Janet D. Howell, 65, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side at 5:51 P.M. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
Friends and family may gather in remembrance of Janet on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Janet Denise Horkheimer was born on February 21, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa, to Edwin and Irene (Broadhead) Horkheimer. She grew up in Dubuque and married Dennis Howell August 16, 1969 and they had three children together. They later divorced in 1991.
Janet worked for several years at DynaGear, Hoof, Wady's and Pacific Coast Feather Factory. She enjoyed fishing, puzzles, reading, playing dice and cards, and spending time with her grandchildren and three boys.
She is survived by her three boys, Jeffrey (Danielle) Howell of Maquoketa, IA, Duane (Dana) Howell of Maquoketa, IA, and Jeromy (Brandi) Howell of Maquoketa, IA; 10 grandchildren, Meagan, Taylan (Katelynn), Kansas, Theresa, Aubrey, Alison, Tinsley, Marcus, Tayden and Teagyn; her siblings, John (Carol) Horkheimer of Dubuque, IA, Paul (Judy) Horkheimer of Dubuque, IA, and Mary Wharton of Dubuque, IA; many nieces and nephews; and her aunts and uncles, Doris Parr of Soldiers Grove, WI, Helen (Donnie) Parr of Viroqua, WI, George (LuAnn) Broadhead of WI, Jim (Liz) Broadhead of WI, Darrel Broadhead of WI, and Eustace Horkheimer of MI. She was preceded in death by her parents, nephew Jimmy Wharton, granddaughters Averee, Olivia and Gabriella Howell, and special friend Dave Leibfried.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Janet D. Howell memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
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