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Janette Slaubaugh

A celebration of life for Janette C. Slaubaugh, 86 of Kalona will be held Monday, June 11, 2012 at 1:30 PM at the Kalona Mennonite Church in Kalona with Pastor Scott Swartzendruber officiating. Burial will follow at the West Union Cemetery in rural Parnell. Visitation will be held Sunday, June 10 from 2-8 PM with family present, and Monday June 11 from 9 AM to noon without family present at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund for the Kalona Mennonite Church Sewing Circle has been established.

Janette Carolyn Slaubaugh was born July 5, 1925 in rural Parnell, Iowa the daughter of Lewis and Myrtle (Bender) Slaubaugh. She worked as a certified nurses aid at the Pleasantview Home. Janette was a member of the Kalona Mennonite Church, the Kalona Lioness Club, the church sewing circle and was active for many years on the church service committee and helping with Vacation Bible school. After retiring from Pleasantview Home she continued to volunteer there for many years.

Survivors include many cousins.

Preceding Janette in death were her parents, and two sisters, Arlene Grace and Bernice Slaubaugh.

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I worked with Janette many years ago. I will always remember her joyful spirit and the fun we always had. She will brighten heaven with her laught.

joy yoder Jun 10 2012 12:00 AM

I am a distant cousin to Janette on both the Shettler and Slaubaugh side. I really enjoyed getting to know Janette when I worked at Pleasantview. I lived out of town and she invited me to stay overnight several times when the weather was bad. What a wonderful and fun person. Such a joy to be around. She taught me how to knot a blanket I was making for my son. She will be missed. I bet she is smiling down on us now!

Rachel Koehler Jun 10 2012 12:00 AM

Janette was a wonderful cousin that my brother Larry and I loved to visit each year around the time of her birthday. She loved to show us her garden and we would take time to have lunch together and commemorate her birthday. I will miss the twinkle in her eye and her smile. She was a truly wonderful person.

Phyllis Shetler Butt Jun 9 2012 12:00 AM

Janette was a cousin and was at our last Shetler reunion, I enjoyed visiting with her and found her to be a loving, caring person and had a very positive outlook.

Kathryn Bearce Jun 9 2012 12:00 AM

#6 Mike SchuttlerJanette and her mother helped educate me as I was putting the family Website together (www.Schuttler.us) which included all the family back to the 1700s. She shared so much love, knowledge and family. I will surely miss her. I wish her family will stay in contact with me.God Bless You,Mike

Michael Schuttler Jun 8 2012 12:00 AM

Janette always had that great smile and a big hello for you when serving the refreshments after church services. You could not feel bad when you were near her!

Alan Yoder Jun 8 2012 12:00 AM

Janette was a loving,kind ,caring cousin on the Shetler side.I always enjoyed being around her as she was so positive about life.

Betty Stoneking Jun 8 2012 12:00 AM

Janette was an inspiration to be around. When I think of her, I smile! She had so much energy, joy and love for the Lord. She went the second mile and always had time for everyone. Did she ever have a bad day??!! While working with her at Pleasantview, she was a hard worker and never took shortcuts. She gave everyone a little extra physical and emotional comforts than asked of her. I'm still smiling. Thanks for sharing your life with us, Janette! It was a gift.

Rita Miller Jun 8 2012 12:00 AM

I was fortunate to work with Janette at Pleasantview many years ago - I started as a kitchen worker on Saturdays, when she made fresh rolls and donuts for the residents (and the staff!). Then I worked with her as a nurse's aide. She was always cheerful, such a hard worker, and so giving to others. She loved to play little tricks on people, always with a twinkle in her eye! She will be missed, and heaven will be a brighter place with her in it!

Maggie Keyser Jun 8 2012 12:00 AM

Janette was a person who made the world a better place because of her life and heart of compassion. I always enjoyed an occasional interaction with her while living in in IA and when I returned for visits. Janette will long be remembered by her hearty chuckle and healthy mischief and fun. She had a genuine smile for anyone, and she will be greatly missed. - Dorothy Logan, Harrisonburg, VA

Cousins of Janette Jun 7 2012 12:00 AM