In Memory of Janice Edna Hummel

Janice  Edna Hummel
Janice Edna Hummel
Born: September 4, 1943
Died: September 4, 2013
Age: 70
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Janice Edna Hummel
September 4, 1943 - September 4, 2013
From: Ida Grove, IA

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

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


Dale Schiernbeck
Mike Korner
Eugene Scheffler
Larry Rector
Darold Brookbank
Gerald Tarr


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
Funeral Home
Ida Grove Iowa.


Geraldine Dankert, Organist
Darwin Wlaters, Vocalist

"Amazing Grace", Solo
"How Great Thou Art", Solo

Congregational Hymn
"On Eagle's Wings"


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 1:34 PM
“My deepest sympathies go out to Jan's family. Jan is a cousin on my father's side of the family. I do wish could have spent more time together. It seems like, when you live far away from each other you only see each other at funerals or weddings. Sometimes you just lose contact. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I know she will be missed.

Hugs & sympathy,
Judy Hatton”
- Judith Miller Hatton
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 1:34 PM
“Tami & Family ~
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.”
- Julie (Ruser) Campbell
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 1:34 PM
“The world will miss Jan! She was delightful as a girl, and wonderful as a woman. It is impossible to describe the delightful times we had as cousins, when we would finally get together as she lived in Iowa and I in Missouri, and back when we grew up, that was quite a distance. March Madness will not be the same as that was the time of the year when we were on the phone together the most. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers!”
- Joni Kimsey
Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:54 PM
“Tami, Michelle & family,

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”
- Elizabeth Hummel
Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:54 PM
“My heart is saddened by the lost of my dear, lifelong friend. Jan was always there for me when I needed someone to cheer me up, laugh with or cry with and I will miss her so very much. My sympathy and love go out to Tammy and Michelle and their families!”
- Kathy Shelley
Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:54 PM
“To all of you and your families, we are so sorry for the loss of Jan. She was a truly caring, fun-loving, and wonderful person. I had known her since we were 5 years old and started kindergarten together. After we graduated from high school, we lost touch -- getting married and living far from each other. But, I will always remember the good times we had together and am happy that I got to visit with her at home in Ida Grove when we came from GA for our last class reunion. We had a great time, and that's the way I will always remember her -- smiling and happy.

Lo' Stephens”
- Michael & Lola Stephens
Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:54 PM
“Tami and Family, We were very sorry to hear of your loss. Jan was such a good neighbor and dear friend to our own Mother for so many years and always welcomed us into her home with open arms. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. We lift your name in prayer and extend our deepest sympathy. Barb & Rick Nigg, Bob & Linda Schriever, Evelyn Hovenga”
- Barb Nigg
Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:53 PM
“Janice and I go back to going to Sunday School together at the St Paul Lutheran Church and than all our years thru school and having a good time and many laughs during high school and have been friends ever since. She will be missed and may her daughters and the rest of the family cherish her memories forever. God bless you all. ”
- Ed and Marilyn Skaren
Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 10:11 PM
“Tami, John, Makayla and Emma,
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”
- Marty and Tammy Van Erdewyk and Family
Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM
“To the dear family of Janice,
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,
Tina Britt”
- Tina Britt
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