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Janette Nissen Ames
December 4, 1931 – January 12, 2017
Janette (Nissen) Ames, 85, of Hiawatha, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church by the Rev. Philip Thompson. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A Vigil Service was held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Teahen Funeral Home where friends visited with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.
Janette is survived by four children Sue Young and Ruth (Gary) Finney both of Cedar Rapids, Joel (Nena) Ames of Hiawatha, Luke (Ela) Ames of Velden am Worthersee, Austria; brother Elmer (Sheryl) Nissen of Wyoming, Iowa; sister Ann (Jim) Eby of Monticello; fourteen grandchildren Ken, Calvin, Ethan (Tara), Andrew and Stephen Young, Senya (Douglas) Joerss, Laina (Jeremy) Sevey, Riley Finney, Mason, Reece, Conner, Adriana, Helena and Felicitias Ames; four great grandchildren Tucker, Lilian, Brayden and Noah Young; brother in law Charles Ames of Titusville, Pennsylvania; two sisters in law Jean Ames of Erie, Pennsylvania and Connie Nissen of Maquoketa and many nieces and nephews.
Janette was preceded in death by her parents, husband Virgil, three sons, Paul, Stephen and Kenneth and brother John.
Janette was born on December 4, 1931 in Hale, Iowa the daughter of Jens and Ruth (Dodge) Nissen. She married Virgil Ames on June 12, 1954 at St. Stephen’s Church in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Janette worked as a housekeeper at St. Luke’s Hospital then as a cook at Bowman Woods Elementary for many years. She was a longtime member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and the church’s prayer group.
Janette enjoyed playing Yahtzee, baking bread and fruitcakes and watching The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune. She was a very hardworking, selfless and generous woman who had an unconditional love for her family.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, January 27, 2017

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