Janice Zuckert Obituary

Janice H. Zuckert
Janice H. Zuckert
Janice H. Zuckert

June 30, 1935 - November 8, 2013
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Janice Zuckert, 78, died in Des Moines on November 8, 2013 from pancreatic cancer. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a great friend and a business founder. She was loved by all for her special warmth, spark and lively intelligence.

Janice and Alan married in 1957 and they enjoyed 56 extraordinary years together. A lifelong resident of Des Moines, she played a leadership role in many local charities, including Tifereth Israel Synagogue, the Child Guidance Center and the Junior League.

During the early years of their marriage, she devoted her energy to raising their three children—Michael (Ellen) of Larchmont, New York, Susan Hennes (David) of Denver, and John (Alison), also of Denver.

In 1981, after their children had matured, she turned her eye for fashion into a successful business--opening the Silver Fox, a specialty women's boutique on Ingersoll Avenue. The store quickly became the hub of style, with Janice in the center of it all. The Silver Fox, still thriving after 32 years, embodies Janice's elegance and youthful flair.

Adored by her husband and children, as well as their eight grandchildren, who all called her Mom Jan; she relished their individual accomplishments and took incredible pride in each of them. Her greatest joy was sharing holidays and vacations with all of the family.

She also had a wide circle of friends--all drawn by her optimism, humor and unique ability to connect. Janice always thought of others and often reached out to help without seeking any recognition.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Drs. Louis Schneider, Tom Buroker, and Andy Nish, as well as the remarkable HCI hospice staff, for the wonderful, compassionate care they provided to Janice during the course of her illness.


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Tifereth Israel Synagogue
924 Polk Boulevard
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Sunday, November 10, 2013
11:00 AM
Jewish Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines, IA
Sunday, November 10, 2013