Janet Lee Anderson

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.






  • Robin Philips Posted November 11, 2021 11:02 am

    Sending all of my love and prayers to all of you. Jan was an amazing kind soul. She will be definitely be missed.

    • Tami Hacker Posted November 11, 2021 7:15 pm

      When our time comes we won’t even have to look for her on the other side , she will be the brightest light. I loved Jan she was a very dear coworker and friend. My deepest sympathies to the family and all that loved her. Rest In peace Jan you my be gone but not forgotten..

  • Sue Buras Posted November 11, 2021 3:09 pm

    Anderson family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Jan when I went to look at a property, and then I listed my parent’s house with her because I liked her. She was so much help when I had to pack up their house because I was working 40 hours a week and trying to get that done. I hit a wall and just couldn’t do any more, so she recommended a place that really helped me. She was a lifesaver. I will miss getting her little calendar with the Nebraska football schedule on it. She was really a very nice woman.

  • Doug & Sherolyn Hawley Posted November 11, 2021 3:09 pm

    Dave and Family,
    You are in our hearts and prayers. The concern and thoughtfulness that Jan provided in all our decisions will be always remembered!
    Doug & Sherolyn

  • Tammy Nicola Posted November 11, 2021 3:10 pm

    I can’t believe she is gone. Way too young. I just loved talking to her and hearing her stories. And her laugh! She truly loved her family. She is missed already.

  • Doug & Sherolyn Hawley Posted November 11, 2021 3:10 pm

    Dave and Family,
    You are in our hearts and prayers. The concern and thoughtfulness that Jan provided in all our decisions will be always remembered!
    Doug & Sher

  • Mike Taplett Posted November 11, 2021 3:13 pm

    Our sincere sympathy to Dave & family.
    We moved to Omaha in Aug., 2018; Jan helped us find our home. She was a wonderful person to work with.. We enjoyed sharing stories about our families and it was evident that she was very proud of her children. Thank you for introducing us to Omaha. Prayers are with you🙏

  • Cris and Rhonda Sahner Posted November 11, 2021 3:28 pm

    Sorry to hear of Jan’s passing she was wonderful to work with and you both helped us so much with the purchase of our house and also the selling of the previous house. Thoughts and prayers to all your family at this sad time.

  • Rodney, Karen, Brenden, Jared, and Ethan. The Park’s Posted November 11, 2021 3:30 pm

    She will be greatly missed. The best realtor in the business!!
    “6 star realty” Our deepest sympathy for your lost.

  • Stephanie Hunt Posted November 11, 2021 3:44 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Dave and the family. Jan was a kind friend whom I will deeply miss. Her legacy will be felt by many for years to come.

  • Mohamed Radwan and Tahany Posted November 11, 2021 3:46 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers with Dave and family.

  • Nuvia Posted November 11, 2021 6:57 pm

    I am really sorry to hear of the lost of Jan, please accept my condolences and prayers..

  • Nuvia H. Posted November 11, 2021 7:09 pm

    Sending my condolences to all of you. Jan you will be missed, your kindness and honesty will remain always.

  • Tami Hacker Posted November 11, 2021 7:18 pm

    When our time comes we won’t even have to look for her on the other side , she will be the brightest light. I loved Jan she was a very dear coworker and friend. My deepest sympathies to the family and all that loved her. Rest In peace Jan you my be gone but not forgotten.

  • Tami Hacker Posted November 11, 2021 7:45 pm

    When our time comes we won’t even have to look for her on the other side , she will be the brightest light. I loved Jan she was a very dear coworker and friend. My deepest sympathies to the family and all that loved her. Rest In peace Jan you may be gone but not forgotten.

  • Robert D Brown Posted November 11, 2021 8:37 pm

    Dear Dave, Kalee, David, and family,

    I am so sorry to learn of Jan’s sudden & unexpected death from the COVID-19 virus. I know Jan had made so many plans for her retirement years and living simply, spending quality time with her family & friends. She was a kind, intelligent, funny, organized, motivated, caring person. So many people will miss her being a positive presence in their lives. I hope time will ease and lessen your pain & sorrow, but never lessen the happy memories of times you spent with Jan. Those memories will help to keep her alive in your hearts and minds.

    Please accept my deepest sympathy & condolences. Bob Brown, First National Bank of Omaha co-worker and NP Dodge/Jan Anderson real estate customer.

  • Chris Hubbard Posted November 11, 2021 11:16 pm

    We are sending our thoughts and prayers for Dave and your children. Jan was an awesome and amazing person. Sarah and I will miss her as she was more than our realtor. She was family in how she treated us like family. Dave and family we have no words for comfort but know we will have you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Kim Anderson Posted November 12, 2021 12:28 am

    To my extended family. I wish you all strength and prayers during this time.

  • Daryl Daubendiek Posted November 12, 2021 5:47 am

    Prayers to the family , Jan will be forever in our memories.

  • Gayle Peterson Posted November 12, 2021 10:20 am

    I am saddened to hear the news of Jan’s passing, my sympathies to the family. God be with all of you!

  • Michael & Kayla Bowles Posted November 12, 2021 2:16 pm

    We were so very sad to hear of Jan’s passing. She was the kindest and easiest person to work with during the buying and selling of our home. Her outgoing and friendly personality made the conversation so easy! We quickly grew quite fond of her and Dave. Our deepest condolences to Dave and the family. She will truly be missed.

  • Julie R Hergert Posted November 12, 2021 2:28 pm

    I met Dave and Jan when we were Realtors at the Pacific St. office of CBSHome. Rave reviews from their satisfied clients were an inspiration and testament to the kind people they were. Once I met their beautiful daughter, who was about my son’s age, not only did I consider what could happen but “Jan had a plan!” and it worked. Zach & Kalee married a few years later–you can imagine the winks Jan and I exchanged at their wedding!. She was always smiling, always positive and always put her family first. Because of the person she was-and the love she shared the next generation of the Anderson & Hergert family will carry with them an inner peace knowing what a wonderful person their Grandma Jan was. All of our lives have been blessed to have known and loved her. May she forever live simply in the arms of God.

  • Laura Grams Posted November 12, 2021 4:08 pm

    Jan was the most delightful and helpful person, a joy to work with and talk to. We pray for Dave and their family, and feel very blessed to have known Jan. She will be dearly missed by many people.

  • Becky Goodier Posted November 12, 2021 4:20 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jan’s passing, she was an awesome lady and I hope you enjoy the memories of her

  • Christine Matrangos Posted November 12, 2021 7:00 pm

    I absolutely adored working with Jan and always loved when her name would pop up on my scheduler to photograph her real estate properties. We had so many fun conversations during those appointments and I will miss her positivity and personality as well. Prayers to her family during this difficult time.

  • Cathy A Kirch Posted November 13, 2021 7:51 am

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to Dave and the family! I loved talking to Jan about what our little paradise at The Lake could be! They say The Lake is Gods country and now if has a wonderful Angel looking over it! Until we meet again I’ll think of your smile and dreams as the stars shine on the Cabin!!

  • Kelly Buscher Posted November 13, 2021 10:26 am

    Thinking of your family at this difficult time. Jan was such a positive & fun person to be around. She will be deeply missed, I am so sorry for your sudden loss, You are all in my prayers.

  • Eva Grimes Posted November 13, 2021 5:33 pm

    I was so sorry and shocked to hear about Jan passing. Such a wonderful lady and family. Prayers to all of you.

  • Kathryn A Allen Posted November 14, 2021 9:22 am

    Your entire family has been in my thoughts and prayers this week. What a shock to learn of her passing. Someone so healthy, vibrant, energetic and a joy to be around. I loved Jan’s sense of humor, I loved how she decorated the lake frig, so creative . Always looked forward to our conversations no matter how long in between they were. She will be missed by so many. .

  • Jo Boyles Posted November 14, 2021 9:33 am

    My prayers and thouts go out to all of her Family and she will be missed.

  • Lisa Lentz (Buschelman) Posted November 14, 2021 10:54 am

    What a wonderful lady. She and Dave always had us laughing so hard we would cry. I will never forget the years of working with her and going on ‘tour’ with them on Tuesdays. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known. My thoughts are with Dave and the family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Ray Gallagher Posted November 15, 2021 9:45 am

    I was sorry to hear of Jan passing away. May the peace of our Heavenly Father be with you all.

  • Donna Kelley Posted November 15, 2021 9:20 pm

    Dear Dave and family, I am so extremely sorry to hear about Jan. She was a wonderful woman and will truly be missed.
    Thoughts and prayers to all.

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