Janet "Jan" L. Buchan

May 18, 2019
Buchan, Janet Crop


2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home      


1:00 p.m. until service time


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Janet "Jan" L. Buchan, 77, of Waterloo, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at home. She was born April 10, 1942, in Waterloo, daughter of Henry F. and Clara R. (Sommerfelt) Heideman.

Janet married Vernon D. Buchan December 10, 1960 at First Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

She spent most of her working years in retail. Her first job was working as an elevator operator at JC Penney. She also worked at the Starlite Drive-In, Brownies Food Locker, Ben Franklin, and retired from Wal-Mart.

She enjoyed helping others and wanted people to feel welcomed and valued. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, reading, and watching romance movies. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Jan is survived by her husband, Vernon Buchan of Waterloo; two daughters, Denise (Steven) Spleas of Waukesha, WI, and Terri Packingham of Waterloo; son, Daniel Buchan of Waterloo; two sisters, Mary Lou McCalley of Waterloo, and Marie Brock of Sumner, WA; brother James Heideman of Grundy Center; three grandchildren, Rebecca (Richard) Potts, Joshua Spleas, and Dominic Packingham. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Richard Heideman.

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  1. Edie Van Hauen | May 26, 2019
    My sympathy to Jan's family. I worked with Jan for several years at Ben Franklin. Great lady!! 

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