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Janet Darlene (Seltun) Rainey

January 6, 1942 ~ October 3, 2018 (age 76)

Memorial services for Janet D. Rainey, age 76, of Wells, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Kiester.  Pastor Kris Ferkin will officiate. Interment will be at Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at


Janet died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Parkview Care Center in Wells.


Janet Darlene Rainey was born on January 6, 1942 in Albert Lea, the daughter of Orlando and Marjorie (Martens) Seltun.  She graduated from Kiester High School in 1960.  Janet raised her four children in Kiester and worked as a press operator for 33 years at Fleet Guard/Cummings Engine.  She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Kiester.  Janet enjoyed photography, art, gambling, and collecting jewelry and music.  She loved to browse the internet, particularly shopping on eBay and playing computer games.  Family was very important to Janet.


Janet is survived by her children, Lowell Rainey of Britt, IA, Paula (Greg) Carroll of Kiester, Elizabeth Rainey (significant other, Mark Kuhn) of Crystal Lake, IA, and Mr. & Mrs. Lee Rainey of Salt Lake City, UT; grandchildren, Christopher Hamson of Kiester, Joanna Carroll of Easton, MN, Jordan Houg (significant other, Katlin Cordes) of New Ulm, MN, and Mitchell Rainey of Ames, IA; great-grandsons, Carter Hamson and Emmett Hamson, both of Kiester; aunt, Pat Martens of Roland, IA.


Janet was preceded in death by her parents; uncles, Doc Seltun, Marvin Seltun, Earl Seltun, Stanley Seltun, and Lars Martens; former husband, Lowell Rainey, Sr.; and aunt, Ardis Seltun.


Janet’s family would like to thank everyone for coming to celebrate her life and expressed their sympathies during this difficult time.


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