Janice F. Nuzum, 77, of Hooper NE

Janice F. Nuzum, age 77, of Hooper, Nebraska passed away Monday October 31, 2016 at the Hooper Care Center.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Elim Lutheran Church at Swaburg.  The Rev. Judith Johnson will officiate.  Burial will be in the Baptist Cemetery south of Uehling.  Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to the Hooper Care Center.  Online guestbook can be accessed at http://www.hooper-scribner.com.  Ludvigsen’s Hooper Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Janice was born April 25, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA. to Willis and Ruth ‘Stewart’ Wheatley. The family moved back to Nebraska when she was 3 weeks old. She was raised in several different communities until settling down in Uehling. Janice graduated from Uehling High School in 1956 and enrolled in beauty school. She married Norman Petersen in 1958 and together they had 3 children. Janice operated a beauty salon for a few years, then was a stay at home mom until the early 1970’s when she went to work at Logan View High School. Janice married Hershel Nuzum on June 13, 1980. The coupled moved to western Nebraska for a short time, returning to live in Hooper. Janice worked at the Dodge County Courthouse as a custodian then for the Fremont Public Schools as a bus aid, retiring in 2014.

Janice had many hobbies, among them was collecting dolls and making clothes for them. She also loved crafts, antiques, quilting and was very involved with genealogy.


Husband – Hershel of Hooper

Daughter – Brenda (husband Gary) Wheeler of Hooper

Sons – Bradley (wife MaryAnn) Petersen of Herman

Barry Petersen of Uehling

Step-daughters – Cindy (husband Delwin) Gustafson of Waukee, IA.

Vicky Nuzum of Houston, TX.

Step-son – Rodney (wife Monique) Nuzum of Vancouver, WA.

Many grand and great grandchildren

Sister – Mona (husband Lyle) Thielfoldt of Mission, TX.

Brothers – Willis C. (wife Jean) Wheatley of Apache Junction, AZ.

Joe (wife Debbie) Wheatley of Allyn, WA.

Janice was preceded in death by a sister Betty Strand and brother Leo Wheatley.

Janice Nuzum

Janice Nuzum

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