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1939 Sherwood Way
San Angelo, TX 76901
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Frieda Janca

Frieda Leona Janca (Sturm)

Saturday, December 29th, 1923 - Friday, January 25th, 2019
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On Friday, January 25th, 2019, the Lord opened His arms and welcomed his daughter, Frieda Leona Sturm Janca, 95, of Kerrville, Texas formally of Grape Creek, Texas.

Visitation will be all day Monday, January 28, 2019 at the funeral home with a Rosary to be held at 6 p.m. A celebration of her life, with a mass of Resurrection, will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rowena, Texas. Burial will immediately follow in Rowena Cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/ Sherwood Way.

Frieda was born December 29, 1923, in Rowena, Texas, to Paul and Josephine Pelzel Sturm, the 10th out of 18 children. She attended Rowena schools. On December 30, 1946, Frieda married Albert Janca, Sr in Rowena, Texas. They were married for 60 years before he passed in November of 2007. Frieda was a farmer's wife and a homemaker, and she loved every minute of it. Gardening and tending her rose bushes were favorite past times of hers for many years. She loved her puzzles, word searches, and ceramics. Frieda was a talker and loved visiting with her family and friends.

Frieda was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; her parents, Paul and Josephine Sturm; great-grandsons, Christopher Janca and Samuel Janca; four brothers and eight sisters.

She is survived by her son Albert Janca, Jr; daughters, Joan (Bill) Hartung and Ruth (Thomas) Strube; grandchildren, Allen (Carmen) Janca, Kristi (Dave) Lewis, Angie (Brian) King, Kevin Janca, Heath (Melinda) Hartung, Jodi (John) Werner, Christy (Danny) Wooten, Justin (Deann) Cantrell, Jaime Cantrell, April (Jean) Blouin, Jennifer (Doug) O'Neill, Beau (Kendra) Strube, Tara (Charles) Graves, and Cody (Cherokee) Strube; 30 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Lorene Cmerek, Dorene Matthiesen, Rosa Schwertner, Julia Rohmfeld, and Patsy Rohmfeld; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frieda was a loving and devoted wife, sister, mother, grandma, great grandma, and great-great grandma who left so many memories for her family to hold onto. They are comforted in knowing that she has been reunited with the love of her life.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in the memory of Frieda to Peterson Hospice of Kerrville, Texas,

The family would like to give a special thanks to Debbie, Martha, and all the staff at Peterson Hospice for the loving care they provided Mom.

"Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

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  • Visitation

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 | 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Monday, January 28th, 2019 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Shaffer Funeral Home /Sherwood Way
    1939 Sherwood Way
    SAN ANGELO, TX 76901
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  • Mass

    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    506 Edward St.
    ROWENA, TX 76875
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    Reverend Ariel Lagunilla
  • Interment

    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Joseph Cemetery
    near St. Joseph Catholic Church
    ROWENA, TX 76875
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Posted at 06:27pm

Joe and I send our condolences to the family.. Can't be there in person but will be there in spirit and prayers. Love to you all. May God's wonderful peace that passed all understanding be upon you all. Joe and Pat Janca

Charlene Flores

Posted at 12:25pm
Mom (Julia) & I will miss Frieda very much. Mom enjoyed visiting with her & chatting about the good old days. They would talk about the farm life & compare their childhood memories. We offer our deepest condolences & sympathy to the family. May the Lord keep you in his arms during your days of mourning. Sincerely, Charlene


Posted at 07:03pm
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to your family. In times like these the Bible have proven to be of great comfort. The Bible book of John chapter 5 verses 28 and 29 holds out the hope of a resurrection for our loved ones who have past; and Joshua chapter 21 verse 45 let’s us know that God fulfills his promises. I hope that these Bible verses will bring your family some comfort. For further comfort please


Posted at 08:47pm
We will miss but always love you Grandma.

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