Janice Luedecker, age 80, passed away March 19, 2022. She was born July 19, 1941 to Arno and Welma (Heesch) Schroeder in Avoca, IA. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Luthern Church in Treynor, IA and attended Treynor schools.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ken Schroeder; and her son, Tim.
Janice is survived by an older brother, Darrell (Lavina), an older sister, Charlene (Jerry Shaw), and a younger sister, Lagene (Russ Harris).
Janice married Warren Fahrenkrog and they were blessed with 3 sons, Nick, Tim and Les. She was also blessed with 3 grandchildren, Jesse (Becky), Justin (Brie) and Jenna (Travis), and 9 great grandchildren, Jesse Michael, Nathan, Danielle, McKenna, Natalie (Jessie and Becky), Avery, Noah (Justin and Brie), and Jackson and Ellie (Jenna and Travis).
In addition to being a dedicated mother, Janice also held the position of supervisor as her sons walked beans and pulled anhydrous tanks to the farm from Underwood. She worked at home for the ASCS "pre-measuring" farmland from aerial photographs by use of an instrument and calculation to determine acreage.
Janice also worked as a bartender at the Red Lion Lounge while attending college at Iowa Western Community College to become an Operating Room Technician. She completed her training in 1977 and this career took her to Denver, San Diego and San Francisco. Her travels also took her to Hawaii and New York City.
Janice returned to Iowa in 1998 and began working in the Diamond Room at Ameristar Casino until her retirement. Once fully retired, she adopted Sparky, a wonderful little dog with whom she became best friends and loved with all her heart.
Janice loved her family, friends and pets and expressed that love by investing in their interests, teams, music, etc. She loved her home, the outdoors, scenery, sunrises and sunsets, morning coffee and an evening cocktail. She loved spending time with those she loved and never wanted the conversations to end.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at Hoy Kilnoski Community Room on Saturday, March 26, 2022. The family will direct memorials or donations can be made to a charity of your choice in Janice's name.