WATERLOO — Jane Frances Jensen McGlade-Warsaw, 83, formerly of Waterloo, died Thursday, Feb. 1, in Raleigh, N.C., of Parkinson’s disease.
She was born Aug. 10, 1934, in Waterloo to August and Margaret Jensen. She married Richard McGlade and later married Edward Warsaw.
She graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Waterloo, and then entered Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, where she earned a degree in nursing in 1954. She then earned a B.A. and a M.A. in public administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and worked first as a nurse and then the founding director of Information Systems for the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) from the 1950s through the 1970s. Jane continued her career serving as a chief information officer and as a healthcare information systems consultant through her own firm, JJW Consultants through the 1980s and 1990s. She was a member of the North Carolina League of Women Voters and parishioner and child daycare worker at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Survived by: her six children, Jacqueline, Michael, Patricia, Timothy, Stephen and James McGlade; her daughters-in-law, Carol and Abbie; and four grandchildren, Jacob, Margaret, Kylie and James.
Preceded in death by: her parents; and a brother, Jerry Lee Jensen.
Services: noon Saturday, Feb. 10, at Bryan Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, N.C.
Memorials: may be directed to the University of Nebraska Foundation for the Jane Warsaw Memorial to benefit Parkinson’s Disease Research and Education.
Condolences may be left at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com.
In 2001, only 10 days after the 9-11 tragedy in New York City, Jane and her daughter Jacqueline carried the North Carolina state banner in the inaugural Parkinson’s Unity Walk in Central Park– an event she saw as a triumph over her long struggle with the disease.