Jane Elizabeth Lanzendorf was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Oyens, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Gengler) Lanzendorf. She attended school in Oyens and Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars High School in 1943. After graduation, she worked as a legal secretary.
On Sept. 9, 1947, she married Francis "Dutch" Homan at Oyens. They made their home in Alton and purchased Homan's Grocery Store in 1956, which they operated until retiring in 1985. Jane and Dutch loved to golf, bowl, dance and travel. In July 2007, they moved to Sioux Falls.
Survivors include two daughters, Bev and her husband, Dick Casey, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Mary Nurre of West Des Moines; two sons and their wives, Paul and Glenda, of Le Mars, and Rick and Deb of Omaha, Neb.; one daughter-in-law, Ann Homan of Ida Grove; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandsons, and two brothers, Don and Richard Lanzendorf and his wife, Mary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dutch; two sons, John, when a young child and Jim; a granddaughter, Megan, when a young child; two sisters, Helen Kirchof, and Betty Zell, and three brothers, John, Robert and Bill Lanzendorf.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton with burial at St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today (Wednesday) with a rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 5:30 p.m., all at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen.
Casketbearers will be Ryan Casey, Austin, Kelsey, Nick, Andy and Nathan Homan and Abbie Nurre.
The family requests no flowers. In lieu of flowers send donations to St. Mary Church, Alton, The Alzheimer's Association or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.fischfh.com.