Janet Rose Colson, age 81, of Olathe, Kansas, formerly of Iowa City and Marengo, died October 11, 2013. Per her wishes, her body was cremated. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 A.M. Friday, July 11, 2014, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Marengo, with Fr. Joseph Roost officiating.  Inurnment: Calvary Cemetery, Marengo. The family will greet friends and relatives at a dinner at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, following the cemetery service.

She is survived by her children, Marie Baughman of Colorado Springs, CO, Mark Brachtenbach (Karen) of Kansas City, MO,  Matthew Brachtenbach of Kansas City, MO, and Michael Brachtenbach (Stephanie) and three grandchildren, Zachary, Allison and Gabrielle Brachtenbach of Olathe, KS. Also surviving are a sister Marylou Tripolino (Jack) of Waverly, and a brother John F. Colson (Nancy) of Brookings, SD.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Frances Colson, who resided in Marengo.



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