In memory of

Janice Imhoff, age 77, of Helena

April 17, 1942 – October 1, 2019

Janice Matilda Imhoff passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at her home surrounded by family. She was 77 years old. Janice was born on April 17, 1942 in Glendive, Montana to John and Bertha Opp. She was the youngest of 3 children. Janice grew up in Glendive and moved to Boulder in 1971 and then Helena in 1973, where she stayed for the rest of her days.

In 1957 she met Raymond Imhoff and quickly got married to him in 1958. They had three children, Tammy, Debbie, and Rod.

Janice enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, reading, playing cards, gardening, cooking, and in her younger days, bowling with Raymond. Her favorite times though, were spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Bertha Opp, her husband, Raymond Imhoff, sister, Arlene Schultz, and granddaughter Nicole Keister.

Janice is survived by her oldest sister, Delores Oswald, her children, Tammy (Stephen) Nix, Debbie (Ron) Simonds, and Rod Imhoff. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jason (Kate) Keister, Megan (Tyler) Woodham, Adam (Shea) Imhoff, Tyler Imhoff, Leslie Wiggins, Jessica (William) Heller, Christopher (Chelsea) Higgins, Crystal (Ricardo) Rodriguez, Casey (Gina) Simonds, and great grandchildren: Shelby Heller, Sierra Heller, Zane Woodham, Isaac Rodriguez, Aubrey Rodriguez, Alyssa Rodriguez, Declan Higgins, Tahles Imhoff, and Aydrien Imhoff.

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 11, 2019 at First Lutheran Church, 2231 Broadway Street in Helena. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall of the church. A burial will take place at a later date at Montana State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Harrison. Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or share a memory of Janice.


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  1. Jerome Imhoff says

    Tammy, Debbie, Rodney, and Family~
    I am so sorry for the profound loss of your mother and grandmother. I have so many fond memories of the times I spent in Helena visiting Uncle Ray and Aunt Janice. And I will never forget the time Freddie and I traveled with Mom and Janice to Banff. We had such an amazing time…so many laughs along the way. I consider myself blessed to have had such a beautiful extended family and to know the love of my favorite Aunt (and Uncle). I am deeply saddened by the passing of Janice, but I know my sorrow pales in comparison to the depth of your grief at this time. Please be assured of my prayers for all of you and for Aunt Jan. What I know for sure is that LOVE is eternal and that the veil between this world and the next is so very, very thin. May you find comfort and peace in your memories and in the knowledge that we hurt so much when someone crosses over because we have loved so well. Love and Light, Jerome & Freddie

  2. Cathy (Pullin) Kovich says

    To the Imhoff family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May the happy memories replace your sorrow in the days to come.

  3. Connie Fassler says

    Tammy, Debbie, Rod, and Family,
    My heart goes out to you all. I remember all of our visits to your house when I was younger and Aunt Jan’s infectious laugh especially when she really got going. I will always remember how she made sure she had Cheerios everytime we visited. She will be missed so much. I’m sure she’s with Dad and Uncle Ray and they’ve got one of there infamous card games going on.

  4. Casey and Diane says

    So very sorry. Prayers to all of you

  5. Ann Hennessey says

    I’m sorry for the loss of your mother.

  6. Annette Rinehart says

    Tammy, Debbie, Rod – so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I sure appreciated your Mom while I was getting my start here in Helena. She was generous and opened up her home and allowed me to stay until I could get a job and afford a place of my own. For that I have been always grateful. She treated me like a daughter and it was great since Tammy and I were best friends in 8th grade and stayed close all through high school. Moms are so important to their families and Jan was a family lady. Enjoyed her cooking of the “old” food and learning what her heritage was all about. She will be genuinely missed by all the lives she touched.

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