Janice R. Miskimins
June 26, 1937 - January 1, 2019

Janice Vehrs - MHS 1956

Visitation Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home - Carroll, Iowa Friday, January 04, 2019 5:00 PM
There will be a prayer service held at 6:30 P.M. during the visitation.
Funeral Service St. Paul Lutheran Church - Carroll, Iowa Saturday, January 05, 2019 10:30 AM
The casket will be moved to the church at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday where visitation will resume until the time of service.

Janice Rae Miskimins, age 81, of Carroll passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center West Lakes in Des Moines surrounded by her family.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll with Pastor Brian Licht officiating. Organist for the service will be Abe Batten and soloist will be Marv Toft. Casket bearers will be Janice's grandchildren. Burial will be in the Carroll City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 5:00 P.M. on Friday where there will be a prayer service held at 6:30 P.M. The casket will be moved to St. Paul Lutheran Church at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday where visitation will resume until the time of service. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com

Born on June 26, 1937, on her family's farm near Denison, Iowa, Janice was the daughter of Harold and Verna (Grage) Vehrs. She went to Hayes No. 8 Country School as a girl and her family moved to Manning where she graduated from Manning High School in 1956. Janice attended cosmetology school in Des Moines and returned to Manning where she operated Cut and Curl beauty shop. Janice was married to Gene Miskimins on November 30, 1959, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple made their home on the Miskimins family farm near Templeton for several years before moving to a farm near Gray and later a farm near Audubon. Janice worked at American Home Shield in Carroll for several years. They moved to Carroll in November of 2016. While living in Audubon she was active with St. John Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school and later became a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll. Janice enjoyed crocheting, quilting, reading, and scrapbooking. She was active with the farming operation and thoroughly loved farm life, and she especially loved being with her grandchildren. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan.

Janice is survived by her husband Gene of 59 years of Carroll; four daughters: Vickie Steffes (Robert) of Carroll, Cathy Harrington of Omaha, Linda Miller (Mike) of Grimes, and Lori Knights (Brian) of Polk City; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters: Lois Miskimins (Marvin) of Omaha, Rita Winkelpleck of Grundy Center, and Cindy Verkler (Bob) of Aledo, Texas; two brothers-in-law: Merle Miskimins of Ottumwa and Marvin Miskimins (Lois) of Omaha; and many nieces and nephews.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Verna Vehrs; her mother and father-in-law Walter and Catherine Miskimins; a sister Verna Stracke; two brothers: Richard and Larry Vehrs; and a daughter Rhonda Miskimins in infancy.

Gus Vehrs history
1981 Manning Centennial book

Gus Vehrs was born in Schleswig, Germany in 1870. At the age of 12, he came to this country with his folks, and settled in Carroll County, in the Manning area. Later he married Bertha Opperman in 1895. They farmed in this area until retiring in 1936, when they moved into Manning. They had 13 children, five of whom still survive. Three are living in Manning. They are Mrs. Margaret Wegner, Mrs. Helen Miller and Harold Vehrs. They have lived in and around the Manning area all their lives. Then there are Mrs. Henry Jensen (Viola), Audubon, and Mrs. Verna Olbertz, Moline, III. One of Harold's sons, Richard, has a son, Rex, who will be 14 years old in 1981. He is the only one to carry on the Vehrs name. They are residing in Texas. Richard Vehrs spent 22 years in the Air Force, and retired in June of 1980 as Senior Master Sgt. They intend to continue living in Texas.
Not sure why all of the children were not listed but here is another son of Gus & Bertha: Peter C. Vehrs.

Hayes No. 8

Sunflower girls - grade 4
Janice Ahrendsen, Deanna Donaghu, Janice Petersen, Cynthia Peters, Karen Carstens, Lila Nulle, Janice Vehrs??

1956 MHS graduates: Janice Ahrendsen (salutatorian), Gordon Anthony, Carol Antone, Roger Barten, Gerald Beck, Robert Beisch, Dorothea Brus, Karen Carstens, Virginia Dammann, Deanna Donaghu, Delores Eckholdt, Roselle Ehlers, Mardella Friedrichsen, Robert Froyd, Beverly Genzen, Larry Genzen, Emil Grau, Roger Hagedorn, Allen Hargens, Roger Hinz, Larry Hodne, Darryl Jahn, Roger Joens, Roger Koepke, Janet Kuhl (valedictorian), Janice Laurinat, Shannon Mahnke, Allen Mohr, Joyce Nulle, Cynthia Peters, Ronald Peters, Janice Petersen, Dennis Ramsey, Noreen Kay Ramsey, Myrene Rowedder, Merlene Saunders, Raymond Thielen, Constance Trella, Eleanor Trella, Janice Vehrs, LeRoy Venteicher, Marcella Wanninger, Richard Wellendorf, Larry Witt

1956 former students: Erwin Barkalow, Nancy Dales, Larry Daugherty, Richard Enenbach, Verna Ford, Alan Friedrichsen, Rosemary Fritz, Art Fuller, Charles Fuss, Edwin Groppe, Jr., Ione Hicks, Roy Hinze, Michael Kellogg, Marlene Kinney, Sandra Lacy, Roger Littell, Paul Malven, Charlene McLaughlin, James McMahon, Sandra Mishler, Lila Nulle, Bill Porter, Jimmy Rohovit, Norma Rostermundt, Joyce Spence, Roy Stark, Brian Travis, Bobby Welker, Charles White, Dorothy Wiemann, William Wyatt

School notes


Cindy Vehrs MHS 1973

Note the path made by the Vehrs kids in the bank up to the road heading to the school.
It might even be the mailbox dropoff point.
Harold Vehrs farm - Hayes No. 8 in distance.

Peter C. Vehrs, Larry Vehrs, Richard Vehrs, and Cindy Vehrs all served in the military, but I have no military pictures and very little military information about their service.
Hopefully someone will come forward to help, so these Vehrs family members can be included in the Manning Veterans' history book that will feature over 1000 Manning connected Veterans.


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