Janet K. (Reifler) Fry
May 9, 1956 – November 22, 2022
Janet Fry (née Reifler) was born in Gering, Nebraska. Jan’s inspired life saw her travel and live across the U.S. and abroad, including Denver, Seattle, and Switzerland. She built her family and her home in Omaha, where she passed peacefully, surrounded by loving friends, her sons, and most of all, Quilters. While Jan’s life work includes philanthropy, non-profit fundraising, and charity planning, her passion and pastime have always been quilts, quilting, and the Quilters who quilt them. The lives she touched, however close or far removed, bear marks of her generosity, love, and of course, quilts (graduation quilts, baby quilts, memorial quilts…)
Jan is preceded in death by her father, William Reifler of Lincoln, and survived by her mother, Betty Reifler; brother, Douglas Reifler; three proud sons, Kyle and Matthew Fry of Omaha and Tyler Fry of Chicago; nephews, Jerome and Adam Reifler of Lincoln; and her adoring dachshund and cat, Teacup and Jack. She did not care for run-on sentences.
A celebration of Jan’s life, art, philanthropy, and quilts is being planned for late Spring 2023 for all of her friends, family, and Quilter companions to attend.
The family asks that any donations in Jan’s memory be made to Siena Francis House.