In loving memory of

Janet G. Mahraun
November 10, 1947 - June 25, 2019

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Janet G. Mahraun, 71, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Pioneer Park - Lone Tree, Iowa.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Brandon Nygaard and Reverend Clark Pantel will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a time of food and fellowship at the church following the committal.

Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m on Monday, July 1, 2019, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Mulford Evangelical Free Church. Online condolences:

Janet was born on November 10, 1947, in Greeneville, Tennessee, the daughter of Phillip N. and Flora E. Broyles Paxton.

She attended Mulford Evangelical Free Church and worked in the Awana Ministries for 30 years. She enjoyed sewing, ceramics, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Janet is survived by her husband, Donald of Muscatine; one son, Dan and wife, Leslie, of Everson, Washington; one daughter, Gretchen and husband, Matt, of Willow Spring, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Marnina and Elijah Krist and Benjamin Mordecai; and one brother, Ronald Paxton of Redmond, Washington.

She was preceded in death by her parents.


Ally & Nic Hendriks wrote on Jun 29, 2019:

"Don, Dan and Gretchen: Our hope and our strength are found in Christ. He will guide your footsteps. I enjoyed Jan?s love for the Lord and the joy she had as she taught the children to learn and grow in Him. Now she can rest in His arms and be free of all human sufferings and we can thank Him for how He showed mercy. Our prayers are with you. Blessings!"

Douglas Rickefs wrote on Jun 28, 2019:

"Don , Dan and Gretchen I was stunned upon seeing Jan?s passing My deepest condolences to you all she was so nice and I know she meant a lot to my mother too I plan to be at the funeral Monday to give you all hugs prayers Douglas ricklefs "

Peter and Nancy Byrnes wrote on Jun 27, 2019:

"Dear Don, Dan, Gretchen, Ron and families, Jan was a special friend. Teaching songs of honor, grace and love of Jesus, to the little children in Sunday School and in the Awana Clubs will always be a special part of my memories of her. Then there were the special times of traveling to and from Bible Study Fellowship and the discussions that ensued.. Precious moments! She will be missed and we look forward to reconnecting with her on heaven's side. May God grant you His comfort and blessings, Love, Peter and Nancy"

Shawn M Baars wrote on Jun 27, 2019:

"To the family of Janet, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember Janet from my Awana Day's and also was in band with Gretchen during High School. May the comfort of family and friends give you strength for today and the days to come. Shawn Schreurs Baars"

Steve and Marlena Maher wrote on Jun 26, 2019:

"Dear Don, Dan, Gretchen, Ron and Families, Memories of Jan are of a precious friendship working side by side with her in Awana and Sunday School. She used her gifts for the Lord. We all were blessed by her. May God give you his comfort and peace. Love, Steve and Marlena "