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Private Family Graveside Service

Sharon Hill Cemetery
Monday December 14th, 2020

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Janet Cronbaugh

Janet Y. (Gingerich) Cronbaugh, 82, of Mechanicsville, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, December 10, 2020, at the Mechanicsville Specialty Care Center. A private graveside service will be held Monday, December 14, 2020, at 10 AM at the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona. The service will be available via Livestream at the Beatty Peterseim Facebook Page. A general memorial fund has been established.

Janet Yvonne (Gingerich) Cronbaugh was born October 14, 1938, in Wellman, Iowa, the daughter of Archie A. and Fronnie Lucy (Nejedly) Gingerich. She graduated from Wellman High School and earned her Associates Degree in Culinary Arts from Kirkwood College. In 1968 she married Stephen Cronbaugh, the couple later divorced. She worked at Pineview and Northbrook nursing homes as a cook. Janet attended Calvary Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids. She enjoyed cooking, watching deer, playing SkipBo and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

Survivors include her children Barbara Wolfe of Cedar Rapids, Stephen Cronbaugh, Jr, of Marion, seven grandchildren: Taryn, Nichole, Micole, Miranda, Dakota, Carlie and Devon, seven great-grandchildren, two sisters: Betty (Vernie) Lowry, Carol Jones and a brother Ole Gingerich all of Washington.

Preceding Janet in death were her parents, two great-grandchildren, her brother Jim Gingerich and two step-brothers: Loren and Marvin Boone.

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Love you, Mom!!! You were there for me through good & bad times. I will be here for our family. You were a good mom. RIP until I see you again.

Barbara Wolfe Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

My Aunt Janet was a great humanitarian, she always there to give of herself and lend a helping hand for members of her family and neighbors. She also cared about animals and would nurse them back to health.When she lived in her apartment I always looked forward to taking my mom over and all three of us having coffee and talking. She would have me do some errands around the house.I loved my aunt she introduced me to the man that I married 36 years ago.May her memories be a blessing.

Sandra Lowry Zeman Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM

Jan I want to thank you for allowing me to marry your son. You raised a kind , loving and dedicated man, he is who he is because of you. I love your smile and all the sassy, we are all better people because of you being in our lives. I hope I can be half the mother and grandmother you were. I love you and thank you for being part of my life.

Jessica cronbaugh Dec 13 2020 12:00 AM