- Published: 01 October 2014
Janet Elaine (Blecha) Wilson, 72, of Humboldt, Nebraska was born on July 21, 1942 in Humboldt, Nebraska to Emil and Irene (Holechek) Blecha. She was raised on a farm near Humboldt and attended Lynchburg country school through the 6th grade. Janet graduated from Humboldt High School with the class of 1959. She continued her education by graduating from Personnel Training School in Omaha, Nebraska where she obtained a job at Mutual of Omaha. On November 6, 1960, Janet was united in marriage to James A. Wilhelm at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt. To this union two sons, Jeff and John, were born. Janet worked the switchboard at O.A. Cooper Company until her sons were born and going to school. Community Memorial Hospital in Humboldt called and asked if she would work one day a week and thus began the foundation of her medical career. In 1980, Janet moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to begin a new life venture. She began working for a young physician who just started his medical practice. Janet was instrumental in laying the ground work to build two medical facilities housing specialty physicians as well as a birthing center and primary care. After many hours of studying, she became Administrator of their five medical clinics and served that position for 20 years. Janet then worked the next ten years at a Quick Care/Primary Care Clinic until retiring and moving back to her hometown of Humboldt. While in Humboldt, she enjoyed watching her remaining younger grandchildren grow up and take part in their many activities, having already followed her grandson Christian through his school days. Janet’s love was her grandchildren and family, being very proud of all their accomplishments. She was proud to be a part of the Wilhem family and continued to consider them family as she remained a part of family get-togethers with all the nieces and nephews still calling her Aunt Janet. God was an important part of her everyday living. Janet was a member of the United Methodist Church attending church services regularly and had served as a Sunday school teacher. Janet passed away at the Colonial Acres Nursing Home in Humboldt on Monday, September 22, 2014, having reached the age of 72 years, two months, and one day. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Jeff Wilhelm, and a brother Paul Blecha. Janet is survived by her son John Wilhelm and his wife Julie of Humboldt; grandchildren: Christian Wilhelm of Boulder, Colo.; Justin Judge of Lincoln, Neb.; Jamie Wilhelm of Humboldt; Jacob Wilhelm of Humboldt; daughter-in-law Carol Wilhelm and her husband Scott of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister-in-law Susie Blecha of rural Humboldt; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends Memorial services were held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt, with Pastors Jaclyn Hoy and Dean Joy officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Richardson County Cancer Fund. Online messages of condolence can be left at www.wherrymortuary.com Arrangements were entrusted to Wherry Mortuary-Humboldt (402) 862-2915.