Obit: Janice Bockwoldt


Janice E. Bockwoldt, 86, of Durant, died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at the Wilton Retirement Community.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Jan. 1 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Durant.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the church.

Interment took place in the Durant Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in her memory.

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Janice was born in Cedar County in 1932 to Lester and Gladys (Kelling) Langmann.

She graduated from Davenport High School in 1949. Janice married Donald E. Bockwoldt on Feb. 9, 1952 in Davenport. He preceded her in death on March 20, 1987.

Janice was a farmer, homemaker, executive secretary for the president of Liberty Trust and Savings Bank and retired as a legal secretary.

She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing cards.

Janice is survived by her daughter Karen (Doug) Gookin of Wilton, son Neal (Susan) Bockwoldt of St. Louis, Missouri, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, sons: Mark and Loren (Tammy) Bockwoldt and brothers: Kenneth and Robert Langmann.