Janice Josephine Alfred, age 73, passed away at Mary Greeley Medical Center on Monday, November 4, 2019. A gathering of family and friends will be 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way Ames, Iowa.
Janice was born June 12, 1946 in Dyersville, Iowa the daughter of Leo and Loretta (Weber) Meyer. She graduated from Xavier High School and later from Iowa State University. She married Ronald Alfred on May 20, 1967. Janice started her career as an interior designer. In 1986 she and her husband purchased a floor covering store and started Alfred's Carpet and Decorating, located on Lincoln Way in Ames, Iowa.
Janice spent many hours fishing at their family farms with Ron, their children and grandchildren. Janice enjoyed Iowa State football and basketball, and keeping in touch with family and friends. She always had kind words and plenty of laughter for anyone that she spoke with. She was a wonderful and caring steward of the wildlife in her yard, and spent much time feeding and being entertained by them.
Janice is survived by her daughter, Michelle Rasmussen and her boys, Wyatt, Cameron, and Cael, her son, Jeff (Kelly) and their children Erin, Emily, and Evan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Ronald Alfred.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Online condolences may be directed to www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
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We are so very sorry to learn of Janice's passing -- such a dear, kind and special lady. My husband Jim and I first met Janice when we purchased apartment buildings in the early 80's and she helped us with our flooring needs - both at the apartments and with our home and my folks' home and our son's home -- the list goes on and on.
We valued her advice and professionalism almost as much as we valued her friendship. Heaven gained a very special angel in Janice. We will miss her, especially her laughter and sense of humor. Our deepest sympathies to the family.
Jim and Lisa Sorenson
What a beautiful lady! We didn't see her often, but we will always remember her vibrant personality and fun loving spirit.
Nanci and Clyde Meyer
Memories, there are so many.
Larry and I shared the memories of Ron and Janice dating, standing up as their best man and women for their wedding and were there for the birth of their two amazing children, Michelle and Jeff.
Larry shared the love of duck hunting with Ron, while Janice I shared a trip to Maui and many ISU football tailgates with family and friends.
This family is very near and dear to our hearts. I hope Michelle and Jeff know they will always be considered part of our family as well.
Larry and Mary Hills
Leo Meyer Family
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I had fond memories of spending time with her at sleepovers at grandma and grandpa Meyer's and in 4-H. She taught me a special song "Wooden Heart" that I learned from a 45 record and eventually sang at the fairgrounds. On my wedding day she and your dad gave Doug and I a restaurant recommendation in the Bahamas that was awesome. Please know that you Michelle and Jeff and your family have our sympathy and are in our prayers. As the oldest of Don's kids ( your mom passed on his birthday and they were 20 years apart) I am extending the love from all of my siblings to everyone.
With fond memories,
Rachele (Meyer) Rickels
Our sincere sympathy to Michelle, Jeff & their families. We didn't see her very often but loved reading her comments on FaceBook when we had family postings. May she Rest In Peace.
The Betty McLane (Janice's sister) Family
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