Jane M. Shaner

May 14, 2018
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Celebration of Life Gathering
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Friday, June 8, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home


Private family burial at Grace Lutheran Cemetery in rural Tripoli at a later date


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Jane M. Shaner, 60 of Deer River, Minnesota, formerly of Waterloo and Tripoli, died Monday, May 14, 2018 at Essentia Health ‑ Deer River. She was born June 8, 1957 in Waterloo, the daughter of Wilbur and Loretta Waschkat Mahlstedt. Jane married Ronald Edward Mauser on June 14, 2003; he died July 30, 2007.

She graduated from Tripoli High School in 1975 where she was active in choir and basketball. She then attended Upper Iowa University where she obtained an Associates degree. Jane worked in Real Estate in the Cedar Valley for 25 years before her retirement. She was co‑owner of Legacy Mortgage Company from 1990-2007.

Jane was a dog lover, particularly rescue dogs. She was a loving, family‑oriented person who touched the lives of everyone who knew her. Jane was very passionate about reading and loved listening to audio books during her drives each day. Her favorite author was John Grisham. She was the biggest fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and was a season ticket holder for football. She attended many bowl games, as well as basketball games. As a basketball fan, Jane said that Larry Bird was the best that ever lived. She was known to have a very contagious laugh and an even more memorable smile that was sure to brighten anyone’s day.

She is survived by her son, Peter (Tiffani) Shaner of Waterloo, IA; her mother, Loretta Mahlstedt of Tripoli; a sister, Mary (Stan) Smith of Cedar Falls, IA; a brother, Steve (Sandy) Mahlstedt of Waterloo, IA, and her beloved dog, Mo.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband and father.

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  1. Susan Lienau | Jun 11, 2018
    Thinking of you all. I knew Jane from good old THSDays. Always nice.
  2. Janell (Frahm) Staack | Jun 06, 2018
    Deepest sympathy to all the family and friends of Jane. Had a lot of fun and laughter during the basketball years at Tripoli. May God give you all comfort during this difficult time.
  3. Joe Schnieders | Jun 06, 2018
    So sorry for your loss. Oh the fun and adventures we all had through school and beyond. Never forget that smile and laughter.
  4. Denise Kuethe Strudthoff | Jun 05, 2018
    I can still hear Jane’s laugh echoing down the hallways of THS.  True joy in that laughter.  
  5. Kim Fox | Jun 05, 2018
    So sorry for your loss.  Thoughts and prayers to the entire family
  6. Sue Hummel | Jun 03, 2018

    Jane was such a compassionate human being! She was a foster mom for orphaned dogs, before I was, and always took the time to share her expertise with me. I’ll never forget her, or the love she had for her own dogs.

  7. Darcey Rosin | Jun 03, 2018

    Pete and Tiffani,

    Your mom was the kindest person that I had the pleasure of working with. She always had a smile on her face and her laugh was contagious. Whenever someone was having a bad day, she always gave them a Dove chocolate (we all loved getting a Dove from her). I miss her every day and think of her all the time. 

    If you need any help with anything in Minnesota, let me know. Sending lots of prayers your way. ❤

    Darcey Rosin


  8. Jo E Lenox | Jun 03, 2018
    Jane was always such a sweet soul and possessed one of the most genuine smiles I have ever known.  Enjoyed playing basketball with her in high school.  Totally blessed to have known her.  Peace and comfort to her family.
  9. Jo E Lenox | Jun 03, 2018
    Jane was always a sweet soul when I knew her in high school.  Loved her smile and enjoyed her company while playing basketball.  Such a lovely lady.  Blessed to have known her.
  10. sally fields | May 31, 2018
    Peter & Tiffany, we met last summer/early fall in Tripoli at Grandma Loretta’s room at the   Rehhab care center. I will be down for the memorial next week. Know that I have been      thinking ok you. Your mom & i had a bunch of fun when we were kids!!! 😌 It makes me   Sad that she has passed. Cuz Sally in Wisconsin
  11. pamela waschkat | May 31, 2018

    I am praying for all of you.  I am sorry I will not be able to attend memorial.  I loved Jane and have many fond memories with her (way back when).  She taught me basketball!

    A hug, with love to each of you.


  12. Scott and Kristie Leistikow | May 30, 2018
    Pete and Tiffani, you are both in our thoughts and prayers.  This is still hard to believe Jane is our angel now.  Scott and I are here for you two if need anything you know how to get ahold of us.  Cherish the memories you have of Jane.  Love you both!!

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