Janice Kay Young, age 80 of Marengo, died Thursday evening, July 23, 2015 at her home. Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, First United Methodist Church, Marengo with Rev. Matt German officiating. Burial: Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Monday, July 27, 2015, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. A memorial fund has been established.
She is survived by her husband Keith; a daughter Vicki (Don) Schafbuch of Marengo; two sons, Douglas (Andrea) Young, and Dennis (LeeAnn) Young, both of Platteville, CO; eight grandchildren, Travis (Allison) Schlabach, Shannon (Luke) Slockett, Tiffany (Jeff) Simonsen, Chad (Lindsey) Young, Brianne (Shaun) Roberts, Lindsay (Jake) Niebes, Brandon (Katie) Young, and Amanda Young; twelve great-grandchildren, Ashlea and Austin Schlabach, Brynlee and Bryar Slockett, Livia, Levi, and Myla Roberts, Jack and Hallie Niebes and Jordan, Jaylynn, and Madison Young. Also surviving is a sister JoAnn (Ron) Dalton of Marengo.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents, a son Vance, a grandson Darin Schlabach, and a sister Joyce Walters.
Janice Kay Hartz was born April 5, 1935 in Ladora, Iowa, the daughter of Wilbur and Leona Kinzenbaw Hartz. She graduated from the Marengo High School with the Class of 1953. Janice and Keith Young were united in marriage on December 31, 1952 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was a loving wife and mother, who managed her home and family, helped with the farm chores, assisted with the Keith Young and Sons Construction business, and Linn County Ready Mix.
Janice was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marengo. She loved music and singing, spending over 30 years as a member of The Believers. She had an extensive raccoon collection. She also enjoyed tending her flower pots and flower beds, and planted the big planter in the park every year.