Janice Brockel

A funeral service for Janice E. Brockel, 72, of Omaha, Neb., was held Dec. 19, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Baker.


Janice Brockel
Janice Brockel

Posted December 20, 2012

A funeral service for Janice E. Brockel, 72, of Omaha, Neb., was held Dec. 19, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Baker. Interment was in the Bonnievale Cemetery at Baker.

Janice Elizabeth Brockel was born in Eureka, S.D., Feb. 6, 1940 to Fred and Bertha (Schweigert) Brockel.

In 1945 she moved to Baker, Mont., with her family and was raised on a farm in the Fertile Prairie area. She attended country grade school and graduated from Baker High School with the class of 1958. After graduation, she attended Omaha Baptist Bible College in Omaha, Neb. To further her education, she attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney to receive her teaching degree. She then attended the University of Nebraska in Omaha obtaining her master’s degree. She spent a total of 22 years of schooling. For the next 32 years, she was a teacher in the Omaha Public Schools. She especially loved her third grade students and could tell many stories of her school days. She was highly respected by her peers.

Janice loved the Lord and served faithfully by being a Sunday school teacher, the primary department superintendent at Temple Baptist in Omaha, a teach of Joy Clubs and AWANAs. She loved singing in her church choir, was the director of vacation Bible school, and was a member of “Team Visiting” for the elderly in different nursing homes.

She was a member of OEA (Omaha Education Association), the NSEA (Nebraska State Education Association), and NEA (National Education Association).

After retirement, Janice loved to travel, did beautiful cross stitching, was an avid reader, and spent many hours on her laptop.

Janice passed away Dec. 9, 2012 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Neb., following several months of illness.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Bertha Brockel; and a sister, Arla (Brockel) Opp.

She is survived by her brothers, Duane (Della) Brockel of Baker, Leo (Colleen) Brockel and Gary (Patti) Brockel, both of Billings; a sister, Jorcelene (Manuel) Lang, of Phoenix, Ariz.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends in Omaha.

Her infectious laughter and love of life will be treasured. Her many friends and family will truly miss her.

Memorials may be used according to the family wishes.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Stevenson Funeral Home of Baker.