Janice A. (Eilts) Rosenquist
May 25, 1938 – August 16, 2021
Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Lois Eilts; husband, Robert Rosenquist. Survived by daughter, Jill Perkins (John); son, Mark Rosenquist; grandchildren, Alex and Andre Perkins; brother, Dean Eilts (Virginia).
FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, August 20th at 11am at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S. 96th Street. Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to The Lutheran Hour Ministries.
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Age 83. Jan Rosenquist grew up on the family farm near Wiota, Iowa. After graduating from high school in 1956, she attended Northwest Missouri State College where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.
For a few years, Jan was a teacher at Saratoga and Fontenelle Elementary Schools in Omaha.
In 1968, she graduated from the University of Denver with a Master’s Degree in Library Science. Jan was the librarian at Burke High School and Swanson Public Library in Omaha.
On Thanksgiving Day, 1968, Jan married Robert Rosenquist. The family grew with the addition of Jill, born 1972, and Mark, born 1973. Over the next several years, she was immersed in the joys and trials of parenthood.
When Jan’s children grew older, she went back to work, first as a church secretary and later as a preschool teacher. Over the years, she was very active in church activities.
She enjoyed reading, playing bridge and other games, traveling, which she did much of in her younger years. Her life revolved around her faith, family, and friends.
Preceded in death by parents, Paul and Lois Eilts; husband, Robert Rosenquist. Survived by daughter, Jill Perkins (John); son, Mark Rosenquist; grandchildren, Alex and Andre Perkins; brother, Dean Eilts (Virginia); uncle, Ron Smith (Alice); numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Our sincere sympathy at the passing of your Mother. We knew and worshipped with Jan at Peace Lutheran and later at Beautiful Savior.
I’m very sorry to hear this. My sympathies to your family.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs from Colorado.
Dear Jill and family I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We were friends when I was at Jefferson, she was always a kind lady.
My heart goes out to Jill and Mark and family. Your mom was a beautiful soul. I will cherish my memories of her. Hugs to you All. Love Mel
I never met Jan, but I know her daughter, Jill well and she is a gem. Jan did a wonderful job raising a loving, faithful, hard-working, loyal and fun daughter who loved her mother very much. Jill has spoken often of her mother’s many teachings, most especially her knowledge of plants and nature. We are so sorry to see Jan pass, as we know she will be sorely missed. Prayers for healing to Jill, Mark and the entire family at this time of loss.
Jill, mark,John alex,andre..I am so sadden to read obituary. Ken was a wonderful friend. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Jan & Dee attended Wiota School together & one year at Northwest Missouri State. We both grew up attending First Lutheran Church. In Omaha we attended LWML events together. Our sympathy.
I am so sorry to hear about Jan’s passing. Our parents were friends for decades…she will be missed.