Janet E. Pacovsky, 79
Janet E. Pacovsky, age 79 of New Hampton, passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center.
As per family request, services for Janet will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www. conway-markhamfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Mayo Clinic – Cancer Research.
Janet Elizabeth was born on March 4, 1941, the daughter of Donald and Elizabeth (Glasner) Hoppe.
She was a 1959 graduate of New Hampton High School.
After completing her education, Janet met and married Melvin Pacovsky on Sept. 5, 1959. They welcomed their two children, Linda and Lynn.
Together, Janet and Melvin owned and operated Pine Acres Christmas Tree Farm for 60 years. Janet was proud of holding a position on the National and Iowa State Christmas Tree Growers Association.
She was also a 4H member and judge until recent years, judging at the state and local levels.
Janet also spent many years volunteering with Ducks Unlimited, and with a group of women began the Ladies Ducks Unlimited. Janet worked at JC Penney’s, Dungey’s Furniture, and most recently the Pub at the Pinicon.
She enjoyed collecting and shopping for various items.
Those left to cherished her memories are her mother, Elizabeth Hoppe of Bella Vista, Arkansas; her husband, Melvin Pacovsky of New Hampton; her children, Linda Vorwald of Durant, and Lynn Pacovsky of New Hampton; her grandchildren, Corey (Paige) Wegner of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Jason (Emily) Wegner of Grimes, Autumn Vorwald of Davenport, and Shelby Vorwald of Bend, Oregon; her great-grandchildren, Cole, Jackson, Madigan, Kellen, and Ashlyn; her siblings, Colleen Hoppe of Bella Vista, and Steven Hoppe of Texas; special friends, Bonnie Huegel and Bonnie Coffman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Hoppe; her sister, Linda Hoppe; sister-in-law, Barb; her parents-in-law, Grant and Edith Pacovsky; and brothers-in-law, Grant (Kay) Pacovsky and Bobby Foster.