Janice M. Housman

March 5, 1937August 6, 2018

Janice Marlene Housman, 81, of Moline, formerly of Pleasant Valley, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, August 6, 2018.

Janice was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa on March 5, 1937, daughter of Freida and Edward Schumacher. She married Tony Cole in 1956. He passed away in 1973. She later married Pastor Richard Housman in 1974. Janice had many fine accomplishments, which are known to her family and friends. She supported her husband in his ministry and their antique business in Pleasant Valley. She loved God, her family, her friends, her church, music, entertaining and life.

Survivors include her husband, Richard; children Julie (Reed) Sommers , Michael (Janet) Cole , Christopher (Carolyn) Cole; seven grandchildren and three great –grandchildren; a sister Cleo (Robert) Stover; several nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and her first husband. Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church in Moline. Weerts Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday August 9, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, 1230 5th Avenue, Moline with Pastor Dan Witkowski officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 until time of service at the church. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the Genesis Hospice team of caregivers.


  • First Lutheran Church


  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 9, 2018

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John Higgins

August 10, 2018

We've missed seeing Jan and Dick at the antique shows! We want to let Dick know we are sorry to hear the news about Jan and tell him that we are thinking about him and the family at this time.

Lois Britt

August 9, 2018

I want Richard and the family to know how sorry I am. Jan was a lovely lady and I enjoyed our interest in antiques💞

Stephen Retz

August 8, 2018

Although I did not know Jan well, when my mother passed away in December of 2007, she and her husband Dick opened their home and their hearts to my family as we stayed with them for a week. I remember that Christmas dinner with all the trimmings after a long day's drive to join them, and the next several days of great kindness at a difficult time. The love and support she shared with us surely was the Holy Spirit at work.