Janice Lee Brockman, age 80 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hartington.
A Memorial Service will be on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartington with Rev. Amanda Talley officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Burial of her cremated remains will be in the Coleridge City Cemetery at a later date. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is assisting with the arrangements.
Janice was born on January 26, 1938 in Battle Creek, Iowa to Wesley Develo and Louise Elizabeth (Lee) Butler. She grew up in Ponca, Nebraska and graduated from Ponca High School in 1956. She worked in the Lutheran Hospital in Sioux City until she married Cleone Gibbins in Ponca in March of 1960. After he died in a car accident Janice moved to South Sioux City, Nebraska. She received training at Western Iowa Tech to be an OB Tech. She worked at St. Luke’s Hospital in the Obstetrics department until she married LaVern Brockman on May 8, 1976 in Hartington. They made their home on a farm east of Hartington. Janice worked in the cafeteria at the Hartington Public School for 12 years and then worked in the meat department at Food Town in Hartington for 12 years retiring in March of 2017.
Janice was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartington. She always had a big garden and like to read and work puzzles.
Janice is survived by her son, Kevin and Carolyn Butler of Dakota Dunes, SD; 2 grandsons, Brett Ransford of Marshall, MN; Randy and Christina Ransford of Sioux City, Iowa; 5 great grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Dwayne Smith of Oklahoma City, OK.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, LaVern on November 19, 2005 at the age of 79, a son, David Gibbins, sister-in-law, Faye Smith and a brother–in-law and sister-in-law, Fern and Herb Miller.
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You have our sympathy for the loss of your Mother. Too cold to attend. Sorry
Lowell and Janice Newton
Sympathy and prayers for the loss of your beloved mother, Jan. May she rest in peace. My parents Wendell and Annabelle Haahr stood up with LaVern and Jan when they got married. They remained good friends.
Cheryl Haahr Schultz
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