Janice Polter 1948-2017
Janice K. “Jan” Polter, 68, of Topeka, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at her home.
She was born on Oct. 25, 1948, in Holton to Lawrence and Madella (Johnson) Schreiber. She grew up on a farm in Soldier and graduated from Soldier High School in 1966. She went on to attend Kansas State University.
Jan married Rob Polter on June 12, 1971, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Topeka. He survives.
Other survivors include mother, Madella Schreiber; two sons, Justin (Michelle) Polter, and Ryan (April) Polter, both of Topeka; and grandchildren, Garrett, Riley, Brooke, Aidan, Avary and Parks Polter, all of Topeka. She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Schreiber.
She worked for Santa Fe/BNSF for more than 30 years, as well as Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Jan enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and would often host events and holidays, finding joy in giving to others. She also loved her Corgis, cooking, KSU Athletics and the farm.
A funeral service was held Monday, Sept. 18 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial followed in Holton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the St. John’s Luther Hall Enhancement Fund. Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel is assisting the family. To leave a message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com