Janice Kay Meyer, 75, of Mason City, IA, has gone home to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 31, 2016, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 5, 2016, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, with Pastor Paul Martin of Riverside Friends Church officiating. Interment will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Major Erickson Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the Janice Meyer memorial fund in care of the family.
Janice was born December 5, 1940, in Mason City, the daughter of Slyvestor and Gladys F. (Zorn) Basgall. She graduated from Mason City High School in 1958, and continued her education at LaJames College of Cosmetology. Her parents owned a grocery store on South Federal where she worked until she graduated. She spent most of her teenage years hanging around with her friends, scooping the loop and roller skating. After graduating from beauty school, Janice worked for a short time at a beauty shop in Charles City, IA. She came back to Mason City and worked at Damons Beauty Salon. She also held other various jobs before her retirement in 2002. Throughout the years she enjoyed crocheting, spending time with family and friends, knitting, arts and crafts, being a foster grandparent at Harding Elementary School, as well as spending time with her cat: Star. Most of all, she enjoyed reading the Bible. She had a strong belief in God, and was a beloved member of Riverside Friends Church.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter: Lori Wander (Awe) and husband Kent of Mason City; her sister: Shirley Hain of Mason City; granddaughters: Amber, Desiree and Sabre Wander; grandson: Reed Barclay; great grandson: Ayden Barclay; nieces: Judy Nelsen, Jeanie Kraft, Lori Johnson, Stephanie Johnson, Lynnie Parsons; nephews: Jeff Hain, Jay Hain, Jerry Hain, Denny Johnson and John Johnson; and great niece: Heather Nelsen.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a granddaughter: Janice Margaret.
Janice touched so many lives. The family appreciated the helpfulness and care of Jean, and the many members of Hospice.