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Janet L. Noecker

June 9, 1940 — April 29, 2023

Lincoln, NE

Janet L. Noecker of 82 of Lincoln, Nebraska and formerly of Hartington, Nebraska died on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the Monarch in Lincoln.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating.  Burial will be at St. Michael’s cemetery in Hartington.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.  Visitation will continue on Thursday, at church, one hour prior to services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Brent Heikes, Shawn Heikes, Mitchell Heikes, Zach Steffen, Ryan Noecker, and Kaiden Noecker.

Janet Lorinda was born on June 9, 1940 in Ames, Iowa to Merton Ercen Lewis and Pauline Nelly (Kelly) Cline.  She grew up in Plainview, Nebraska and went to elementary school there until she attended Notre Dame Academy in Omaha for grades 7th, 8th, and 9th.  After testing out of classes early, Jan studied abroad for her sophomore year of high school. Jan then attended Holy Trinity High School in Hartington with the help of her brother and sister-in-law Dr. Don and Chris Cline who lived in Hartington, graduating in 1958. Jan attended USD for one year and later received her Bachelor’s Degree from Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD in social sciences.

Jan met Larry Noecker in high school and were later married on November 25, 1961 in Hartington.  Jan was a stay at home mom while raising her five children, Todd, Julie, Dave, Carmen, and Brian.  Jan then worked at the nursing home and was a teller at the Federal Land Bank in Hartington.  She worked as a volunteer Hospice specialist before moving to Lincoln in 1992 where she continued to do social work.

Jan was a former member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she held an hour of perpetual adoration and attended daily mass for many years. She also belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America.  Jan belonged to a bridge club and enjoyed playing cards and socializing with her friends.  She enjoyed cooking, baking gardening, and loved animals – horses, dogs and cats.  She also liked to refinish furniture.

Jan is survived by her five children Todd Noecker and fiance Cindy Gessert of Omaha, Julie Swanson of Vermillion, SD, Dave (Ann) Noecker of Lincoln, Carmen Steffen of Bow Valley, Brian (Tanja) Noecker of Lincoln; 14 grandchildren Kaitlyn (Riley) Smith, Ryan Noecker, Sydney Noecker, Brent (Lacey) Heikes, Shawn Heikes, Mitchell Heikes, Ella Noecker, Adaline Noecker, Danielle (Ezra) Schantz, Zach (Kallie) Steffen, Mallorie Steffen, Kaiden Noecker, Tess Noecker, and Norah Noecker; three great grandchildren Madison Webster, Daveigha Heikes, Emery Schantz; two sisters-in-law Chris Cline of Scottsdale, AZ, Lorna Noecker of Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; former husband Larry Noecker; four siblings Marjorie, Lois, Don, and John.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Eleanor E. Noecker scholarship at Cedar Catholic High School in Hartington.

Send donations to : Cedar Catholic Development Office, 401 S. Broadway, Hartington, NE 68739.  Please note your donations is for the Eleanor E. Noecker scholarship.

 

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

5:00 - 7:30 pm

Wintz Funeral Home – Hartington

203 W Franklin St, Hartington, NE 68739

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Prayer Service

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm

Wintz Funeral Home – Hartington

203 W Franklin St, Hartington, NE 68739

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Mass

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

404 S Broadway Ave, Hartington, NE 68739

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