Janice ‘Jan’ Buhmann

Janice ‘Jan’ Buhmann

TRUMAN — Janice “Jan” Buhmann passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at her home. She was 81.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday evening, Oct. 24, at Zaharia Family Funeral Home in Truman. A funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Truman, with Reverend Krista Strum officiating. Additional visitation will be one hour prior. Interment will follow in East Chain Lutheran Cemetery.

Zaharia Family Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.


Janice Loretta Stromberg was born May 22, 1938, in East Chain, Minn., to Oscar Nathaniel and Alma Theressa (Soma) Stromberg. She attended East Chain School, where she was involved in many activities.

She married Darrell Charles Buhmann on July 27, 1956, in the East Chain Lutheran Church, where she was also baptized and confirmed.

After their marriage, they moved to Blue Earth for a time. Then, in 1959, they moved to the Chicago area. Jan worked several years for Walgreens, then in the medical records department at Holy Cross Hospital. She retired Jan. 31, 2000. One year later, Darrell retired as well.

Janice and Darrell enjoyed the boating life on Lake Michigan, where they entertained family and friends for nearly 30 years. They decorated for every holiday, and some would say it was over the top. Spending time with their family throughout the seasons was their passion. Jan was an avid quilter, enjoyed playing cards and going for coffee.

In 2009, they moved to Truman, and became members of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was in the Martha Circle. Darrell and Jan continued their retirement travels on cruises with friends and other locations throughout the United States.

Jan is survived by her husband of 63 years, Darrell Buhmann of Truman; children, David Buhmann of Hammond, Ind., Robin (Charlie) Miller of Truman, Ranette (Jim) Travnik of New Lenox, Ill., Douglas (Chila) Buhmann of Key Largo, Fla., Rhonda Buhmann of Cedar Lake, Ind., and Ramona Burns of Cedar Lake, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Norwood (Janice) Stromberg, and sister, Judy (Terry) Leiding, all of Fairmont; sister-in-law, Bev (Tom) Sime of Fairmont; brothers-in-law, Elmer Buhmann of Fairmont, Elvin Buhmann of Champlin, Arlen (Marilyn) Buhmann of Fairmont, Ken (Pat) Buhmann, and Jerry (Linda) Buhmann, both of East Chain.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Alma Stromberg; father and mother-in-law, Alfred and Edith Buhmann; brother, Norman Stromberg; daughter, Roxane Engel; sons-in-law, Wayne Engel and Frank Smith; and sister-in-law, Judy Buhmann.