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Janet Ann Wiechmann, 84, Kokomo, died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018, at her home, where she had been lovingly cared for by her family. Jan was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Cleburne, Kansas, the daughter of Ralph and Doris A. (Swanson) Netson. On Aug. 26, 1956, Jan married Eldred "Bud" H. Wiechmann, and he survives.
In May of 1950, Jan graduated from Cleburne High School. She attended Clarks Business School. Jan worked for 18 years as the personal assistant to the athletic director at Taylor High School from 1973 to 1991.
Jan was an active member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Kokomo, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and served as a sanctuary steward. She was also a member of the Homemakers Club.
Jan is survived by her husband of 61 years, Bud Wiechmann; three sons, Michael (Elena) Wiechmann, Alan Wiechmann, Larry (Danna) Wiechmann; four grandchildren, Jake, Jenna, Shaun and Christopher Wiechmann; and her two brothers, Gary Netson and Jon (Michele) Netson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Doris Netson; two brothers, Galvin Wayne and Robert Netson; and one sister, Betty Jean Netson.
In Kokomo, funeral services celebrating Jan's victory over death will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 705 Southway Blvd. E., with Pastor William Allison officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
In Barnes, Kansas, the family will gather for funeral services at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 2647 Third Road, Barnes, Kansas, with Pastor Matthew Durance officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer or to St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on March 13, 2018
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