Janet K. Wernke, 69, of Dyersville passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.
Visitation will be held from 2 – 7 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2 pm. Visitation will continue Monday from 9-10 am at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Monday, December 11, 2017, St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.
Janet was born July 4, 1948, in Cedar Rapids the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Lerch) Middlekauff. She married Robert J. Wernke on February 7, 1970 in Anamosa. Janet had a soft smile and would do anything for anyone. She was a strong fighter and never gave up trying. In her spare time Janet liked reading, bingo, socializing, traveling and trying something new. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, yardwork, babysitting & decorating at the Ellen Kennedy Living Center. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Janet worked as a Customer Service Representative in banking in Dyersville for over thirty years. She was an active member of the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Dyersville Hospital Auxiliary where she served as treasurer for 12 years.
Survivors include her husband, Bob, children: Angela (Matthew) Trenkamp of Iowa City, Brian (Kristen) Wernke of Farley, Sara (Brad) Slater of Cedar Rapids; 9 grandchildren: Elizabeth, Anna, Brayden, Brynnleigh, Brooklynn, Brevyn, Max, Jackson and, Daisy; one brother, James (Clare) Middlekauff of Orlando, FL; in-laws: David (Bernie) Wernke of Worthington, Marian (Thomas) Noblit of Loretto, TN, Joan Klein of Durango, Ruth (Rick) Ruden of Cresco, and several nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law, John and Odelia (Zewen) Wernke, one son, Douglas Wernke in 2012, in-laws, Roger (Anna Mae) Wernke and Don Klein.
Memorials are preferred to St. Francis Xavier Basilica.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.