Janice Ellen Voeltz, 82, of Staples, passed away April 27, 2018 at Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis.
The Celebration of Life memorial service will be held Friday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at the Thomastown Covenant Church in rural Staples, with Pastor Nathan Hillman presiding. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 3, from 6-8 p.m. at the Schuller Family Funeral Home, Verndale Chapel and at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services.
Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples.
Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Wadena.
Janice was born March 31, 1936 to L.T. and C. Edith Geiger in Nobles County. She graduated from Staples High School in 1955 and married Ivan E. Voeltz in June 1955. She was a homemaker while her children were in school. Janice later cleaned homes, clerked at the Rexall Drug and at the former Mary Rondorf home, both in Staples. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, crafting, was a 4-H leader and at church in Children and Women’s Ministries.She enjoyed visiting friends at the LHS Care Center. Janice had lived at Lakewood Pines, Staples for the past two years, where she had made many friends.
Janice is survived by her husband; one son, Mark of Minto, ND; two daughters, Julie Carlson of Minnetonka and Becky (Bruce) Fuhrman of Staples; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth (Manny) Voeltz of Staples; one brother Doug (Diane) Geiger of Eugene, OR; and many other family members.
She is preceded in death by her parents; one son, Don; one sister, Evelyn and two brothers, Lawrence and Howard.
Memorials may be directed to Thomastown Covenant Church and Smile Again Ministries.