Charlotte Dorothy Jans

February 18, 1927 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Charlotte Jans Obituary

Charlotte D. Jans was born on February 18, 1927, in Cairo Nebraska and adopted by Kurt and Dixie Meyer (Feary).  She graduated from Seward High School in 1944.  On March 9,1946 Charlotte was united in marriage to Marlin Woebbecke at Marysville, KS. Following Marlin’s death, she married Orval Jans on July 3, 1995, in Seward.  Charlotte passed away on February 25, 2024 in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 97. She was proceeded in death by her husband of 47 years, Marlin Woebbecke, as well as her second husband, Orval Jans; son, Kirby Woebbecke and Duke.  She is survived by daughter, Judy (Ron) Bahensky-Vogel; daughter-in-law, Linda Woebbecke; grandchildren, Emona (Rod) Orr, Brian (Sue) Woebbecke, Ashley Wellik, Jacob (Becki) Bahensky; 11 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and countless wonderful friends and neighbors.

Charlotte has had a lifetime of interesting and sometimes brave choices, including the decision to teach in a rural school at the age of 18 after just a short period of training.  Then after taking off time to be a wife, mother, and farmer she enrolled at Concordia University in 1999 to continue her love of learning.  She continued to audit classes until 2019.  During those years, many of her closest friends were college students. In 2018 students honored her friendship and mentorship by declaring her “Concordia’s Grandma”.

Charlotte was a master communicator.  She kept in contact with friends and family and created cards to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays.  She was always kind, thoughtful and inclusive.  She was a proud, interested, and loving grandparent to those in her family as well as many who were not.  She always had time and hugs to spend with young people.  She will be greatly missed.


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Gathering of Family and Friends
March 4, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
919 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

Funeral Service
March 4, 2024

11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
919 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE 68434


Greenwood Cemetery
North 2nd Street
Seward, NE 68434


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