Janice A. Ehmen

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Janice A. Ehmen, 76, of Sterling died at the Johnson County Hospital on Sunday, January 26, 2014. She was born on May 11, 1937 on the farm near Sterling. She attended country school and Sterling High School where she  graduated in 1954. She then attended Peru State Teachers College where she received her teaching certificate and taught at Hauck Country School District #65 northwest of Sterling for three years. She married William J. Ehmen on April 1, 1956 at St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling. She worked from 1978 until 1993 at GTE Directories in Lincoln and was also the manager and bookkeeper for Ehmen Trucking and Harvesting. She was a
former member of South St. John Lutheran Church where she was baptized and was currently a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling where she was confirmed on March 18, 1951, served on numerous  committees and was an officer of the Women of St. John. She was an original organization leader with the Spoons and Spools 4-H Club. She enjoyed her grandchildren and their activities, sewing and cross stitching.
Survivors include her husband, William of Sterling; two daughters, Linda Hronek and husband Gary of Sterling and Betty Case and husband Russell of Douglas; two sons, Eddie Ehmen and wife Colleen of Sterling and Roger Ehmen and wife Laureen of Adams; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Brugman and husband Lucas, Ann Parrish, Allan Parrish, John Parrish, Evan Ehmen, Elizabeth Ehmen, Lyndsey Ehmen and Grant Ehmen. She was 
preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Mildred McIlravy Johnson. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling with Pastor Steve Chellew and Pastor Doyle Karst officiating. Burial will be in the Sterling Cemetery of Sterling. A family prayer service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Shannon and Erma Hazen in charge. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome. net. Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling in charge of arrangements  
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