In Memory of Janice Edna Hummel
Died: September 4, 2013
Janice Edna Hummel, age 70, of Ida Grove, Iowa, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, Iowa, under the direction of Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Homes of Ida Grove. The Reverend Richard A. Salcido and the Reverend Adam Peck will officiate, with burial to follow in Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida Grove. Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with the family present from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove. The Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenhuffman.com
Janice Edna Hummel, the daughter of Robert and Doris (Miller) Dutler was born on September 4, 1943, in Ida Grove Iowa. Janice was brought into God’s Family in Holy Baptism on October 17, 1943. She was confirmed on April 14, 1957, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove.
Her childhood years were spent in Ida Grove, and it was in this community where she received her education. She graduated from high school on May 19, 1961, and began National Business Training College in Sioux City Iowa. In 1962 she graduated with a degree in business.
On August 25, 1963, Janice was united in marriage to Richard LeRoy Hummel. The early years of their marriage were spent in Sac City, Iowa where she was employed at Loring Hospital. In 1975, she and her family moved to Ida Grove, Iowa, where she was employed at Horn Memorial Hospital. At the age of 63 Janice retired from Horn Memorial Hospital and dedicated her time to her grandchildren and all of their activities.
Janice enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeyes sporting events, NASCAR, and NCAA Basketball Tournament, along with bird watching and going to coffee with her friends.
Janice has been a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. Janice was received into God’s Kingdom of Grace on September 04, 2013 at the age of 70.
Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Tami Lynn and her husband John Van Erdewyk, of Des Moines, Iowa and Michelle Lynn and her husband Dale Tucker, of Hartford, South Dakota; four grandchildren, Makayla and Emma Van Erdewyk, and Kendra and Tanner Tucker; a brother Darrell Dutler, of Spencer, Iowa, and her beloved companion, Snickers.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two infant sons, Darold and Donald.
10:30 A.M., Saturday,
September 7, 2013
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Gove Iowa.
Reverend Richard A. Salcido
Reverend Adam Peck
Friday, September 6, 2013
Visitation: from 4:00 to 8:00P.M.
Family Present: from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Christensen ~ Van Houten
Ida Grove Iowa.
Geraldine Dankert, Organist
Darwin Wlaters, Vocalist
"Amazing Grace", Solo
"How Great Thou Art", Solo
"On Eagle's Wings"
Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa
Hugs & sympathy,
Please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. I know your mom loved you all unconditionally and I'm sure she knew she was loved too. Matthew 5:4 4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.”
I am so sorry to hear that Aunt Jan died. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will sure miss her letters and Christmas cards. She was always so kind and she will be missed
Elizabeth & Taylan Hummel”
Our hearts are so heavy and sad for you and for us. Jan was part of the entire Van bunch. She just fit! We will miss her at every family gathering. She was just one of those people you didn't need to "get to know". She was so open and full of love that the first time she met someone she cared about them. Her short journey being ill was bravely fought. We are all so glad we got to see her in July, even then, you could tell she felt lousy but she asked about us first, she sincerely want to know that we were doing well before we could even get a word in to ask how she felt and what was next for her. She was so happy that she got to see everyone at home that weekend. What an example of God's love! St. Frances de Sales said, "There is nothing as strong as tenderness and nothing as tender as true strength." Jan, even in her eternal life, is true strength!
All our love and prayers for each of you.
Marty, Tammy and family”
Your family is in my prayers and heart. You have been since day one. Much love and peace to you all. Every time I got to spend with your Momma she was the kindess, sweetest, and tenderhearted person anyone would want to know. She was a great person. She raised great children and had a wonderful family!
Many sympathies to you and yours. Love always,