Janice M. (Scheibel) Cook
Janice (Scheibel) Cook, 77, of Britt passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt.
A memorial gathering of family and friends will take place Friday, May 20, 2016, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Britt Evangelical Free Church, 810 2nd Avenue Northwest in Britt.
Janice Mae Scheibel was born on October 31, 1938 to Rudolf and Cornelia (Brouwer) Scheibel. She was born and raised on a farm north of Britt. She attended Orthel Country School #6 and graduated from Britt High School in 1956.
Janice was united in marriage to Marvin “Pete” Cook on October 11, 1958 at the Britt Evangelical Free Church where they were lifelong members. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage and together they raised four children.
Janice worked as a secretary before landing a 35-year career doing advertising composition for the Britt News Tribune. Janice and Pete made their home in Britt, moved to an acreage in 1980 and moved back into town after Pete retired. Janice made every home a warm and inviting place for friends, family and neighbors to enjoy a chat over a cup of coffee.
Janice enjoyed sewing, embroidering, reading, and supporting her grandchildren during their sporting events. She cherished her time with her grandchildren playing games or working on puzzles. She especially loved teaching her grandchildren how to bake; some of their favorite recipes include angel food cake and monkey bread.
She would visit her neighbors regularly and enjoyed many years of fellowship with her women’s bible study group. Janice also loved spending time outside with Pete drinking coffee and watching the birds. She was a compassionate and loving woman who devoted her life to caring for others.
Janice will be remembered for her kind heart and cheerful attitude, especially during the hardships of life. We are forever grateful for her presence in our lives, her genuine concern for others, her humble spirit, and her strong faith made her very special.
Janice is survived by her children Connie (Paul) Swanson of Britt and their children Sarah, Bret, and Ryan; Ronald (Michelle) Cook of Story City and their children Jacob, Seth, and Abby; Rick (Kristin) Cook of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and their children Kyle, Katelyn, and Cassandra; and David (Rebecca) Cook of Pella and their children Grant, Spencer, and Avery. She is also survived by two brothers, Kenneth (Donna) Scheibel and Rudy (Bonnie) Scheibel, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Janice is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Pete in December of 2015. Although she will be dearly missed, family and friends take great comfort in knowing that Pete and Janice are together again.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family for their distribution.