Janice Jeanette (Brockmeyer) O’Loughlin

Janice Jeanette (Brockmeyer) O’Loughlin

Janice Jeanette

(Brockmeyer) O’Loughlin


Janice Jeanette (Brockmeyer) O’Loughlin, 92, of Independence, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, at Lexington Estate in Independence. Janice was born on Aug. 22, 1930, the fourth child of Benjamin Carl and Henrietta Mae (Gibbs) Brockmeyer. Janice was raised and educated in Strawberry Point and was a 1948 graduate of Strawberry Point High School. She went on to complete her courses in Nursing at the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids and graduated in 1951. Janice then worked in hospitals in Denver, Colo., Sterling, Ill., Manchester and Independence. On Jan. 17, 1959, Janice was united in marriage to Daniel Edward O’Loughlin at St. Mary Catholic Church in Strawberry Point. They made their home on a farm north of Independence, raising their nine children. He preceded her in death in 1995.

Janice was a kind and giving person and thoroughly enjoyed seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In later years, she spent time with her sisters going on drives through Eastern Iowa, never knowing where they might end up. Janice also enjoyed working the crossword puzzle and would call her sister, Evelyn, in the evenings and compare their answers and seek hints on clues they couldn’t solve. She was wicked at Scrabble and rarely lost. Janice was lovingly referred to as “Janny Pie” by her beloved uncle, Leonard Gibbs. She also looked forward to going to Lenten Friday Fish Frys with her dear friends, Dale and Kathy Stupp.

Janice is survived by her children, Daniel Edward II (Patti) O’Loughlin of Mesa, Ariz., Vincent (Pam) O’Loughlin of Independence, Christopher O’Loughlin of Independence, Janice (Gene) Budzine of Independence, Mark (Elsa) O’Loughlin of Santee, Calif., Brian (Karen) O’Loughlin of Kelley, Iowa, Jane (Stan) Priebe of Independence, Joan (Dan) O’Loughlin-Good of Rowley and Matthew (Ron) O’Loughlin of Independence; 34 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, andone1 great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by one brother, Ronald Brockmeyer of Marshalltown; two sisters-in-law, Ann O’Loughlin of Independence and Dorothy O’Loughlin of Port Lucie, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

Janice was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, four sisters, Evelyn Totman, Betty Kenneally, Beverly Rankin and Karen Lee Brockmeyer; and a niece, Lynn (Brockmeyer) Zern.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, at St. John Catholic Church with burial in St. John Cemetery. Public Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 11, from 2 to 7 p.m., with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at the Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be directed to St. Johns Church or Camp Courageous.

To leave an online condolence please go to www.reifffamilycenter.com under obituaries.

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