Janet E. Arnold, 74 of Cedar Rapids, NE passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, NE.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, with Rev. Brian Ketelsen officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Sunset Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Levander Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids.
Janet Ellen Arnold, the daughter of Frank and Leitha (Eschliman) Dutcher, was born October 4, 1941 at Wolbach, NE. She was confirmed in her faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Scotia, NE in 1955. Janet attended elementary country school in the Scotia area and graduated from Scotia High School in 1959.
On October 25, 1959, Janet was united in marriage to Dewayne “Ben” Edmund Arnold at Zion Lutheran Church in Scotia. The couple lived in various towns around Nebraska before settling in Cedar Rapids in 1965. Janet worked as a homemaker, raising the couple’s children and later opened her own upholstery shop in Cedar Rapids known as Jani’s Upholstery. She also worked at the Cedar Rapids swimming pool, grocery store, and at the Cedar Rapids Public School as a cook.
Janet became a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids in 1975 and was also a member of the local Bunco Club. She was known throughout for being an awesome cook as well as always babysitting kids for various families around the area. She will also be remembered as being a big fan of Eeyore from Winnie-the-Pooh.
Janet is survived by six children: Karen Arnold of Grand Island, NE; Klint (Tammy) Arnold of Pierce, NE; Kip Arnold of Norfolk, NE; Kory Arnold of Cedar Rapids, NE; Kelle (Alan) Wilkins of Tampa, FL; Kandee (Ed) Hanzel of Columbus, NE; daughter-in-law: Diane Arnold of Cedar Rapids, NE; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother: Nick (Bev) Dutcher of Scotia, NE; and sister: Dorthy (Alan) Bredthawer of Cherokee, IA;
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dewayne; two sons: Kurt Arnold and Keith Arnold; and sister: Ila Douthit.