Janice Lee Thiede was born May 29, 1938, the daughter of Clarence and Doris Martin Richardson. She passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, at the age of 75.
Janice was born in Odebolt, Iowa. She received her education in the Odebolt Community Schools. On March 11, 1956, Janice was united in marriage to Clement Thiede at the Methodist Church in Odebolt and the couple was blessed with the birth of two children. In 1970 the family moved to Denison. Janice stayed home with her children and when they were grown, she worked in Denison at Dubuque Packing and Farmland until retiring in 1994.
Janice was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Cooking for her family was something Janice looked forward to and she taught her family not only in theory, but by example, to be kind and courteous to others as she was happiest when she was helping others. Being close to her grandchildren was really special to her and she was not afraid to give her family tough advice. Janice was great at remembering birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions. She really liked to go shopping and was always finding the best bargain.
Being the adventurous person she was, Janice moved to Lake View in 2001 where she enjoyed fishing and boating on the lake and taking good care of her dogs. Other favorite pastimes Janice occupied her time with included dancing, Polka music, soap operas, looking up recipes on the internet, vacationing, and most recently watching football.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Clement in 1996. Survivors include her two children, Tim and his wife, Roxanne; and Vickie; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild on the way; one brother, Ted; and one sister, Julie and her husband, Alan; other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services were held 2 P.M., Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison, Iowa. Rev. Alberta Ervin officiated the service and graveside rites held at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens, Garden of Good Shepherd, in Denison. Selections played on CD included, “Wind Beneath My Wings,” “Just A Closer Walk With Thee,” “You Will Never Walk Alone,” and “How Great Thou Art.” Honorary Pallbearers were Ted Richardson and Oscar Ledezma. Serving as Pallbearers were Jeremy Steinkuehler, Derrick Steinkuehler, Larry Carstensen, Steve Richardson, Kurt Brungardt, and Kevin Fitch. Pallbearers In Absentia included Jeremy Thiede, Daniel Thiede, and Christopher Thiede.The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.