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Janice Kamarath

May 29, 1940 — January 8, 2023

Janice Kamrath age 82 of Laurel, Nebraska died on Sunday, January 08, 2023 at the Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Nebraska.


A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Concord, Nebraska with the Rev. Todd Thelen officiating. Private family burial will be at the Concord Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel.


Memorials are to be directed to Vern Kamrath at 1500 Vintage Hill Dr. Apt. 307 Wayne, NE 68787. 


Pallbearers will be Scott Boysen, Isaac Hansen, Verlin Hansen, David Bloom, Tim Bloom, and Mike Forsberg.


Janice Joann was born on May 29, 1940, the eldest daughter of Joseph Edward and Agnes (Johnson) Forsberg of rural Concord. She grew up on the farm her grandfather homesteaded in 1884 and was the 'boy her dad never got'. She graduated from Concord High School in 1958 which was the last graduating class of the school. Janice went to Wayne State College for a year studying banking. She worked for Security National Bank prior to 1965 and also at the Telephone office in Wayne during high school and college. Janice married Vernon Keith Kamrath on October 2, 1965 in Concord, NE. They moved to Plainview for a year and she worked for Harold Mauch Photography. She and Vern moved to Laurel in 1968 and then Janice worked for Darrell and Darlene Gowery at the Grocery Store for 16 years. Janice then worked for several owners at the Pharmacy in Laurel until retiring in 2010.


Janice was very involved with her membership at the Evangelical Free Church, Sunday school, WMS, and Awans in 1988. She loved her Lord, her family, and she loved to farm. Janice touched a lot of people with her unwavering faith.  Janice also loved being outdoors as much as possible. Her father bought her a John Deere 730 tractor so she could farm with him. She was a true farm girl and was until she died. 


Janice is survived by her husband Vern of Wayne, NE; a daughter Tonya of Dakota Dunes, SD; a sister Elaine (Doug) Reynolds of Brunswick and niece Danielle Reynolds; nephew Justin (Melanie) Yarosevich of Storm Lake, IA.


She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Agnes Forsberg; a sister Marlene Yarosevich.

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