Janet M. Staner, 82 of Cascade, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at her home in Cascade surrounded by her family.

Friends and relatives of Janet called from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, where a wake service was held at 7:30 p.m. Friends also called after 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 26th at the funeral home.

Services for Janet were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Cascade with the Rev. Douglas Loecke presiding. Assisting Deacon was Raymond Noonan. Lectors were Linda Nedelcoff and Gary Aitchison. Eucharistic Ministers were Kathy Staner and Sharon Aitchison. Placing of the pall was done by Paul Staner, Melvin Staner, Loras Staner, Donnie Staner, Sharon Smith, Margie Hentges and Linda Nedelcoff. Giftbearers were Madalyn Hentges, Zoey Kleitsch, Brayden Burger. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade.

Honorary pallbearers were Erin Kleitsch, Nicki Leytem, Angie Burger, Kristi Kramer, Cheryl Thomas, Michelle Trumm, Amanda Ostwinkle, Jessi Kennedy, Melissa Curtis, Lindsay Smith, Maddie Nedelcoff and Jaelyn Nedelcoff.

Casketbearers were Marty Staner, Dan Staner, Brad Staner, Brian Staner, Nic Staner, Adam Cook, Matt Cook, Tyler Smith, A.J. Smith and Donovan Nedelcoff.

Janet was born April 28, 1937 in Monticello, daughter of John “Jack” and Irene (Takes) Gadient. She is a graduate of the former St. Mary High School in Cascade and later received her L.P.N. training at Mercedian School of Nursing in Marshalltown.

Upon answering “Yes” when asked to dance, Janet found the love of her life. She was united in marriage to Paul Nicholas Staner July 13, 1957 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sand Springs. Janet worked as a nurse for a brief time before her marriage. After her marriage, Paul and Janet moved to Bernard. It was there, they established their roots in their love and the farm. Janet was a masterful gardener and cook.

Her talents of her hands were secondary to the talents of her heart. Janet was often known to make food for funerals, help neighbors in need and volunteered at Finley Hospital and Shady Rest Care Center. Janet also shared her compassion as a Be-Friender through her parish, St. Matthias Catholic church in Cascade.

Janet treasured the friends she made in her bowling league, square dancing, garden club and card clubs. Janet was a genuine soul and lived her life in the way of values. She cherished her upbringing and instilled the importance of these values to her family. As her family grew, Janet relished the family holidays, fall trips to the woods, celebrations, new grandchildren and events.

To Janet, family was everything and to her family, Janet was the “button that held the family together”. Janet’s smile, kind heart and nurturing ways will be missed. The traditions she created will live through the generations of her family.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Paul Staner, of Cascade; six children, Melvin (Julie) Staner, Loras (Connie) Staner, and Donnie (Kathy) Staner all of Cascade, Sharon (Mike) Smith, of Eldridge, Margie (Tony) Hentges, of Peosta, and Linda (Jon) Nedelcoff, of Oregan, Wis.; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lavonne (John) Strang and Sharon (Gary) Aitchison both of Cascade; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Aschtgen, of Cascade; a brother and sister-in-law, Joe (Rosie) Staner, of Cascade.

She is reunited with her two infant angels, Greg Staner and Susan Staner. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her parents-in-law, Wilfred and Martha Staner; a brother, Allen Gadient; sisters-in-law, Marie (Frank) Orr and Janice (Victor) Kraus.

Memorials may be given to Above and Beyond Hospice in Monticello or to Divine Word Seminary in Epworth, Iowa in lieu of flowers.

The family would like to thank Above and Beyond Hospice, especially Jennifer and Meghan, the University of Wisconsin Hospital, and Dr Weber and Mary Beth Henry.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com