Janice Winter

Janice J. (Duvel) Winter, 86, of Waukon died Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Services were held Saturday, May 20 at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating, and burial was in the church cemetery. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Janice Jean Winter was born June 8, 1936 at Lizze Sherman Nursing Home in Waukon, the only child of Edwin and Leona (Snitker) Duvel. She was baptized and confirmed at Salem United Church of Christ (UCC). She attended country grade school at Bell School and continued on to graduate from Waukon High School in 1954.

March 24, 1957, Janice married Cletus D. Winter at Salem UCC. Together they were blessed with three children: Gwendolyn, Gregory and Wade. They lived on the Donald Flage acreage while Cletus worked for Don. Years later, they purchased the same acreage before purchasing their forever home in Waukon. After high school, Janice worked as a bookkeeper for Eclipse Lumber Yard and later worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon. She also volunteered her time at St. Vincent Thrift Store.

Janice was a member of Salem UCC and their women’s guild, where she was a treasurer and helped on the kitchen committee. She enjoyed playing cards, going to church, going on rides in the country, eating out, trips to the casino, and spending time with her family - especially her great-grandchildren’s birthday parties.

Janice wants everyone to believe in a higher being. She was very thankful for her parents and Grandma Pauline for getting her to church and Sunday school every chance that they could.

Survivors include her children, Gwendolyn (Mike) Lloyd and Gregory Winter; eight grandchildren: Dan (Lacy) Lloyd, Jeremy (Ruth) Lloyd, Elizabeth (Nick) Anderson, Trish (Brady) Iverson, Shawn (Ashlee) Lloyd, Heather (Chad) Jones, Nick (Amanda) Winter and Ashley (Tim) Ryan; 23 great-grandchildren: Cashton, Caidee, Cael, Carlei and Cami Lloyd, Riley, Bailey, Promise and Trinity Lloyd, Stella, Ivy and Jewel Iverson, Avery Adam, Kody (Berklee Hanson) Lier, Tyler, Trent and Hudson Jones, Wayde, Harper and Emery Winter, Alexa Meyer, and Eli and Riley Ryan; a great-great-granddaughter on the way; a special nephew, Jerry Halverson; and many other nieces and nephews.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Leona Duvel; her husband, Cletus Winter, in 2004; her son, Wade, in 1987; and special cousins, Wayne and Donus Duvel.

Janice and her family would like to thank the staff at Northgate Care Center and St. Croix Hospice for their compassionate and excellent care. Janice wanted to extend a special thank you to the “500 Senior Card Club Members” and all of her friends who gave her rides.

Honorary casketbearers were her granddaughters. Casketbearers were Dan, Jeremy and Shawn Lloyd, Nick Winter, Chad Jones, Nick Anderson, Brady Iverson and Tim Ryan.

Die, knowing you will live forever.

Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.