Jane Staab, 48, of Remsen, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars following a brief illness.
Jane Staab was born June 14, 1956, at Le Mars, the daughter of Richard and Elaine (Tentinger) Staab. Jane was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. Mary's Catholic School graduating in 1974. She then attended Iowa Central Community College at Fort Dodge, graduating in 1976 with a degree as a licensed practical nurse. She was then employed at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City
In January 1978 she moved to Cody, Wyo., where she was employed at West Park Community Hospital. On July 23, 1978, while she was home on vacation, she was injured in an automobile accident near Homer, Neb., and suffered a permanent brain injury and was since disabled. She then lived at her parents home near Remsen where her family cared for her. In May 1997, she entered the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. When she was in school she was a cheerleader, enjoyed being in plays, was in the school band and was a 4-H member. She enjoyed listening to music and loved being in the outdoors.
Survivors include her mother, Elaine Staab of Remsen; three brothers and their wives, Roger and Renee of Crawford, Neb., John and Kathy of Le Mars, Philip and Diane of Remsen; two sisters, Sue Hoesing of Sioux City, and Mary and her husband, Dave Plathe of Remsen; numerous aunts and uncles and nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard; and a brother, Mark.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. Timothy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at Remsen. Friends may call any time after 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the funeral home.
Casketbearers will be Jim Brown, Krystal and Nick Hoesing, Kristine McDermott, Rick Plathe and Emily Staab. Honorary bearers will be Amanda Buss, Kim Elliott, Sarah Haverkamp, Kara Penning, Becky and Jackie Staab.