Janet F. Laning


Date: Tue, November 28, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Apple Valley Assited Living


Janet F. Laning

Janet Faye Laning, a resident of Clear Lake, Iowa, for more than 35 years, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2017, at the Hospice Center of North Iowa in Mason City.

Janet, born on September 27, 1936, at Park Hospital in Mason City, Iowa, was the daughter of Leslie Enos Thayer and Flora Ann Coston Thayer, and sister to Leslie Edgar Thayer. Her parents and brother preceded her in death.  As a child, Janet moved with her family to a farm outside of Storm Lake, Iowa where she lived throughout her early educational and high school years.  Janet was active in band, basketball, Girls’ Glee Club and Future Teachers of America.

As an adult, Janet’s life in Clear Lake resulted in many, many good friends, including those at Clear Lake United Methodist Church, Opportunity Village/One Vision, and recently at the Apple Valley Assisted Living facility where she lived for the past five years. Janet’s passions were watching her beloved sports teams:  the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Twins, and the University of Iowa Hawkeyes; and watching Dancing with the Stars.  She enjoyed discussing current events, had a wonderful sense of humor, and was loved by all who met her.  Her positive disposition and bright spirit were a treasured gift.

Janet Laning was devoted to her faith and to her family and is survived by her son, Paul James Laning of Clear Lake, IA; granddaughter, Molly Marie Laning of Waverly, IA; sister-in-law, K. Marie Thayer of Ankeny, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Apple Valley Assisted Living, 405 27th Avenue South, Clear Lake, IA.

Interment will be at the Clear Lake Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, 508 2nd Avenue North, Clear Lake, IA  50428 or to One Vision, 1200 North 9th Street West, PO Box 622, Clear Lake, IA  50428.

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