Juanita “Jan” Marie Yeager

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



  • Keely Dutke Posted January 11, 2023 3:35 pm

    I loved watching Jan care for Tyler and Zoey! My heart goes out to the family. Sending prayers. ❤️

  • Jayne Hardy Posted January 11, 2023 10:41 pm

    Jan raised an amazing daughter and was such a wonderful Grandma to Tyler and Zoey. While it is hard to say goodbye, we are eternally grateful for her profound impact while she was here. May God be with you all during this difficult time. ❤️🙏🏼❤️

  • Sara Patterson Posted January 12, 2023 4:30 am

    Jan was such a special person and I’m grateful to have experienced her caring, kindness, and love of her family. Sending so much love and deeply sorry she is gone.

  • Polly Evans Posted January 12, 2023 7:34 am

    Michael and I were so sorry to learn of Jan’s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  • Doug Parker Posted January 12, 2023 8:41 am

    The Yeager family will be in our prayers. It only takes a quick moment to realize what a family this is. Their love for each other and their God will allow them to remember all the wonderful moments shared with their Jan.

  • Susan Crumley Posted January 12, 2023 9:41 am

    I had the privilege of working with Jan as her Para in the health room at Holling Heights for several years. She was a beautiful person inside and out, very dedicated, kind and caring to the children and staff. I treasure her warm friendship. My prayers go out to Jan’s family. May God surround you with his love and comfort you with peaceful memories.

  • Lynn and Julie Mead Posted January 12, 2023 10:51 am

    Jeff, we are heartbroken for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers for comfort and strength as you learn to live life in new ways. God is with you as you well know. He is your strength, your strong tower, your shelter when needed. Lean on Him when times get tough. Much love to you.

  • Sue Mollner Posted January 16, 2023 1:09 pm

    To Jeff and family: I am so sorry for your loss. From Jeff’s “old” co-worker.

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