Juanita “Jan” Marie Yeager
May 12, 1951 – January 8, 2023
Juanita “Jan” Marie (Haich) Yeager was born May 12, 1951, in Dickinson, ND, the daughter of Felix and Mary (Sickler) Haich. She grew up on a farm north of Gladstone, ND, the third of ten children. She graduated from Trinity High School in Dickinson, ND. She later attended Mary College in Bismark, ND, and became a Registered Nurse in October of 1973. Jan married Jeffrey Yeager on July 31, 1980, at the Presbyterian Church of the Cross in Omaha, NE. To this union, 2 children were born: Leah and Laura. Jan spent her life serving others as a nurse and began her nursing career in the Emergency Department at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, WY.
After moving to Omaha, she worked at Midwest Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Omaha, NE. Jan finished out her nursing career as a school nurse in Millard Public Schools in Omaha, NE, from which she retired after 25 years in the district. Jan loved to volunteer and spent 10 years serving as a summer camp nurse at Camp Calvin Crest in Fremont, NE, alongside family and many dear friends. Jan loved her grandchildren deeply and was able to care for both of them during their formative years until they went to preschool. She enjoyed watching them grow and thrive in school, sports, and spiritually. In her free time, Jan enjoyed reading and taking long walks, but above all, she loved spending time with her family and many close friends. Jan was a devout Christian and leaned on her faith all the days of her life.
Jan passed away on January 8, 2023, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey; daughters, Laura Yeager, Kansas City, MO; Leah (Mike) Schmit, Omaha; grandchildren, Tyler and Zoey Schmit; sisters, Judi (Dan) Erickson, Des Moines, IA; Jane (Paul) Larson, Watford City, ND; Janel (Barney) Tomanek, Dickinson, ND; brothers, Jerome (Debbie) Haich, Gladstone, ND; Jerel Haich, Marshall, TX; Jeff (Vicky) Haich; Joel (Mickie) Haich, Jarmin Haich; all of Dickinson, ND; Jonathan (Shelly) Haich, Bailey, CO; sisters-in-law, Theresa (Lynn) Young, Andrews, TX; Cindy (Alan) Richardson, Katy, TX; brother in law, Michael (Charlotte) Norberg, Russellville, AR; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Mary Haich, husband Tommy J. Norberg, fathers-in-law James Yeager and Herman Vandiver, mothers-in-law Phyllys Yeager and Norma Vandiver, and brother-in-law Joseph Yeager.
Family will receive friends Friday, January 13th, from 5-7 p.m. at West Center Chapel.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, January 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church located at 5220 S 159th Ave., Omaha, NE 68135.
Memorials have been established at The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge – Kansas City, MO, and Camp Calvin Crest in the care of Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak-Cutler