Jana Lou Brower-Havel, age 82 of Prairie City, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Private family graveside services will be held at Waveland Cemetery in Prairie City. Memorials may be directed to the Prairie City Public Library or the Prairie City Ambulance. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
The daughter of Paul and Thelma (VerSteeg) Popma, Jana was born on March 16, 1935 in Knoxville, Iowa She graduated from Central College and taught school. On March 24, 1957, she was united in marriage to John Brower. He passed away in 1996. She then married Norman Havel on January 15, 2000. Jana was a member of the Prairie City United Methodist Church and P.E.O. She enjoyed playing bridge, sewing and decorating her house. Most of all she loved the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Norm; two daughters, Lene (Craig) Johnson and Dee (Don) Underwood; a step daughter, Beth (John) Hallerud; three grandchildren, Adam (Jessica) Johnson, Jamie Johnson and Chris Hallerud; three great grandchildren, Keaton, Kamden, and Izzy; and two sisters, Judy (John) Burnett and Darla (Gene) Robuck. Preceding Jana in death were her parents and her first husband, John Brower.
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Jana has been a friend since high school. Although we didn't see one another very often we never lacked for something to talk about when we got together. My sympathy to the entire family. Thanks Dee for keeping me updated on her condition.
Norm, Lene, Dee & Beth, I am very saddened to hear of Jana's death. I have known Jana for many years & happy we were friends. She was a very sweet person. May many happy memories bring you comfort. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time.
I am so sorry to hear this. Jana was an inspiration to me as she would walk past my house every day getting her exercise. She will be missed at church I know.
Hurting with you, Dee, Lene and Norm.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry to hear this. She was a very special lady. She was my first grade teacher in Pleasantville. She was one of my favorites. It was wonderful to reconnect with her after so many years. Nita Hoffman
Janna was such a wonderful neighbor to my husband's parents, Raymond and Edith Hutchison. She continued to be so kind after they moved to assisted living in Newton. She will missed by family and friends.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with the entire family.
I am sorry for your loss. I have spent time with Norm on the ABC Board for a few years enjoyed our time together. Tom Leiting
I am so sorry to hear this. She was my first grade teacher. We were so happy to reconnect with her about a year ago. She was such a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Rita Kurtz
Janna was a special lady. So kind and sweet. Praying for comfort for all her family. You are blessed to have many great memories.
We are so sorry to hear this. Janna was a great lady and was always so kind to us.
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