Janice Lee Wann of St. Paul, died at the age of 88 on April 13, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Russell Wann and is survived by their three children Steven (Linda), Timothy (Katie) and Jennifer (David Humphrey), six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Janice spent her early years growing up in South Dakota surrounded by extended family. World War II interrupted her childhood years but she told happy stories of feeling loved and playing with friends.
Janice's family moved to St. Paul when she was in high school. She graduated from Wilson High School in St. Paul and then attended Macalester College for a short time before marrying Russell.
Family meant the world to Janice. She loved with acts of kindness and words of encouragement. She expressed it in all the ways she knew using many talents. Janice was the proverbial “superwoman" balancing marriage, motherhood and family, home making, career and community.
Janice became a Registered Nurse and enjoyed a long career working for the hospital once called St. Luke's and now United Hospital in St. Paul. She returned to complete her studies after many years and while still working, fulfilling a dream by graduating with a BSN from the University of Minnesota in 1971. She continued to support higher education post graduation and maintained friendships with fellow nurse coworkers until the end of her days.
Janice was a lifelong learner. She worked to master whatever interested her or anything that was asked of her. Mediocre was not a word in her vocabulary. She also discovered late in life that she could draw and in her seventies completed an art correspondence program for credit, of course.
Janice and Russ attended public seminary classes together for many years in their retirement and Janice continued long after Russ passed. Both of them were dedicated to their church and to understanding Bible teachings. They lived their faith and were a team that ministered to others as a mission of giving back out the abundance given to them.
A gathering to celebrate Janice's life with family and friends will be held at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 1660 West County Road B, Roseville, MN on Sunday, June 5 starting at 2 pm with a time of remembrance at 3 pm. Private interment is scheduled for June 6 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
Janice valued education and the opportunities it gave her. She in turn gave her time and talents to her church and community. She cared for anyone when presented with a need she could fill. Please consider supporting the people of Ukraine or contribute to a charity of choice to honor Janice's legacy.
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