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OBIT: Janice “Jan” E. Missman

Janice “Jan” E. Missman, 84, of Thompson, died Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society in Forest City.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 28, 2022, at First Congregational Church in Buffalo Center with Pastor Tim Diehl officiating. The service will be livestreamed on the Cataldo Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be at Olena Mound Cemetery in Buffalo Center.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Memorials may be directed to First Congregational Church or the Good Samaritan Society.

Janice Elaine Missman, the daughter of Benjamin and Francis (Lubben) Aukes, was born February 3, 1938, on a farm south of Woden. She attended the rural schools of Bingham Township, Hancock County and graduated from Woden High School in 1955. Jan continued her education at Hamilton Business College in Mason City. On November 15, 1957, she was married to Roger Missman at First Congregational Church in Buffalo Center. They lived in New Jersey for three years while Roger served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Upon his honorable discharge, they returned to Iowa and farmed southwest of Thompson until their retirement in 2002. Besides assisting on the farm, Jan also taught cooking out of her home and operated Designer Sweats by Jan for many years. In 2011, Jan and Roger moved to Buffalo Center and in 2017 she became a resident of Good Samaritan Society in Forest City. During their retirement, Jan and Roger wintered in Arizona for several years.

She was an active member of First Congregational Church, Ladies Aid, served as organist for over 50 years and taught both Sunday and Bible school. Jan belonged to the American Guild of Organists North Iowa Chapter for many years.

Jan is survived by her three children, Mike (Tammy) Missman of Woden, Shelley (Don) Zeller of Liberty, MO and Todd (Marcie) Missman of Thompson; four grandchildren, Josh (Erin) Missman and their two children, Ellie and Easton, Michaela Zeller (Colby Long), Adam (Micaela) Zeller and their son, Cameron and Chelsea (Greg) Hanson and their daughter, Indiana; four siblings, Joyce Kudron of Somerfield, FL, Bev (Daryl) Adams of Buffalo Center, Bob (Paula) Aukes of Des Moines and Shirley Burma of Crystal Lake; a brother-in-law, Charles (Sue) Missman of Sheldon, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roger, January 25, 2018; a sister, Marilyn Stohr; and three brothers-in-law.

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