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Janice "Jan" K. Pullen

May 12, 1938 — April 23, 2021

Janice Pullen, age 82, passed away peacefully at Risen Son Christian Village April 23, 2021. She was born May 12, 1938 to Wilbur and Edith Mattes in Imogene, IA. She graduated High School in Randolph, IA in 1956. After high school she worked on her family farm and worked at Earl May Garden Center. In 1958 She married Bill Stitzel and they owned and operated Stitzel floral shop in Shenandoah until 1965. Her and Bill divorced later that year. In 1966 she married Don Pullen and then resided in Clarinda, IA She was a bartender at The Celler, Indaclair, The ShiddleyDee and she was a homemaker. Janice enjoyed gardening, sewing, remodeling and refinishing furniture, and she enjoyed her motorcycles. Her pride and joy was her family and grandchildren. She was part of five living generations twice in her life, once when she became great grandma, and her mother was great great grandma, and then when she became great great grandma.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Donnie Jr.; sister, Phyllis; granddaughter, Amy (Kevin) Sharp and their children Sterling and Adrianna in March of 2018; grandson, Josh in 2020 and daughter-in-law, Natalie Parker- Stitzel.

Janice is survived by children, Beth (Roger) Fry of Creston, IA, Mike (Tim) Pullen of Chandler, AZ, Kelly (Tina) Stitzel of Grove Town, GA, Kerry Stitzel in Shenandoah, IA and Christy (Dave) Daugherty of Council Bluffs, IA; siblings, Bob (Bonnie) Mattes, Jim Mattes, Brenda (Dave) Wendt and Randy Mattes; grandchildren, Renee (Glen) Hoyt, Erica (Tyler) Dell'Lsoa, Alisha (Ivan) Rojas, Austin (Kayla) Terry and Hannah Stitzel; great-grandchildren, Kacie, Kayleann, Jake, Reyd, Ridley, Emilio "Lio", Elena, Everly and a baby Terry on the way; great great-grandchildren, Bentley, Coy and Crate; a host of family and friends.

Memorial Service will be held on May 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home. The family will direct memorials.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory

1221 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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