Janice was born in Sioux City on Oct. 6, 1943 to Raymond and Ethel (Johnson) Kruse. She graduated from Aurelia High School in 1962 and after graduation attended NBT Business College in Sioux City.
She was united in marriage to Ronald Cuthrell on Nov. 25, 1964 in Marcus, and the couple lived in Cherokee for 19 years. During that period, Janice worked at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital and at other local businesses.
The family moved to Tucson, Ariz. 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 last seven years of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a great -grandson, Skylar McSpadden.
Survivors include her husband Ronald Cuthrell; her daughter, Lori (William) Young of Colorado Springs; her son, Tim Cuthrell of Pine Haven, Wyoming; three 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.
The family has established a Memorial Fund in her honor at Chase Bank. Contributions can be deposited to account 2995615768 at any Chase Bank.