Janet Erdine Hinds was born on Aug. 25, 1927 in Wakefield, Nebraska, to Otto and Clara Nelson. She passed away peacefully just one day before her 90th birthday on Aug. 24, 2017.
Janet married James A. Hinds, and they had five children, Jill Hinds (Ray Paddock), Jerry Hinds (Eileen), Jim Hinds (Jan), Jeanne Hinds and Joni Zupin (John); 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She also had a sister, Doris Johnson and family in Nebraska.
Janet's family always looked forward to her monthly letters and her annual Christmas poem. Many have enjoyed her Swedish meatballs and rice pudding.
She was kind and giving to her family and friends and was active in her church. She loved doing crosswords, watching the birds and boats on Silver Lake, bowling, collecting rocks and travel with family.
Janet was preceded in death by her daughter, Jill L. Hinds; and former husband, James A Hinds.
To honor Janet please plant flowers in her memory or put out a birdhouse or feeder and say a little prayer of gratitude because you knew and loved this amazing woman. A small family gathering will be planned at a later date.
Published on August 31, 2017