Janice E. Beecher, 73, of Granite Falls, formerly of Clarkfield, passed away at the Manor in Granite Falls on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Funeral Service were held on Tuesday, March 20, at the Lynner Funeral Home in Clarkfield, officiated by Pastor Gwen Bohlke. Interment was at Spring Creek Lutheran Cemetery, Normania Township, in Yellow Medicine County.
Janice Elaine Beecher was born May 12, 1938 near Canby, to parents Herbert and Jennie (Carlson) Beecher. Her family included four brothers: Leonard, Virgil, Floyd and Roger and three sisters: Harriet, Doris and Lorraine, (brother Arnold passed away as an infant). She attended country school near Canby. The Beecher family lived in Oshkosh Township near Canby for many years and moved south of Clarkfield in 1960. Janice lived with her parents and helped her mother in the home.
Janice was involved with Spring Creek Lutheran Church. She was always willing to help and clean in any way possible. She was faithful in helping in the kitchen for church events, bringing food and serving. She enjoyed the company of the Spring Creek ladies. Janice and brother Virgil moved to Granite Falls about 10 years ago.
Janice was a patient at Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis and following her return to Granite Falls she became a resident of the Granite Manor.
She is survived by her sister, Lorraine Appleseth, of Lino Lakes, nieces and nephews and her many friends.
Janice was preceded in death by her father, Herbert (1983), mother, Jennie (1976), and her brothers Arnold (infant), Leonard, Virgil, Floyd and Roger and sisters Harriet and Doris.
Arrangements were by Lynner Funeral Home of Clarkfield.