In Memory of Janis Kreisler

Janis Kreisler
Janis Kreisler
Born: October 16, 1934
Died: April 11, 2021
Age: 86
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Janis Kreisler
October 16, 1934 - April 11, 2021
From: Ida Grove, IA

Janis Kreisler, age 86, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, April 11 2021, at the Manilla Manor of Manilla, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard A. Salcido will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Friday, April 16, 2021, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic masks are encourage and social distancing rules apply. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Janis Carol Kreisler, the daughter of Paul and Selma (Block) Cameron, was born on October 16, 1934, in Niobrara, Nebraska. Janis, her twin sister, Jeana, and younger brother, Tom, moved to Alta, Iowa, where the siblings grew up. She graduated from Fairview School in Alta with the class of 1953.

On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1953, Janis married Harry Paul Kreisler in Omaha, Nebraska, and the couple were happily married for 50 years. Janis and Harry were blessed with three children--Joy, Jerry, and Gail. Janis worked on the farm with her family and for 35 years in the dietary department at Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa, before retiring in 2010.

She loved watching, feeding, and reading about birds, as well as cooking for family get togethers. Janis always wanted to be a teacher and for a short time taught an adult reading course. Many fond memories were made spending time with family, especially fishing with cane poles at farm ponds on warm summer nights, where she was always on the lookout for snakes. 

Janis was a faithful member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa, where she taught Sunday school and was active in ladies circle when she was able. In 2015, Janis moved to Golden Horizons Assisted Living in Ida Grove. While there, Janis developed a love for painting landscapes, crocheting baby hats, and playing Bingo, which she especially enjoyed when she won. Janis enjoyed a good laugh and treasured every moment with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish the memories are her daughters Joy (Kelby) Wulf of Holstein, Iowa, and Gail (Roger) Kenkel of Manilla, Iowa; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Irene Kreisler of Sioux City; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Janis was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Selma Cameron; husband Harry Paul Kreisler; son Jerry Kreisler; brother Tom (Judy) Cameron; sister Jeana (Verne) Hansen; and son-in-law Dennis Sharkey.  



10:30 a.m., Saturday
April 17, 2021
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Richard A. Salcido


Mike Redenius
Dave Redenius
Phil Johnson
Roger Kreisler
Wayne Bode
Dave Johnson


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 16, 2021
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


"Here I Am Lord"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"For All The Saints"

Sue Salcido, Organist


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:08 AM
“Joy; So sad to hear about your mother. Vicky is in England but will let her know.May God comfort you in your sorrow. Vera Varner”
- Vera Varner
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:08 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Manny prayers being saent to Joy and family.
Betty Mildenstein - Dahl”
- Betty (Mildenstein) Dahl
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:08 AM
“Sorry for your loss, Joy. Prayers for you and your family. ”
- Jodean (Rupert) Groesbeck
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:08 AM
“We remember Janis and Harry very well. They were members in our church. Wonderful, friendly couple. They are at peace in heaven with God now. Blessings to all of the family. ”
- Marc and Marsha [Lunzman] Kjar
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:20 AM
“Spent time with Jan at Golden Horizons, we had so much fun making hats for kids and infants. Also time with her at Horn, she was a joy to know and share her time with. Know today she is happy in heaven with Harry! Blessings to you and your family! ”
- Shar Osborn
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:20 AM
“My heart goes out to all the family. I am sorry for your loss and trust your special memories help your grieving. Janis was a great lady and will be missed!”
- Anna Bode
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:20 AM
“My sympathies to Joy and family. Many fond memories of your mom.”
- Cathy (Streck) Smith
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:20 AM
“I remember Janis working at Horn Memorial hospital, she was a lovely Lady and I enjoyed her very much! I'm glad I got to see her not too long ago and we had a nice chat. My sympathies to her family and friends. RIP Janis, fly high with the Angels!”
- Tonya Dupre
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 2:19 PM
“I enjoyed working with Janis so much at the hospital.. She was a true joy. She taught me how to make molasses cookies... Her specialty... Sincere condolences to her family knowing that she is in her heavenly home with Harry and is smiling... RIP Jannie...A great friend/co-worker.
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