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Janice "Jan" Secrist


Janice "Jan" Kay Secrist, 78, of Viola, Iowa, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Mercy Hallmar in Cedar Rapids. The family will greet friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home conducted by the Rev. Jim and the Rev. Kris May. Private family burial will take place at Wilcox Cemetery, Viola.
Janice was born Aug. 8, 1941, in Jones County, Iowa, the daughter of Leslie August and Alice Pauline (Anderson) Toenjes. She attended country school and went on to graduate from Anamosa High School. On April 3, 1960, she was united in marriage to Douglas Paul Secrist at United Methodist Church in Anamosa. Janice was employed at Collins Community Credit Union and a member of United Methodist Church in Viola. She loved gardening, spending time with family and friends, quilting, traveling the continental United States with her husband and wintering in Casa Grande, Ariz.
She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband, Douglas Secrist; daughter, Lisa (Chris) Abraham; two grandsons, Jeffrey (Yelena) Fisher and Cale Fisher; granddaughter, Taylor Abraham; great-granddaughter, Isabella Harger; her brother, Randy (Debbie) Toenjes; sister-in-law, Shirley Toenjes; brothers-in-law, Roy Humphrey, John (Elaine) Secrist and Steve (Denise) Secrist; and 16 nieces and nephews.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gary Toenjes; baby sister, Linda Toenjes; sister-in-law, Bonnyle Humphrey; brother-in-law, Michael Secrist; and three nephews.
Memorials in Janice's memory may be directed to her family.
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