Janice Van Dyke, 92, of Carroll and formerly of Clear Lake and Des Moines, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Carroll.
Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 5 p.m. on Friday where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m.
The casket will be moved to the church where visitation willresumeat 1 p.m. on Saturday until time of service.
There will also be a Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at St. Mary of Nazareth Parish Hall, 4600 Meredith Drive, Des Moines, Iowa, 50310.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left at the funeral home or the church for St. Anthony Pastoral Care Foundation or forscholarshipsfor students interested in language arts. Memorials being mailed may be mailed to the Sharp Funeral Home, 226 W. 8th St., Carroll, IA 51401 with a designation of either organization in Janice's name.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for Janice's family atwww.sharpfuneral.com.
Born on April 27, 1920 at Fremont, Nebraska, Janice Carolyn was the daughter of Harry Adelbert and Lillian Amelia (Hall) Shuler. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hastings College. She taught language arts and coached debate at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, and was the founding director of the "Baker's Dozen" mimes troupe.
Having lived most of her adult life in Des Moines, Janice retired with her husband to Clear Lake and Mesa, Arizona. In later years she was a resident of Swan House and then SunnybrookAssisted Livingin Carroll.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolynn and her partner, Ann Carter of Bethlehem, PA; sons, James Van Dyke and his wife, Susan of Carroll, and Robert Van Dyke and his wife, Mary Ann of Des Moines; grandsons, Matt and wife, Amy, Tony, R.J. and wife, Tessa, Christopher, and Thomas; granddaughter, Katie; and great-granddaughters, Addison, Emma, and Avery.
Janice was preceded in death by her brothers, Chester and Robert Shuler and in 1992, by her husband, of fifty years, Russ Van Dyke.