Janet L. Hornstein

Posted November 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm

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Aug. 16, 1929 – Nov. 20, 2012

Janet L. Hornstein, 83, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Elizabeth E. Martin Health Center in Cedar Falls. 

A funeral service was held for Janet on Monday, Nov. 26 in the Chapel of Memories at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Cemetery in Cedar Rapids at 10 a.m.  A family visitation was held at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25.  Visitation was also held one hour prior to the service on Monday.  Burial followed at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Janet was born Aug. 16, 1929 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph and Margaret (Baumhover) Wieland.  She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1947. 

On June 10, 1950, she was united in marriage to John D. Hornstein.  They moved to Monticello in 1957, where they raised their two sons and lived for over 50 years before moving to Cedar Falls in 2010. 

Janet had a contagious passion for life, and lived it to the fullest!  She loved spending time with family and enjoyed parties, dancing, card games, recipe collecting, her two poodles and traveling. She was especially skilled at bridge and participated in many card clubs.  Janet was very charismatic and took pleasure in sharing good times with friends and acquaintances.

Janet is survived by her husband, John; two sons, John Steven Hornstein of Cedar Falls and Scott (Joyce) Hornstein of Huxley.  Preceding Janet in death were her parents.

The family thanks the staff at Elizabeth E. Martin Health Center and Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls for their attentive care and kindness.  We also want to thank all of our many friends for being there for Janet during her life.

Memorial funds have been established in Janet’s name for:

East Central Iowa Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association, 317 7th Ave., SE, Ste. 402, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401 or Western Home Foundation, Martin Center, 5102 S. Main, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50613.