Joan Hilda Kjos

April 22, 1937November 11, 2018
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Joan H. Kjos, 81, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Sunday, November 11, 2018 surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Kimball with Pastor Roger Gillming officiating. Burial will be held in the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff at 2:30 p.m. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Friends can visit to view Joan’s Tribute Wall and leave condolences and stories for the family. Memorials may be given to the Kimball County Manor. The services for Jan have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

Joan (Jan) Hilda Kjos was born in Brier Hill, Pennsylvania on April 22, 1937, the daughter of Joseph and Hilda (Lucas) Hitztaler. She attended school in Pennsylvania and graduated from Maple town High School in 1955. She was married to Arvid Kjos on May 6, 1968 in Reno, Nevada. Jan was a homemaker and loved taking care of the home and her family while Arvid worked in insurance. They settled in western Nebraska and owned Kjos Insurance where Jan was secretary for the company. They moved to Kimball in 1996 and Jan worked as a waitress for many restaurants in the area. She loved spending time with her family and always made holidays and birthdays very special for her family. Jan loved any outdoor activity, including hiking in the mountains and going on motorcycle trips with Arvid, she also enjoyed home decorating and gardening. She had many fond memories of the hills and trees in Pennsylvania and growing up in a coal mining town. She was a very giving person and would help when and where needed.

Survivors include her husband Arvid Kjos of Kimball, NE; children Bruce (Diane) Krause of Woodland, CA., and Steve Kjos of Scottsbluff, NE., and 7 step children. Grandchildren Aaron Krause and Adam Krause and several grand and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Byron Krause and one sister Mary Etta Clites.


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Joan Hilda Kjos

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Terri Gentry Newton

November 22, 2018

Dear Family of Jan, I want to say I met Jan and Arvid 20 yr ago. I was a friend of their son Steve.
Jan invited me into her home in Kimbal, Nebraska. This was an evening visit. Jan and Arvid had spent this day enjoying there beautiful yard out doors. We enjoyed ice tea and visiting together.
Life on earth is wonderful and full of blessings. When we pass on we continue to be the wonderful person in Spirit. May the family continue life on earth enjoying life through Jan.
Blessed are those who believe in our Savior Jesus.

Yours Truly, Terri Gentry Newton

Lolita Meyer

November 14, 2018

Steve and Arvid,

You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Arvid & Jan walked me through my first year working in insurance, which became my career. Jan was wonderful at training me on how to do the agency books and all the paperwork. Jan was a lovely woman. God bless all of you as you mourn the loss of her presence here on earth.

Lita Meyer

Barbara Martinson

November 13, 2018

Steve and Arvid,
Marty and I are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was always so loving when she would come to the station. Such a beautiful smile. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Marty and Barbara