Janet Rae Zmolek, 74

Janet Rae Zmolek, 74, of Marshalltown, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017, at Grandview Heights Rehab & Healthcare in Marshalltown. No services are planned.

Janet Zmolek was born on July 24, 1943, in Toledo, Iowa, to Fred and Wanda (Wrede) Zmolek. She graduated from Garwin High School at the age of 16. Too young to enter St. Thomas Hospital’s nursing school, she worked a year as an aide. She continued to work at St. Thomas before moving to Denver, CO. Returning to Iowa, Janet was employed at IVH Sheeler Healthcare Facility receiving recognition for her excellent supervision for the effective rehabilitation program she developed and directed on her unit for her popularity with staff and residents.

Janet enjoyed traveling, art, sewing craft projects, baking pies, as well as doing home repairs. Pets were very special to her.

Janet is survived by her brother Vernon (Linda) Zmolek; sister Myrna Muench; nieces, nephews, and her dear friend Donna Goebel.

Janet is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Wanda; sister Sandra Ederhardt; brothers-in-law, Don Ederhardt and Verle Munch.

Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown is caring for Janet and her family.