Janet Lee Anderson
September 23, 1959 – November 5, 2021
Janet Lee Anderson, 62, of Harlan, Iowa, passed away in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday, November 5, 2021.
Jan was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on September 23, 1959, to Donald and Mary Lou McKinney.
Preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Mary Lou McKinney; brother, Paul McKinney; sister, Kay DeLaughter. She is survived by her husband, Dave; son, David (Elizabeth); daughter, Kalee Hergert (Zach); seven grandchildren: Henry, Matthew, Rosalie, Joseph John, Eli, Jay, and Archie; siblings, Don McKinney (Brenda), Pat Brandes (Rick); brother-in-law, Don DeLaughter; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Her family moved to South Sioux City, Nebraska after her father’s retirement from the Air Force. She met Dave Anderson of Emerson, Nebraska, at South Sioux City High School. Dave and Jan were married on January 7, 1978. Jan worked in banking and real estate. Dave and Jan recently moved to Harlan, Iowa to settle down and live simply.
VISITATION: Sunday, November 14 from 2pm to 4pm at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries located at 7805 West Center Road in Omaha, Nebraska. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Monday, November 15th at 11am, Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries. Luncheon to follow. Interment: Monday, November 15th at 2pm at Omaha National Cemetery located at 14250 Schram Road, Omaha, Nebraska 68138.
Jan spent most of her childhood in South Sioux City, Nebraska. She loved swimming and held a long-standing record in the breaststroke for the Dolphins Swim Team. She graduated from South Sioux City High School and was a cheerleader for the Cardinals.
After Dave’s enlistment in the Navy, the couple moved to southern California where Jan worked in banking. In 1980, Dave and Jan became parents to their first of two children. David was born in Sioux City, Iowa on September 24th, one day after Jan’s 21st birthday. The young family lived in Dakota City, Nebraska and South Sioux City, and Jan worked at Siouxland National Bank. On September 12th, 1985, Kalee was born, and the family was complete.
In 1989, the family moved to Omaha, Nebraska. Jan worked at First National Bank and pursued further education at Iowa Western Community College for computer programming. After 17 years at First National, Jan made a career change to real estate. Dave had begun work as a realtor one year before Jan, and Kalee also joined the family business.
Jan and Dave became grandparents in 2007 with the birth of Henry (son of David and Elizabeth). Matthew, Rosalie, Joseph John “JJ”, and Eli followed their oldest brother. Kalee’s first son, Jay, was born on March 2, 2020, and his brother, Archie, was recently added to the family on October 21, 2021. Jan was not able to visit with newborn Archie before passing but did see her new grandchild in photographs.
Jan loved taking care of the grandchildren, reading to them, attending their activities and sporting events. She enjoyed spending time at her cabin and relaxing on the dock by the water. Jan was looking forward to living the simple life at her Lake of the Ozarks cabin and her new cottage in Harlan, Iowa.
Jan will be greatly missed, and her light will shine on in her husband, children, and grandchildren.