Clara M. Janson, 99, of Columbia, died April 20, 2019 at Oak Hill Care Center, Waterloo. She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Burksville, daughter of the late Peter and Catherine, nee Toenjes, Rick. She was married to the late Clarence J. Janson. They were married May 6, 1939, in Waterloo. He had passed away May 7, 1991.
Clara was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Columbia, and the Columbia Senior Citizens.
Surviving are daughters, Mary Catherine Winkler of Columbia, Joan Johnson of Columbia, and Dorothy Janson of Sebastopol, Calif.; grandchildren, Deborah (John) Graeler, Teresa (Roger) Raglin, Pamela Winkler, Staci (Marvin) Wittenauer, Shelly (Eric) Eichner, and Marcia (John) Shotz; 12 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, brother Bill (Dottie) Rick of Waterloo, sister-in-law Betty Rick of Waterloo, along with other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by sisters Edna Koch, Helen Rick, Dorothy Rick, Marion Schrader, Margaret Schnellbecker and Dolores Rick, and brothers Raymond, Herbert, and Fredrich Rick.
Visitation will be 4-7 pm April 25 at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, and 9-9:45 a.m. April 26 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 411 Palmer Road, Columbia. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am April 26 at the church, Fr. Carl Scherrer officiating.
Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Columbia.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests memorial contributions be directed to: Eugene Schorb – Immaculate Conception School Education Fund, 411 Palmer Road, Columbia, IL 62236.