She was born on January 15, 1945, in Centralia, Illinois, the daughter of George and Elsie (Heseman) Koelling. She was baptized as an infant and was confirmed later at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton, Illinois.
Janet is survived by her sister, Shirley Koelling of Centralia, Illinois. She is remembered by her twin cousins and the fun times playing together in their youth, and cousins from Missouri who came to visit her. She is also survived by relatives from the local area.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents, George and Elsie. She was also preceded in death by her close friend, Jimmy Grafton.
Janet was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and spent most of her life in Hoyleton, Illinois, attending Trinity Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran School. She graduated from Nashville Community High School and attended Centralia Junior College. Janet had lived at Fort Campbell, Kentucky for a period of time.
Janet enjoyed playing the piano for relatives, hearing such tunes as the Black Hawk Waltz, the Blue Skirt Waltz, and various hymns. She enjoyed yard work and being outdoors. She was a housekeeper and liked to ride her bike and go shopping.
As a result of the pandemic, private Graveside Memorial Services for Ms. Janet Louise Koelling were held at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery in Hoyleton, Illinois. She was cremated and laid to rest with the Reverend Nathan Wollenberg offering prayers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ms. Koelling’s honor to Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton, Illinois and will be received at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home at 134 South Elm Street in Centralia, Illinois.
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