Janet Marie Nice, 64, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018 surrounded by family and friends at Parkwood in Grand Forks, ND after a courageous battle of brain cancer.
Janet was born September 17, 1954, in Corydon, Iowa, the daughter of Clell & Eileen (Couchman) Greer. She attended grade school in Sewal, Iowa and junior high and high school in Seymour, Iowa. Janet married Ron Briske in 1977. That marriage ended several years later. In 1980, Janet married Frank Nice at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Manvel, ND.
She worked at Grzadzielewski Farms, Altendorf Harvesting, RMI, and most recently at the Salvation Army, where she retired from due to health reasons. She also operated her own bookkeeping business for several years. Janet enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, reading, teaching religion classes, cheering for the Vikings (which was not always enjoyable), relaxing at the lake, sharing a good laugh, and DQ blizzards.
She is survived by her children, Hatti (Derrick) Olson of West Fargo, ND, Brandon “BJ” Nice of Minto, ND, Kellie Nice of Erskine, MN, Danny Nice of Grand Forks; her mother, Eileen; 2 grandchildren, Cooper & Rylee Olson and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Janet was preceded in death by her father; husband, Frank Nice and a sister, Linda Snider.
Eileen Greer, 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 6th, 2020 at Bethany Retirement Living on 42nd in Fargo, ND.
Eileen C. Greer was born on November 7, 1929, near Sewal, Iowa, to George and Hattie (McKee) Couchman and sister Norma. She attended grades 1-12 in Sewal and once graduated, attended one year of college in Kanas City. She married Clell Greer on May 14th, 1949 and they started a family. Linda Diane was born in 1950 and Janet Marie was born in 1954. As a family, they moved around quite a bit, living in Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska; Denver, Colorado; Cheyenne, Wyoming; and back to Iowa.
Eileen was a hard working woman. Over her career, she worked at the Wayne County Courthouse and the Hospital in Corydon, Iowa, and for many years at the Seymour Care Center. Clell was an over the road trucker, so she raised the girls mostly on her own. In September 2003, Eileen moved to Oslo, Minnesota and enjoyed spending time with Janet, and her family and friends. Some other things Eileen enjoyed doing included sewing, gardening, baking and decorating for holidays.
One of the highlights of family gatherings was knowing Eileen’s goodies would be there. Her cheesecake, brownies and homemade noodles were worth arm wrestling over! Each grandchild received at least one of her homemade blankets, tied together with fuzzies. These blankets have given so much comfort and are a constant reminder of how much Grandma loves us.
Eileen is survived by her grandchildren Donovan Snider of Centerville, IA, Hatti (Derrick) Olson of West Fargo, ND, Lindsay Snider of Centerville, IA, Brandon “BJ” Nice of Minto, ND, Kellie Nice of Erskine, MN, Danny Nice of Fargo and eight great grandchildren. Those who have passed before her are her parents, George and Hattie; sister, Norma; husband, Clell; and daughters, Linda and Janet.
Please join us in celebrating the lives of our two incredible ladies with a Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30AM, Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa. Burial will follow at Shriver Cemetery west of Seymour. A Visitation will take place, Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville, with the family greeting friends from 9:30-10:30AM. Memorials may be left to Hatti Olson, to be determined at a later date, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, C/O Nice/Greer, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com or on our funeral home Facebook page.
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