Obit: Janet Boorn


Janet Lee Boorn, 63, of Moscow died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her family. Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heartland Fellowship Church in Wilton. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Heartland Fellowship Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilton First Responders. Online condolences may be left at

Janet was born Sept. 7, 1956 in Muscatine to Wilbert and Velma (Doyel) Petersen. She graduated from Wilton High School in 1975. Janet married Thomas E. Boorn on March 13, 1976 in Wilton.

She retired in 2018 as deputy clerk for the city of Wilton after 32 years of service.

She loved to play cards, going to the lake and visiting the local casinos. Above all, her family was the most important part of her life, especially her grandchildren and their sporting events.

Janet is survived by her husband Tom; daughters: Mindy (Brad) Akers of West Liberty, Heidi (Nicole) Boorn-Nederloe of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Breona (Travis) Maurer of West Liberty and Ciji (Josh) Tyler of Moscow; 10 grandchildren: Macy, Kinzie, Joseph, Mason, Porter, Kennedi, Maddex, Paxton, Reece and Blaire; sisters: Deborah (William) Norton of Wilton, Susan (Dennis) Boorn of Wilton and Sharon (Jeff) Samuelson of Tipton and brother Douglas (Lori) Petersen of Wilton.

She was preceded in death by her parents.