February 24, 1938 – April 24, 2021
Born in Lincoln, NE
Resided in Lincoln, NE

Janet M. Danielson

Janet M. Danielson, 83, of Lincoln, passed away on April 24, 2021. Janet was born on February 24, 1938 in Lincoln, NE to Robert B. and M. Josephine (Orr) Danielson. Janet Received her Bachelor of Music and her Master of Music from Eastman School where she was the President of Sigma Alpha Iota, the women’s music fraternity. D.M.A. courses, with major in Organ Performance from the University of Southern California. Janet was the co-winner of the student auditions for the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra along side her sister Martha. She was also the co-winner of the Windward Symphony (Oahu, Hawaii) competition of the piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninoff. Janet has taught all across the nation; University of Evansville (IN), Atlantic Christian College (Wilson, NC), Horace O’Bryant Junior High School (Key West, FL), the Kamehameha Schools (Honolulu, HI), and Union College (Lincoln). She was the concerto rehearsal pianist for the concert pianist Grant Johannesen (NYC) and for many operas, churches, orchestras, and performers. Janet was also a former musician with the Bobby Layne Orchestra and long time financial planner with Waddell & Reed.

Family members include her husband, Keith W. Heckman; daughter, Stefanie (Tim) Lemon of Bainbridge Island, WA; grandsons, Alden and Keenan Lemon; sister, Martha (Gordon) Gerstenkorn of Glen Mills, PA.

Preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of Janet’s life will be held at a later date.

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