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Janet Hoff

August 19, 1930 June 5, 2019
Janet Hoff
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Janet Alma Hoff was born August 19, 1930 in Ames, Iowa, the daughter of Carl R. and Alma (Schoenlein) Hoff, and baptized by her grandfather, Rev. H. W. Schoenlein, on October 19, 1930. She died peacefully June 5, 2019 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, surrounded by her family.

Jan graduated from Ames High School in 1948, the Oberlin (Ohio) Conservatory of Music in 1952, and received her Master of Music Education degree from Drake University in 1968. In 1951, she married Bernard A. Clark; to this union were born four children.

Jan taught school in Suffolk County, England, and Hamilton County, Iowa. She was a secretary for 20 years at Iowa State University, and for 31 years served the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City, Iowa as organist. After moving to Carroll, Iowa in 1999 she became an organist at St. Paul Lutheran Church and served there for an additional 16 years; she was always an active volunteer in the church and community.

In her earlier years she was an avid tennis player and enjoyed bike rides, kayaking, and swimming. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; her greatest joy was her family. Since returning to Ames two years ago, Jan has immersed herself in all the life and activities of the Northridge Village community. She will be greatly missed by all who were touched by her passion for life and kindness towards others.

She is survived and dearly missed by her four children: Nicole (Dr. John) Carroll of Corpus Christi, TX; Kim Severson of Randall; Todd Clark of Pleasant Hill; and Brent (Sherry) Clark of Ogden; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a sister, Elsie (Dr. Chuck) Walter of Bellingham, WA, and numerous nieces and nephews. Her parents and three siblings preceded her in death. She donated her body to the University of Iowa Medical School for scientific research.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 7 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City, IA, preceded by visitation at 10:00 am.


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Memorial Service

Friday

7

Jun

11:00 AM 6/7/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6/7/2019 12:00:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church

604 Lafayette Ave.
Story City, IA 50248

Immanuel Lutheran Church
604 Lafayette Ave. Story City 50248 IA
United States
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