- March 4, 1941 - January 29, 2016
- Coralville, Iowa
of Janice's Passing
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“Dave and I always enjoyed bowling with Jan at Coral Lanes. We all had many years of fun.
1 of 30 | Posted by: Kay Ciha - Kalona, IA - Friend
“I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Xo, Fusaro Family
2 of 30 | Posted by: Destinee Fusaro - West Liberty, IA
“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...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Glenda Smith
“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...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Renee Ossman - Riverside, IA
“Sorry for your loss. Jan was my "go to" person. Loved her sense of humor. She will be missed.
5 of 30 | Posted by: Deb Peyton
“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...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Jason Clements - Coralville, IA
“You have our deepest sympathy.
7 of 30 | Posted by: Dick & Mary Craig - Iowa City, IA
“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...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Amy Heumphreus - Coralville, IA
“I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember her smile.
9 of 30 | Posted by: Brenda Hull - Coralville, IA
“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...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Doris Holst - Cedar Rapids, IA
“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...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: A friend
“Jan was an awesome lady. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you Lori, Royce and family.
12 of 30 | Posted by: Bry Bredlau
“I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Jan was a wonderful person. We all loved her here at the VA.
13 of 30 | Posted by: Pam Kissinger - Hills, IA
“"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...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Wessling Family - Coralville, IA
“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...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Kristen K. Uhler - Pleasant Shade, TN
“So sorry for your lose. She was a great lady
16 of 30 | Posted by: larry clothier - jefferson, WI
“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...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Jacki Kuepker - Iowa City, IA
“Very sorry Lori for yours and your families loss! Sending Prayers your way!♡
18 of 30 | Posted by: Angela Taff - Kalona, IA - Friend
“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...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Lisa Hole Newell - north liberty, IA
“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...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Missy Michel Daugherty - IA
“Jan you will missed by alot. I hope your at pease. Lori I'm so sorry for your loss.
21 of 30 | Posted by: Annie Kofron - Iowa City, IA
“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...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Rita Sotelo-Henry - Iowa City, IA
“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...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Audrey Twing - decatur, AL
“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...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Daniel and Donna Hayslett - IA
“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...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Bobbi - North liberty, IA
“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...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Jackie Baughman - Keota, IA
“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...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: elaine kasper - iowa city, IA
“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.
28 of 30 | Posted by: shelley cone - oxford, IA
“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...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Jeanette Butherus - Licking, MO
“She was one special lady and I am blessed to have had her as a friend
30 of 30 | Posted by: Linda Fettkether - Iowa City, IA
Janice E. "Jan" Wenman, 74 longtime resident of Coralville died at her home Friday, January 29, 2016, surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be held at 11am Thursday, February 4, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Jan's memory.
Janice Eileen Yoder was born March 4, 1941, in Washington, Iowa the daughter of Cornelius and Eugena (Testroot) Yoder. Jan married Henry "Lynn" Wenman on May 30, 1976, in Nashua, Iowa. For over 42 years she was employed at the Veterans Administration Hospital, retiring in October of 2013 as the Payroll Supervisor. Jan enjoyed many things in life, her membership in the American Legion Auxiliary, the many bowling leagues she and Lynn bowled in over the years, going mushroom hunting, "occasional" trips to the Riverside Casino, playing cards with family and friends especially "take", watching the grandsons football games, but most of all, being with all her family, her kids and their families, and her siblings and their families. She liked things simple, but she cherished what was important!
Her family includes her daughter, Lori Peterson and her husband, Royce of Coralville; step-sons and their wives, Ronald and Beverly Wenman of Coralville; and David and Julie Wenman of Highland Ranch, CO; 6 grandchildren,, Kim Vogelgesang (Jason), Kelly Lindsay (Ryan), Christopher Wenman (AnnMarie Gilbert), Tracy Wenman, Royce "R.L." Peterson and Trevor Peterson; 1 great-grandson, Weston Vogelgesang; Jan's sisters, Leila Stroeh of Lacrosse, WI; and Margaret Brogla of Coralville; numerous nieces, nephews and Jan's caregiver, Linda Peterson who has been so dear to Jan and her family the past number of months.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lynn; sisters, Bernice Darnold, Wilma Rhodebeck, Doris Patterson, Dessel Miller and Glennis Yoder (in infancy); and 2 brothers, Marvin and Donald Yoder.