Janice M. Goldsmith | Seward Independent


Janice Marlene Goldsmith, of Seward, was born on November 2, 1945, to Wayne and Olga (Schwarting) Teggatz in Homestead, Iowa.

She attended Williamsburg Community High School, where she graduated in 1963. She then attended Concordia Teachers College, where she earned her master’s degree in education. On June 17, 1967, Janice married Gordon Goldsmith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Iowa County, Iowa. She taught at Centennial Elementary Public School in Utica for 42 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting and gardening. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and playing with her eight grandchildren. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Seward. Janice died on June 29, 2022 in Seward, aged 76 years, 7 months and 27 days.

She is survived by her husband, Gordon Goldsmith of Seward; son, Trent (Elizabeth) Goldsmith of Lincoln; daughter, Tarrah Mueri of Seward; grandchildren, Andrew Goldsmith, Caleb Goldsmith, Timothy Goldsmith, Seth Goldsmith, Luke Goldsmith, Joseph Goldsmith, Kaden Goldsmith and Amara Mueri; brother, Ronnie Teggatz; sisters, Nancy VanDee and Kate Stockman. Janice was predeceased by her parents, Wayne and Olga Teggatz and her brother, Donald Teggatz.

A memorial service was held July 5 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Seward with interment at Greenwood Cemetery in Seward. Condolences can be left for the family online at www.volzkefuneralhome.com.


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