Born: January 19, 1926
Died: January 10, 2013
Janice Mae Steen (86) was welcomed into this world on January 19, 1926 by
her parents William (Thorne) and Alma S. Grimmer and her brothers Edward and
Robert and sister Laurine. On January 10, 2013 they all welcomed her into
Heaven. On August 2, 1947 she married the love of her life, Donald J.
Steen, who has been awaiting her arrival in heaven since April 30, 2005.
Janice graduated from North Central High School in 1944. She worked for
Burgan's Furniture store and then for her Dad at Grimmer Transfer, where she
got re-acquainted with Don. After taking a break to have children, she went
back to work as a bookkeeper for Larry Stanley at Empire Bolt & Screw, until
Janice sang in the choir at Messiah Lutheran Church and facilitated the
decorations and food setup for various receptions. She was a member of ABWA
for many years, and active with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. She and
Don enjoyed travelling, camping, boating, hole-e-board and bowling for many
years with family and friends. Janice brought smiles to all with her sponge
cakes, practical jokes and terrific sense of humor.
Don and Janice welcomed 4 children into this world. The oldest, Daniel, has
been waiting for them to join him since he was 3 days old. Then came Julie,
Gary and Carol. Julie lives in Fairbanks, Alaska with her husband, Ken
Converse and their 4 sons, Jeremy, Jason & Carla and their son Noah;
Jonathan & Amity and their daughters, Gracie, Kaelee & Abigail; and Joshua.
Gary lives in Colbert with his wife, Vicki. Carol lives in Highland's Ranch,
Colorado with her husband, Dave Rowe and daughter, Kelly & Jason and their
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 19 at 11:00 am at Heritage