July 24, 1949 - October 16, 2021
Janet Marie (Rohloff) Thornburg, age 72, passed away peacefully at home on October 16, 2021. Born July 24, 1949 in Wichita, Kansas, she lived in Herington, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, Altoona, Iowa, Lexington, Nebraska, and Plano, Texas. She graduated from Trinity Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in 1970 and worked as a registered nurse for 45 years until retiring from Blue Cross and Blue Shield in 2015. Janet was a loving wife for 51 years, a devoted mother, and proud grandmother. She had a kind heart and was a friend to many. She took great pride in helping others and loved working as a nurse. There is no doubt she will be deeply missed. Some cherished family memories include her time as Girl Scout leader, birthday cake baker, and learning to love rollercoasters at age 65. She had a love of all things Christmas including a collection of Santa Claus figures, Radko glass ornaments, and our Coca-Cola polar bear, “Guardbear,” who stood guard next to the tree and presents each year.
She is survived by her husband, Jon, her children, Tony, Kara (Rand), and Kelli (Mack), her beloved grandchildren, Shelbe, Jake, Piper, Jack, Lydia, Nathan, Claire, Owen, Henry, and Nicholas, her brothers, Roy (Marcia) and Greg (Judy) and many extended family members. Janet was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Freda Rohloff.
Services will be held at 11:00 am October 30, 2021 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1801 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075.
Memorial contributions are welcome at the Lewy Body Dementia Association.
Online: https://www.lbda.org/donate/ or mailed to, Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047
Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252