Janet Rae Fatka
September 1, 1951 – June 26, 2018
Janet Rae Fatka, 66, of Ankeny, Iowa entered the presence of Jesus her Savior on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Her death was due to complications following surgery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m., Friday, June 29 at Ankeny Baptist Church (2842 SW 3rd St Pl, Ankeny, IA 50023). Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 30, at Ankeny Baptist Church, with a luncheon following. Burial will follow at Sheldahl Cemetery.
She was born September 1, 1951, in Ames, Iowa to Howard and Elsie (Telfer) Fatka, the third of four children. Jan, as many knew her, received Jesus Christ as her personal Savior in January 1975, and her life was changed forever.
Before becoming physically disabled in 1997, she enjoyed a rewarding and successful nursing career. Her specialty was critical cardiac care, with Iowa heart Center.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Lewis and Elsie Faye Fatka.
She is survived by her sister, Carol (Cedric) Boettcher of Cadott, Wisconsin, brothers, Don (Barbara) Fatka of Madrid, Iowa, Ron Fatka of Polk City, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. Memorial donations may be made in Jan’s name to Ankeny Baptist Church.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Lewis and Elsie Fay Fatka.
She is survived by her sister, Carol (Cedric) Boettcher of Cadott, Wisconsin, brothers, Don (Barbara) Fatka of Madrid, Iowa, Ron Fatka of Polk City, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
- Matt Fatka, Casket Bearer
- Eric Fatka, Casket Bearer
- Bryan Fatka, Casket Bearer
- Amy Rykal, Casket Bearer
- Corey Bertini, Casket Bearer
- Aaron Bertini, Casket Bearer
- Michelle Capouch, Honorary Bearer
- Andrea Boettcher, Honorary Bearer
- Lindsey Stewart, Honorary Bearer
- Tami Bertini, Honorary Bearer
- Ankeny Baptist Church
- Visitation Friday, June 29, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 30, 2018
Janet Rae Fatka
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Lois Lundgren Stecker
July 3, 2018
Hard to think of her as gone; with all the things that she had to contend with, she had a great spirit. She had a lovely smile, always ready to compliment someone, very positive . I met Jan after her nursing career, but I know she had the compassion and knowledge to have been great at it. All that she did was first class !!
David & Debbie Strope
June 28, 2018
All our love and prayer to the Fatka family. We loved Jan dearly and were constantly encouraged by her example and ministry for Christ.
June 28, 2018
Janet, years gone by: sweet smile, piercing sense of humor, and AWESOME set shot from the top of the key. Those were great times! North Polk class of '69.
June 27, 2018
Jan was always so kind and friendly. I will miss her cheerfull greetings and concerned inquiries about my husband's health.