Janet Schlichter, age 85 of Woodward passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the Madrid Home Communities in Madrid, IA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Woodward United Methodist Church in Woodward, IA. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 3, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the Woodward United Methodist Church in Woodward. Burial will be in the People's Cemetery at rural Woodward, IA. Memorials will be given to the Woodward United Methodist Church and the Woodward American Legion and Auxiliary. Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care is assisting Janet’s family. 

Janet Louise Schlichter was born on August 5, 1933 at Perry, IA to Harry Wetzel and Mary Louise (Blumenstock) Dissinger. She attended school at Bouton, IA for grades 1-3 then Webster School in Perry for grades 4-6 and then graduated from Perry High School with the class of 1951. She furthered her education at Iowa State University attaining a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics. After graduation she served an internship at the Hines VA in Chicago, IL. She was united in marriage to Marvin "Jim" Schlichter at Perry, IA on December 1, 1956. She worked as dietary consultant at Guthrie County Hospital and several area nursing homes.

She was a member of the Woodward United Methodist Church, the Woodward American Legion Auxiliary and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends, cooking, reading and traveling to Branson, MO and Door County, WI.

In death she rejoins her husband Jim Schlichter, parents, Harry and Mary Dissinger and a sister, Joyce Bowenkamp.

Left to cherish Janet’s memory are her children, Julie (Robert Herriott) Schlichter, Altoona, IA, Jill (Jeff) Burkhart, Woodward, IA and Susan (Dennis) De Groote, Barnett, MO, grandchildren, Jenna Burkhart and James Burkhart both of Woodward, IA, siblings, Jean Dissinger, Dexter, IA, Joan (Gary) Wright, Yuma, AZ and Judy (Skip) Frohling, Sheldahl, IA, nephews, Chip and Jake Frohling and a niece Dorothy Schlichter.


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