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.