Janie Simpson Tietz

Profile Updated: April 6, 2017
Janie Simpson
Janie Simpson


Janie Simpson


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Creal Springs, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Stephen, retired
Occupation: RN, retired
Children: Julie, born 1966, Systems analyst with Patterson Industries

This year 2 new babies have joined More…out family. In March Julie and Eric became foster parents of Davey, an 11 mo. old. And In July, Davey's little newborn sister Alivia prematurely came to them. I have been dividing my time between work and doing "night-nanny" duty for 6 wks. now. Surprisingly, I fine I really like it. Who would have thought it?

Retirement was wonderful until Christmas day last year. Steve, my husband became I'll and come to find out was no so much a respiratory problem as cardiovascular. Open heart on Jan. 2 AND THEN a slow decline until his death on Feb. 27. So now I Am trying to find my footing and start a life on my own. Funny, 70 and starting over.

Happily semi-retired (from Nursing Administration and now do part time Med/Surg nursing and trouble shooting.) in Southern Illinois. Husband Steve (retired Community College Vice President, ex-English Dept. Chairman, daughter Julia, Systems Analyst at Patterson Industries, son in-law Eric, a high school math teacher and 2 cats.

Semi retirement allows me to keep my hand in nursing and yet have time to enjoy our little 15 acre wilderness in no man's land.

Aside from Night-Nanny, I still work part time as an RN on the Med/Surg floor. Yes the kids on 7PM to 7AM kept recruiting me until I finally agreed to change shifts. Since I am more of a night person anyway, this was an easy change. It also means I only have to work 3 shifts in a 2 wk. period without losing money. I'm all for that. It leaves me more time to play Grandma and do my thing at home. This month Steve and I are going to take a 14 day train tour of the northwest and pacific states with stop-overs in Seattle and Sacramento. I plan to take a lot of books for the train and comfortable shoes for sightseeing.

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Aug 14, 2018 at 9:43 AM
Aug 14, 2018 at 9:40 AM

Happy birthday Kris.

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Posted on: Aug 14, 2018 at 9:39 AM

Happy birthday Barb.

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Aug 09, 2018 at 3:33 PM

 My sincerest condolences to Alan's wife and family.  We have lost another wonderful husband,father and friend.  Most will remember the man.  But I will remember the Alan I grew up with and watched grow from a boy of 6 to a fine young man of 19.  

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Jun 30, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Posted on: Jun 29, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Susie, it was just fabulous to talk to you and catch up. I haven'the become rich and famous, didn't cure cancer, don'the live on a lake or have a boat or plane. But certainly have had a full and active life. More important, I have had fun and love with Steve and Julie along the way. And somehow managed to grow gray hair.

Apr 15, 2018 at 11:35 PM

A bit early, but birthday wishes to you Arlene. Hope you have a great one with family all aroundyou.

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Apr 09, 2018 at 8:01 PM
Mar 12, 2018 at 11:51 PM

Happy Birthday Dave, and hope there are many more!

Feb 18, 2018 at 3:33 AM
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Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 at 7:52 PM

Thank you all. February is probably my least favorite month in the year , It's cold, dreary, and bleak. And southern Illinois does not even have snow to brighten things up. But none of those things are necessary for a good birthday. So thank you again.

Jan 09, 2018 at 8:57 PM

Happy birthday Rich. These are the golden days they tell me. Hope you are well and enjoying life.

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Posted on: Aug 14, 2017 at 7:18 AM

Happy Birthday Kurt

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Posted on: Aug 14, 2017 at 7:15 AM

Happy Birthday Barb

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Apr 19, 2017 at 12:03 AM

Hey Barb, I was sitting here trying to make sense of my day and trying to make a To Do list for tomorrow and you popped into my mind. Hope your days are calmer and not to hectic. Our lives certainly change with the passing of our husband's. I lost Steve in Feb. And have been blessed with good and supportive friends and family. I hope it has been the same for you. Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you.

Apr 16, 2017 at 9:18 PM

Happy birthday a few days early Arleen.

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