Janice D. Klinker

Janice D. Klinker

1938 – 2023

IDA GROVE - Janice Dorothy Klinker was born to Raymond and Vlasta (Bielenberg) Jensen on July 3, 1938 in Schleswig, Iowa. She was baptized at Frieden’s Evangelical Church in Schleswig. She grew up on a farm near Ida Grove. Janice graduated from Ida Grove High School with the class of 1957. She met the love of her life, Norman Klinker, and they married on April 12, 1959 at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak. They made their home on a farm near Charter Oak. They were blessed with five children.

Norman passed away in 2016 and Janice passed away on July 28, 2023.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman Klinker; granddaughter, Melissa Juelfs; brother, Melvin (Mary) Jensen; brothers-in-law: Mervin Weber, Merle Ernst, Ben Klinker Jr., and Alvern (Betty) Klinker; and sisters-in-law Helen (Vernie) Schmidt, and Elaine (Bud) Reitz.

She is survived by her four daughters: Laurie Thornley of Odebolt, Michelle (John) Bernholtz of Denison, Tammy Klinker of Charter Oak, and Angela (Karl) Albertsen of Manning; Son David (Jill) Klinker of Charter Oak; foster son, Dick (Verleen) Richardson of California; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, sister, Ardis Weber of Battle Creek and a sister-in-law, Lois Ernst of Denison.


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