Janice Faye Neitzke, 86, of Winona, died Thursday, September 13, 2018 at St. Anne Extended Health Care. She was born on April 18, 1932 to Henry and Inga (Lykkegaard) Strand in Winona. She lived her childhood on the Delta Fur and Fish Farm and later moved to Winona, graduating from Winona Senior High School. In 1951 she married Maurice Edward Neitzke and they started their family with the birth of their first child, David James, followed by Daniel Gene and Kathryn Marie. Janice worked at Wincraft for 22 years before working for Winona County until retirement. Janice was an active member of Central Lutheran Church, Sons of Norway, Winona Bowling Association, Hannah Circle at Central Lutheran, and the Sweet Adelines. She was an avid bowler, card player, gardener, and a wonderful cook. Janice loved her granddaughters and always looked forward to spending time with them.
Janice is survived by her children, Dave Neitzke, Dan (Sharon) Neitzke; granddaughters, Shelby (Robert Spence) Neitzke, Brianna Neitzke. She is preceded in death by her husband, Maurice; daughter, Kathryn; sisters, Elaine Carter, Leona Bortle.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 18 with visitation 1 hour prior at Central Lutheran Church, Winona. Private family interment at Woodlawn. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Central Lutheran Church. Please leave a memory and view her tribute video when it becomes available at hofffuneral.com.
What a wonderful lady.. Grew up next door and across the tracks.. My moms best buddy and even my sunday school teacher.. Sorry Dave and Danny for your loss. She was one of the best moms.
Very sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to the Neitzke family.
Sending a message of sympathy to you Sharon and family. I always will remember your Mom from going to Church and should would be so well dressed and so darling. Sending you my thoughts of care during this time. - Kristi Martin
Janice and my Mom--Shirley Kubicek--were good friends, starting when they were in high school. May her memory be blessed.
MARC & Deb Jaworski
We are very sad to have heard of janice’s passing.She was a very nice person,enjoy knowing her.
Sympathy to her family.
Very sorry to hear of Janice's passing. She was a beautiful woman, both inside and out, in addition to being very kind and caring. She certainly loved a good laugh. Sympathy to her family for the loss.
My deepest sympathy to Harry and family!
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