Memorial services will be held at Eastborough Church of the Nazarene in Colorado Springs on April 16, 2011 at 4 p.m. and a Celebration of Life service in Aurelia in late June 2011.
Janice was born in Sioux City on October 6, 1943 to Raymond and Ethel (Johnson) Kruse. She graduated from Aurelia High School in 1962, and attended NBT Business College in Sioux City.
She was united in marriage to Ronald Cuthrell on November 25, 1964 in Marcus. She lived in Cherokee for 19 years and worked at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital and other local businesses. The couple moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1985, and managed apartments near the University of Arizona campus.
In 2003, they moved to Colorado Springs to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Janice worked as an Executive Assistant for Analytic Services Inc for the past 7 years.
Survivors include her husband Ronald Cuthrell; her daughter, Lori Young (William) of Colorado Springs; her son, Tim Cuthrell of Pine Haven, Wyoming; brothers, Tom (Judy) Kruse, Don (Jean) Kruse, and Roger Kruse, all of Texas; grandchildren, Bradley Young, Michael Young, Rebekkah McSpadden, Trisha Young, Katie Cuthrell, Spencer Cuthrell, and Adam Cuthrell; great grandchildren, Tierrah and Matthew McSpadden; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a great- grandson, Skylar McSpadden.
The family has established a Memorial Fund in her honor at Chase Bank. Contributions can be deposited to account 2995615768 at any Chase Bank.