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Janice Nostrom

d. August 11, 2015

Janice Nostrom, 78, of Humboldt, passed away August 11, 2015 at Unity Point Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Faith United Methodist Church in Humboldt with pastor Christy Ehrle officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Humboldt. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. The Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Janice Rae Nostrom, daughter of Edward and Sylvia (Koppen) Hagge was born October 5, 1936 in Buffalo Center, Iowa. She lived there until 1949 when she moved with her parents to a farm east of Humboldt. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1954. She worked for the Telephone Office in Humboldt for a year following graduation. She was married on June 26, 1955 to Harold Nostrom, son of Maurice & Leona(Vought) Nostrom. They lived on a farm in Deer Creek Township near Fort Dodge for one and a half years and then moved to the farm southwest of Humboldt in 1957. In August 2013 they moved into their present home in Humboldt.
Besides being a farmer's wife and preparing many meals for the men and her own family she had her own baking and catering business for 9 years along with raising her children.
She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, a charter member of the Faith Fellowship Sunday School class, Church Circle Leader and various other church committees, Corinth Township OFA Club, Silver Sisters, Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary, card clubs and several smaller friendship groups.
She was an active 4-H member in Humboldt County in her youth and continued with that in her life by serving as a 4-H leader while her kids were in 4-H and most recently had volunteered several years with the judging during the county fair. She and Harold were inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame in 2007. Due to her interest in 4-H and the fair she entered many items in the baking open class at the Humboldt County Fair in past years and for the last 17 years had entered in the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa where she won many blue ribbons for her pies, breads, cookies and cakes. One year she entered a pie in all 17 categories and took the blue ribbon in each category! She also won 1st place in the Cinnamon Roll Contest at the Clay County Fair and her greatest accomplishment was to take 1st place out of 132 entries in the Cinnamon Roll Contest at the Iowa State Fair in 2010 with her caramel pecan cinnamon rolls and claimed the $3500 prize!
Her hobbies, besides baking to share with friends and family, were that she enjoyed singing solos, duets, and playing the piano.
She is survived by her children, Barbara (Mike) Oberbroeckling of Garnavillo, Bud (Kelly) Nostrom, Dutch (Teresa) Nostrom both of Humboldt and Carolyn (Steve) Hartmann of Dakota City. She has nine grandchildren; Erik (Emily) Oberbroeckling, Ashley (Kyle) Burns, Ryan (Kristin) Oberbroeckling, Nicki (Nate) Mathis, Tasha (Isaiah) Schott, Nate (Amy) Nostrom, Tom (Kristin) Nostrom, Luke (Chelsea) Nostrom and Clint (Cassie) Hartmann and 14 great grandchildren, Levi Oberbroeckling, Bennett Burns, McKenna, McKinley and Callen Mathis, Cambry and Laityn Schott, Emery and Kysen Nostrom, Emmet and Grant Nostrom, Corbin and Paisley Nostrom and Caelynn Hartmann. She also is survived by her Aunt Genevieve Wayne of Owatonna, MN, several cousins and Harold's family which she cherished since she was an only child; Doris Wesley of Fort Dodge, Jim & Mary Jane Nostrom of Humboldt and Dolly and Wes Huffman of Sioux Rapids and their families. She took great pride in her family and enjoyed being at as many of the family events as she could.
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Service Schedule

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Faith United Methodist Church

107 N 4th St, Humboldt, IA 50548

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