Janet Entwisle

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Janet Lorraine Entwisle 77, of rural Hawkeye passed away December 19, 2019, at Gunderson Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union Iowa. Janet was born at home in rural West Union, Iowa, on February 22, 1942, to Loyd and Violet (Walker) Entwisle. She attended elementary schools in Clayton and Fayette counties, and graduated from North High School in 1960. Janet then attended Young School of Beauty in Waterloo, Iowa. She was a cosmetologist in Cresco, Iowa for 52 years.

Janet was a member of the United Methodist Church in West Union since 1954. Her hobbies included riding horses, softball and bowling. She collected commemorative plates from places she visited, and friends and family. Janet enjoyed taking many of her nieces on vacation trips. One of the highlights of some of the great-nieces and nephews was the New Year’s Party with a sleepover.

For many years Janet made Christmas ornaments for family members each year only missing one year in the 40 plus years she made them. She was a great motivator in the family to get things done, and always was first in line to help a family member. Nieces and nephews found great joy in looking for the "man under her bed," which she always said was there in a joking manner.

Janet requested there will be no male pall bearers for her funeral, because she always stated, "if they couldn't take her out when she was alive, they sure weren't taking her out when she died."

She is survived by Merilee (Arnold) Kleppe, Jim Entwisle, Peggy (Daniel) Kurt, Diane (Myron) Nagel, Dennis (Christine) Entwisle, Julie (David) Zentz, Mark Entwisle, and brother-in-law Roger (Jessie) Weltzin along with many nieces and nephews.

She was proceded in death by her parents, Loyd and Violet (Walker) Entwisle; sisters, Linda Weltzin, Nancy Nagel, Sherry Entwisle; and two nephews and two nieces.

A Celebration of Life was held at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the United Methodist Church in West Union, Iowa. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to be used in her honor.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Union, Iowa, assisted the family with arrangements


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