Janet S. Hearn, 68, of Fort Dodge, died on Sunday, August 5th, 2018, at her home.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 11th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home & Cremation Services. A Prayer Service will also be held on Saturday at 3:00 PM at Laufersweiler Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Snook, officiating.
Among her survivors is her husband of 48 years, Dale of Fort Dodge; Casey (Suzanne) and grandson Connor of Rutland; her daughter Jenna Hearn (Mike Roe) of Ames; sister Nancy West of Denver, CO; brothers Dennis Parks of Des Moines and Robert Parks of Ames; brother and sister-in-laws Dean P. and Janet K. Hearn of Otho; Dan and Shelly Hearn Fort Dodge; sister-in law Judy Parks-Kruse of Ames; many nieces and nephews; her 2 rescued cats, Hollywood and Blu-Eyes.
She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Donella, older sister Jane and father and mother-in-law Virgil and Rose Hearn.
Janet Sue Parks was born on July 5, 1950, in Fort Dodge, the youngest daughter of Charles and Donella Parks. She graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1968. Following her graduation she began employment at the Fort Dodge Laboratories. She was employed there for 47 years before retiring in 2015 from Boehhringer-Ingelheim. Janet enjoyed celebrating holidays with family as much as possible, bird watching, growing flowers, reading a book and a good laugh. Janet was over-joyed to be with her new grandson over the last 7 months
We will all miss you dearly!
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I’m saddened to her of Janet’s passing. I was fortunate to work with her at the labs many years ago. She was always so helpful and caring. I would often run into her at the grocery store. I always enjoyed seeing her and getting to visit with her to catch up. She will be missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry. Thinking of you & your family.
Sonja Mernka Scott
To the family: we are greatly saddened to hear about your sudden loss of Janet. although we didn't know her personally, we heard many wonderful things about her over the years from our good friend Dale. Our hearts go out to you during this very difficult time. We live too far away to attend the service but will be thinking of you in sympathy. Sincerely, Tom & Renee Murray, Colbert, WA
To the family of Janet ; We never got to meet, but I was there when Janet was born. Donella asked me to stay with her until the baby was born and help with other kids. I slept so soundly that I didn't hear them get up in the middle of the night to have the baby. We woke up in the morning when her dad came home and told us we had a little girl named Janet. We packed the other kids up and took them to spend the next week on the farm in Livermore until Mother and baby could come home. After that I spent many hours babysitting her and the others. I was only 15 when she was born. Some how we lost touch. She sure was a pretty little girl. So sorry this happened. She still was pretty according to the picture. I'm glad she was well liked. Our family is all saddened. --Aunt Mary (formerly from Livermore, now from Denver)
We all loved her and the others.
I’m am so saddened and shocked to see this. I knew Janet from when I worked at Hy-Vee Drugstore. She was in every week. So sweet and nice. Loved talking with her. She’s always remember details about me and my family from our talks. She was a caring person. Hugs and prayers for her family. I’m thinking of you all. Janet truly will be missed. -Danielle C.
I am shocked to read this news. I worked with Janet for several years at the Labs. I also just saw her in the grocery store a few days ago. We had a nice conversation. My condolences to the family.
Chris Albrecht. (HR)
Dale, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Having to announce Janet's passing so soon after our 50 Year High School Reunion is difficult, but the outpouring of comments on the announcement from Classmates is a testament to the love that your Classmates have for you and Janet. May Janet Rest In Eternal Peace and may you find peace in the memories that you both shared together.
We always had so much fun when she came in to buy glasses she had such a short retirement we are so sorry for your loss
Dale,as you start this journey without your partner of many , many years the living God is with you now and thru eternity .Our thoughts and prayers.Columbus and Della Thedford.
Dale, we are so sorry for your loss of Janet & will keep you and your family in our prayers. Steve & Kathy Cue
So very sorry for your loss. I worked with Janet lots of yrs at the labs and with our union she taught me a lot and was a good friend and was so funny when I found out my son in law was related to your family. God bless your family carol ekanger
Janet & Dale at our 50 Year FDSH Class of '68 Reunion.
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