Janet L. Stepp

Janet L. Stepp, 83, of Fayette, died Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Becker-Milnes Funeral home in Fayette with Rev. Robert Burchfield officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Fayette. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2016, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette and for one hour preceding services at the funeral home on Saturday. 

Janet Louise, daughter of Benjamin and Fern (Mills) McKibben, was born September 30, 1932, in Gladstone, Illinois. She was baptized June 9, 1940, at the Methodist Church in Gladstone by Rev. W.L. Barnes. She graduated from Biggsville High School in 1950. Janet pitched for the Burlington Merchants, a semi-pro fast-pitch softball team during the 1950-1951 season.  On January 7, 1951, she was united in marriage with Wayne Edward Stepp at the Little Brown Church, near Nashua. The couple made their home in Fayette, and following Wayne’s death in 1970, Janet worked at Atwood for twenty years prior to retiring. Janet enjoyed bowling, fishing, and gardening, especially flower gardening. In addition to caring for her own flowers, she took care of John Hofmeyer’s flowers until a year ago. 

Janet was very proud of her family. At family gatherings she would look at all the generations and say “look what I made”. She is survived by her six children, Roseanna (Steve) Kulish of Ogden, Utah, Cheryl (Steve) Peterson of West Union, Wayne (Ellen) Stepp of Hawkeye, Sheila Kamm of Ogden, Utah, LeeAnn (Steve) Treloar of Hawkeye, and Brian Stepp of Hazelton; twelve grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren, Chad (Judy) Kauffman and Sabrina, Dylan, and Isaac, Quentin (Mandie) Stepp, and Reid and Jade, Bridget (Brent) Parker and Brenna and Bristol, Suzy (Dave) Shreve and Lily, Dorrin, and Leah, Lindsay Olson (Brandon Tieskoetter) and Rae VanMilligan and Allie Tieskoetter, Allison (Ben) Bowers and Briar, Paisley, and Myles, Abby Reinking and Kaiden, Shawn Peterson, Jake Stepp, Emma Treloar, Josh Stepp, and Nate Treloar; one sister, Patricia Anderson of Galva, Illinois; one sister-in-law, Vera Splinter of Fayette; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Cory Olson; and her mother and father-in-law, Lottie and Atrus Stepp.


Sherri Paulson on March 28, 2016 at 10:23 PM said:

Butch and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Janet was always a good friend to me. I still have the extra large print bible she gave to me. May God give you peace and comfort.
Kevin Samek on March 25, 2016 at 7:46 PM said:

So sorry you guys. I have some fond memories of Janet, when Butch and I were hanging out. I loved her as if she was my own mother, may she rest in peace!
Jane Dietrich on March 25, 2016 at 3:36 PM said:

LeeAnn, thinking of you and all of your family as you say your goodbye's to your Mom. I will say a prayer for peace and comfort for all of you during this Easter weekend. Hugs, Jane
Ben and Nancy Anderson on March 24, 2016 at 5:24 PM said:

Sending our prayers and hugs your way for your whole family. We always enjoyed visiting Aunt Janet when we would stop in to see Grandma Fern.
We know she is at peace and not struggling to breathe any more. God bless.
Sandi Lau on March 24, 2016 at 9:35 AM said:

What a lovely lady God has taken to beautify his garden. My sympathy goes out to all Janets family and friends.
I have so much respect for that lady, look at the wonderful job she did raising all of you. I learned so much from her being a friend & neighbor to my family. She was just a wonderful person.
Thomas Petsche on March 24, 2016 at 9:11 AM said:

Sheryl and family, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless your family.
Roberta Dugan on March 24, 2016 at 6:22 AM said:

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
Paul G. Anderson on March 24, 2016 at 6:17 AM said:

I believe I can speak for the entire Anderson family that we are sincerely sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Carol Streeter on March 24, 2016 at 4:52 AM said:

So very sorry for your loss. Your family are all in my prayers
Evelyn Burchfield on March 23, 2016 at 10:22 PM said:

Dear Stepp family,
It was my pleasure and an honor to help take care of Janet while she was a resident at Hillcrest. She and I were "baseball buddies," sharing a love for the Chicago Cubs--and really enjoyed last season together as it unfolded (though we were disappointed it couldn't end in a World Series appearance and win)! I know I'll think of her often as I watch or listen to games from now on. She and I also talked of our shared faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, so I will look forward to seeing her again in Heaven one day--absent from the body...present with the Lord! She is no longer struggling to breathe and needing someone to help her with her daily living; in fact, she's more alive right now than she's ever been! May God give you (as her family) comfort and peace as you go through this difficult time of loss.
Sylvia Hall on March 23, 2016 at 8:49 PM said:

Prayers for peace for your family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Melonie VanSickle on March 23, 2016 at 7:52 PM said:

Such a wonderful soul and spirit. Will surely be missed by all. Your family is in our prayers.
Sherry Cannon on March 23, 2016 at 7:51 PM said:

Cheryl and the rest of the Stepp family.....You have my prayers and sympathy.
Judy DeSloover on March 23, 2016 at 7:23 PM said:

Giving Butch and you my deepest sympathy and prayers. Miss seeing you two...
Mary Lawless on March 23, 2016 at 7:05 PM said:

The entire Stepp family is in my thoughts and prayers. I have many wonderful memories growing up and being friends with the entire family. May God Bless you all!
Beverly Schuety Lundeen on March 23, 2016 at 6:33 PM said:

My very deepest sympathy condolences to the Stepp family.

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