Janice E. Black
September 18, 1939 - January 11, 2020
Birthplace: Ft. Dodge, IA
Resided In: Red Oak, IA

Service 1/17/2020
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

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Janice Elaine Black, age 80, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Jan was born September 18, 1939 to Sylvan and Leona (Niemeyer) Waggoner in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Jan graduated from Barnum High School in 1957. She was united in marriage to James M. Black on June 21, 1958 at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Webster County, Iowa. They moved to Austin, Minnesota in 1959, Fremont, Nebraska in 1962, Red Oak, Iowa in 1965, Neligh, Nebraska in 1980, Stanton, Iowa in 1982, and then back to Red Oak in 1993 where they have lived since.

Her grandchildren were the lights of her life. Jan loved supporting the Iowa State Cyclones and the Kansas City Chiefs. She also loved playing games with her family, bowling and golfing at Lake Panorama and Red Oak Country Club, tending to her garden, and baking for family and friends.

Jan and Jim operated Black Propane Inc. for 20 years as well as White House Lawns and Red Oak Farm Supply for many years. Throughout the years, Jan was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Red Oak Altrusa, Red Oak Chamber of Commerce, and Red Hatters.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents, son, David, and grandson, Reid Reynolds. Survivors include her husband: Jim; her daughter: Deb (Dennis) Grooms of Pleasant Hill, Iowa; her son: Brett Black of Red Oak; grandchildren: Nolan Black (girlfriend Kimberly) of Ames, Iowa; and Reilley Black of Omaha, Nebraska; brother: Larry (Roberta) Waggoner of Holiday Island, Arkansas; brother-in-law: Gene (Lorraine) Black of Barnum, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life services will be held 11 AM Friday, January 17, 2020 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Burial will be at a later date at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Deer Creek Township of Webster County, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Red Oak or Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster County, Iowa.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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