Some songs from 1955

Janice Marie (Hodne) Lakers
Jan Lakers (85), of Elk Horn, Nebraska, died on Saturday, April, 1, 2023. She was born August 13, 1937 in Manning, Iowa, the daughter of Arlo & Thelma (Ramsey) Hodne. She attended Iowa No. 6 country school in Crawford County, and graduated from Manning High School in 1955.

Jan was married to John (Jack) Lakers on April 6, 1956. Jack and Jan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2006 with their family.

Jack and Jan were partners in the Irwin Feed Service where they both worked. Jan was a member of St. Michael's Church in Harlan, Iowa, since 1968.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, her parents, Arlo and Thelma Hodne, and her three brothers, LaRue, Ron, and Don Hodne.

Survivors include two sons, Tim (Tami) Lakers of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Mark Lakers; five grandchildren, Ryan Lakers, Andy Lakers, David Lakers, Michael Lakers, and Nathan Lakers; and ten great-grandchildren; sisters-in-laws, Linda Stoen of Fargo, North Dakota; Janice Lakers of Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Sally Hodne of Manning, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Wake will be held at Pauley Jones Funeral Home 1304 9th St Harlan, Iowa, on Thursday April 12 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The funeral service will be held at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa, on Thursday April 13 at 11 am with lunch to follow and burial at the Irwin Union Cemetery to follow the lunch service.

1955 MHS graduates: Sandra Anderson, Bonnie Brus, Larry Christensen, Lynn Clark, Kenneth Dammann, Merlin Drees, Eunice Eich, Phillip Enenbach, George Eschenbacher, Dennis Fischer, Betty Foley, Ronald Frahm, Russell Frank, Donald Froyd, Joycelyn Genzen, Thomas Grau, Janis Groteluschen (valedictorian), Peggy Grundmeier, Robert Hagedorn, Shirley Hansen, Marion Hargens, Janice Hodne, Ronald Irlbeck, Sally Juels, Jeanette Justice, James Kasperbauer, Shannon Koon, Eustace Lake, Allan Lamaack, LaVonne Lohmeier, Alan Lorenzen, Edwin McConnell, Mary Alice Mohr, Lauron Musfeldt, Beverly Nielsen (salutatorian), Jane Opperman, Marlene Otto, Kathleen Ploog, Louise Polking, Delores Puck, James Ramsey, Daryle Rowedder, Carol Rowedder, Shirley Ruhde, Burton Sander, Margaret Schroeder, Verna Singsank, Mary Stangl, William Stein, Larry Thomssen, Lois Vennink, Clifford Vinke, Judith Vollmer, Dale Vollstedt, Phillip Zerwas

1955 former students: Clark Addison, Lois Armentrout, Jerold Barten, Susan Brandt, Sally Christensen, Delores Davis, Carol Fuller, Letty Fuss, LuEtta Gehlsen, Margaret Gensler, Duane Hansen, Patty Hansen, LaRue Hodne, Mary Kennedy, Marsha Kuhl, Jackie Lee, Clifford Letty, Ann Littell, Janet Martens, Ronald Masters, Kathryn Nollen, David Olbertz, Mary Ann Peters, Norman Pieper, Mark Ramsey, Gene Rostermundt, Gregory Schurer, Sondra Spicer, Janice Stein, Patricia Volquartsen, James Williams

Janice Hodne MHS 1955

Page 117 of the Manning Schools history book

Freshman class 2 - spring 1952

Back: Arlo LaRue Hodne, Lynn Clark, Dick McConnell, Ron Frahm, Eustice "Junior" Lake, Duane Hansen, Lauren Musfeldt, Marlene Otto, Mary Alice Mohr
Middle: Jeanette Justice, Peggy Grundmeier, Kathryn Nollen, Joycelyn Genzen, Ann Littell, Sondra Spicer, Delores Puck, Verna Singsank, Janice Hodne, Daryle Rowedder
Front: Letty Fuss, Kenneth "Red" Dammann, Eunice Eich, Kathleen Ploog, Marion Hargens, Thomas Grau, Shannon Koon, Susan Brandt, LuEtta Gehlsen

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