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Janis Emry

Aug. 11, 1928 – April 2, 2018

Janis Elaine (Lund) Emry, 89, of Fremont passed to her eternal home on April 2, 2018.

Janis was born on Aug. 11, 1928, to Jay and Grace (Soden) Lund in Dixon County, Nebraska. She spent her childhood on a farm near Allen. She met Milton Emry at Allen High School and they were married on May 3, 1947, at First Lutheran Church. In May of last year, Janis and Milton celebrated 70 years of marriage.

Janis was a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse before becoming a mother to six children. In 1960, Janis and Milton moved to Fremont. Later, she worked for Fremont Public Schools as a paraprofessional working with special needs children. She was a longtime member of Salem Lutheran Church, where she served for many years.

Survivors include: her husband of 70 years, Milton Emry; four sons, David (Gay) of Omaha, Ken (Shelley) of Monument, Colorado, Randy of Lincoln, and Mark of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; two daughters, Karla (Mark) Backhuus of Bennington, and Leisa (Mitch) Larson of Lincoln; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Duane (Barb) Lund of Allen, Doug (Betty) Lund of Kearney; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Janis was preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Jay, and daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Emry.

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The memorial service will be Friday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at Salem Lutheran Church (401 E. Military Ave., Fremont). Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Memorials can be directed to the family.

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