Janice Grote

Janice L. Grote

1951 - 2018

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Obituary of Janice L. Grote

Janice Grote, 67, of Iowa City, died on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.


A gathering will be held on Wednesday, November 21, from 4 pm to 7 pm at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with a sharing of memories at 6 pm.  Memorial donations can be made in her name and sent in care of the funeral home.  To share a thought, memory or condolence please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.


Janice was born on June 15, 1951, in Muscatine, Iowa the daughter of Frank and Margaret Lee.  Most knew Janice by the nickname “Toad”, which was given to her by one of the many people that called her mom.  Not only did she raise her own five children, but their friends as well.


She was always full of life.  Janice loved nature and animals.  Most importantly, she loved her family.  Her generosity filled the hearts of many.  Her kindness and her laugh will always be remembered.


Her family includes her children, Shelly Williams (Kevin), Angie Shelfo, Paul Smith (Kristen), Chad Smith and Bill Baldwin; grandchildren, Felicia, Jorey, Braidin, Taylor, Carter, Wyatt, Avery; four great grandchildren and her brother, Gary Lee.


Janice was preceded in death by her parents.


Gathering for Family and Friends

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service
2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Sharing of memories will take place at 6 p.m.