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Douglas L. Janda (1942-2007)


Posted By: Ames Tribune
Date: 1/22/2007 at 09:00:02

THE AMES TRIBUNE, Ames, Story County, Iowa, Saturday, January 20, 2007.

Douglas L. Janda, 64, of Marion, died at home Sunday, Jan. 14, following complications from a stroke. Memorial service was Saturday, Jan. 20, at First Lutheran Church, in Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Kay Slocum officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Linwood Mausoleum, Cedar Rapids.

Douglas L. Janda was born Dec. 5, 1942, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Ludwig and Bessie (Syrovy) Janda. He was a 1960 graduate of Jefferson High School where he earned many awards in track and swimming. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1961 and was active on the USS Protector until his honorable discharge in 1963, transferring to the Naval Reserves.

He married Diane Newport Aug. 27, 1978, in Hope Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. He was employed by United Airlines for 36 years until he retired to Lady Lake, Fla., in 2002. He resided there until January 2005, when he had a massive stroke, and he and Diane moved to Marion to be with family.

He was a member of Water Oaks Golf and Country Club in Lady Lake, Fla., and Walden Golf and Country Club on Lake Houston in Houston. He also was a former member of the Eagles Club in Cedar Rapids.

They enjoyed life to its fullest, dancing, playing golf, boating, jet skiing and water and snow skiing.

His family and friends will miss him very much.

He is survived by his wife, Diane; his mother, Bessie, of Cedar Rapids; three daughters, Lisa Abben, of Cedar Rapids, Kristi Homewood, of Cedar Rapids, and Mindy Carstensen, of Anamosa; stepchildren Jade Barta and Mindy Sorg, both of Cedar Rapids; and one sister, Donna (Ron) Janda Moorman, of Ames. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Kiara Luzum, Cassy Luzum, Ashley Luzum, Andria Homewood, Jacob Harnish, Jordon Harnish, John Carstensen, Owen Carstensen and Dane Carstensen; and a stepgrandchild, Emma Sorg.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ludwig Janda; one daughter, Jilane Harnish; one great-grandchild, Blaine Luzum; and his grandparents, Frank and Anna Janda and Joseph and Francis Syrovy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Douglas L. Janda Memorial Fund, Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home, 520 Wilson Ave. S.W., Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404.

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www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.


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