posted by Amy Heumphreus - Coralville, IA - Friend   February 02, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember her smile.

Posted by Brenda Hull - Coralville, IA   February 02, 2016

Jan taught me how to do time cards so many years ago. I started out as a back up time keeper when engineering and housekeeping merged. I eventually became the full time timekeeper for the department. She taught me a lot and I"ll never forget the one time when we clashed heads. She felt so bad that she hurt my feelings, she brought me her favorite candy bar, a snickers. After that, we became friends and I could ask her for help anytime. She will be missed by many!!

Posted by Doris Holst - Cedar Rapids, IA - Neighbor   February 01, 2016

Dear Family, Jan Taught me so much at the VAMC in more ways that I can't thank her enough. "Mother "Wenman's" Name is on a pedestal and always will be. What a wonderful job you did as a care taker of your mom. She was such a "real" person. May she RIP.

Posted by A friend   February 01, 2016

Jan was an awesome lady. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you Lori, Royce and family.

Posted by Bry Bredlau    February 01, 2016

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Jan was a wonderful person. We all loved her here at the VA.

Posted by Pam Kissinger - Hills, IA   February 01, 2016


"Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart."

It was a privilege to know your mom, she was such an amazing women. We will never forget her and her wonderful sense of humor, and all the love she had for her family and friends.

Love you all to the moon and back, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.


Posted by Wessling Family - Coralville, IA - Friend   February 01, 2016

So sad for you and your family. I will always remember her for the smile on her face. My mother also sends her love. She has fond memories of your mother & being the "Jans" of bowling. I miss you and am thinking of you!

Posted by Kristen K. Uhler - Pleasant Shade, TN - Friend   February 01, 2016

So sorry for your lose. She was a great lady

Posted by larry clothier - jefferson, WI   February 01, 2016

Dear Lori and Family,
I was saddened to hear about the loss of Jan. I met Jan working at the Federal Employees CU, and she was my go-to person for any payroll related questions or problems. Smart lady and great mentor! I hope that the close relationship you shared and all your wonderful memories will help you through the tough days ahead. Thinking of your family and keeping you in my prayers! Love, Jacki

Posted by Jacki Kuepker - Iowa City, IA - Friend   January 31, 2016

Very sorry Lori for yours and your families loss! Sending Prayers your way!♡

Posted by Angela Taff - Kalona, IA - Friend   January 31, 2016

Roy Martin and myself extend our sympathies to the Wenman Family. I have been a friend of the family ( lori. Ron and Mrs. Wenmam) since 1969 when they lived on first avenue by the gorvins. How the years have past, but sorrow sinks in when we start to loose our friends and family and realize how short time really is. I am sorry for your loss Ron and Lori ( wenman family I too adored your Mom and she will certainly be missed by me and others

Posted by Lisa Hole Newell - north liberty, IA - Friend   January 31, 2016

Love you all to the moon and back again momma Jan. You've left an impact on my life and my daughters. May you lead a path for us all to meet with you again. Love and prayers to your family. Lori we love you.

Posted by Missy Michel Daugherty - Coralville, IA - Friend   January 30, 2016

Jan you will missed by alot. I hope your at pease. Lori I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Annie Kofron - Iowa City, IA - Friend   January 30, 2016

I just want to offer my condolences to the family. I worked at the VA for 15 years, which is how I met and knew her. She was quite a character in the most delightful way and I always enjoyed conversing with her, we seemed to take our outside breaks simultaneously. God love her for putting in over 40 years with the VA, I hope they truly appreciated her dedication. But God bless her. Hope she is still pulling on that "one-armed bandit"!

Rita Sotelo-Henry

Posted by Rita Sotelo-Henry - Iowa City, IA - Coworker   January 30, 2016

Lori and family ...Jan was like a second mom ,she was such a sweet lady, I remember working with her at the legion when we were in the auxiliary and the junior auxiliary selling popys was fun times ...she will be deeply missed

Posted by Audrey Twing - decatur, AL - Friend   January 30, 2016

Lori, Dave, Ron and families we sorry for your loss. It seems like yesterday we all sat down at edge-water for a cold one after a softball game together. Jan was a amazing lady. She will be missed by many. You will all be in our prayers in the days to come. God Bless.

Posted by Daniel and Donna Hayslett - Iowa City, IA - Friend   January 30, 2016

Lori and family I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was an amazing women and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family love the Halsteads

Posted by Bobbi - North liberty, IA - Friend   January 30, 2016

So sorry for your loss. Jan was a smart and amazing person and the VA was lucky to have her. She's been missed since shevretired and will be missed even more now.RIP sweet lady.

Posted by Jackie Baughman - Keota, IA - Coworker   January 30, 2016

So sorry to hear that Jan has left us. I will always remember her at the bowling alley. The last time I saw Jan you were taking her home from the hospital. My thoughts and prayer are with you during this time of sadness.

Posted by elaine kasper - iowa city, IA - Acquaintance   January 29, 2016

I used to see Jan at Coral lanes every Friday night. She was a real nice lady. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.

Posted by shelley cone - oxford, IA - Acquaintance   January 29, 2016

My thoughts, love and prayers are with you Lori and Family. I wish I could be there. May God give you strength and comfort to find peace during this most difficult time. She was an amazing woman and I will never forget her.

Posted by Jeanette Butherus - Licking, MO - Friend   January 29, 2016

She was one special lady and I am blessed to have had her as a friend

Posted by Linda Fettkether - Iowa City, IA - Friend   January 29, 2016