November 7, 1937 - October 19, 2020
Janice Dorene Springer, 82, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, passed away on Monday October 19, 2020 at Journeys of Friendship Haven. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 1:00pm at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel with burial following at North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm prior to the service on Saturday at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Masks and social distancing will be required at the visitation and service. Jan is survived by her daughters, Lisa (Rick) Van Genderen, Cary, NC; Lynette Springer, West Des Moines, IA; grandchildren, Gerrit Van Genderen (Sara Wingate), Andrew Van Genderen, Natalie Van Genderen, Lauren Kinseth, and Jack Kinseth; her sister, Mary (Leonard) Jordison; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her infant daughter, Kathy Ann, and her husband of 48 years, Bob, her brother, Dennis Davis, and sisters, Shirley Groat and Donna (Jerry) Trainer. Jan Davis, the daughter of Lawrence and Helen (Anderson) Davis, was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa November 7, 1937. She is a 1956 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High. She went on to graduate from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing as an RN in 1959. In 1960, she was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) Springer. Jan’s 35 year nursing career began at Mercy Hospital and she retired from Trinity Regional Hospital in 1999. She had an incredible passion for people and dedicated her life to helping others. She was very conscientious in serving her patients with dignity, respect and true compassion. She loved to socialize and enjoyed the friendship of her high school potluck group all through the years. She also loved to tell a great story and put others at ease. But for her, family was everything. Nothing gave her greater pleasure than to spend time with her daughters and grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Care Trust Fund at Friendship Haven, 420 Kenyon Road, Fort Dodge, Iowa, ATT: Denise Halverson. A special thank you to the care-giving staff at The Gardens 200 and Journeys neighborhoods at Friendship Haven, and UnityPoint Hospice.
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