Janice F. Woodman

Apr 6, 2017
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10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at United Methodist Church of Hudson


4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, at Locke Funeral Home 


Lynwood Cemetery, Clarksville


United Methodist Church of Hudson Sack Lunch Ministry


Janice F. Woodman, “Jan,” 79, of Hudson, Iowa, died Thursday, April 6, 2017, at University Hospitals in Iowa City.  She was born on January 20, 1938, in Clarksville, daughter of Viola Genevieve Klunder and stepfather, Hank Ahrens.  Jan was a true American Patriot and was proud to be born on Inauguration Day. 

Jan graduated from Nashua/Plainfield High School in 1955.  She then graduated from St. Luke's Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, prior to marrying her one true love, Charles “Chuck” Woodman, on March 2, 1958 in Clarksville, Iowa.  Jan was a devoted wife and friend to Chuck for 52 years, before his passing on January 10, 2013.  Jan worked as an Emergency Room registered nurse at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, for 54 years (1958-2012). Part of that tenure, Jan was Director of Nursing. 

Jan was a member of United Methodist Church of Hudson, where she cherished serving as a Confirmation Mentor, in the Sack Lunch Ministry and Prayer Team.  She loved being a part of the beautiful Red Hattitudes, dancing with her beloved Chuck in the Windmill Spinners Square Dance Club, and traveling with Chuck with the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.  Jan loved being active gardening, water skiing, golfing, fishing and playing cards.

Jan's greatest loves were Jesus Christ, Chuck, her three sons, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Jan was her grandchildren's greatest fan, attending every one of their life events, if possible. Jan was also a spiritual Grandma to many other children outside her own family.

Jan is survived by her three sons:  Scott (Susan) of Eldora, Iowa, Steve (Jackie) of Traer, Iowa, and Stuart (Nalinee) of Thailand; eight grandchildren:  Thomas (Heather), Brad (Ashley), David (Jill), Benjamin, Peter, Peyton, Charley Jo and Pimchanok; and four great grandchildren: Logan, Naomi, Lydia and Lainey.

Preceded in death by her husband, Chuck; brother, Thomas Ahrens; and daughter-in-law, Susan Jo Woodman.

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  1. Tom Shields | Apr 17, 2017
    I worked with Jan in the ER. She was bright and hard working. She will be missed by many.
  2. Sue Halley Benzine Hennig | Apr 16, 2017
     My deepest sympathy to Jan's family and friends. I worked with Jan at Allen hospital for many years.  She was a great nurse and a wonderful person. I always loved being around her. Maybe wonderful memories carry you through this difficult time. She will always be remembered. 
  3. John Uhlenberg | Apr 12, 2017

    Deepest condolences to the Woodman family from John Uhlenberg. Many fond memories of my friendship with this family. Running into Chuck different places and having a nice talk catching up on the Woodmans. Getting to know Steve over the years. May God bless you with many happy memories in this time of sorrow.

  4. Gena Baxter | Apr 08, 2017

    Our condolences to the family and friends of Jan.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  May God hold you in His arms and carry you through this most difficult time.

    Sincere condolences from NC

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