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Janice Rose Rowland


Wed, Aug 6th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Janice Rose Rowland

Janice Rose Rowland passed away August 4, 2014 at the Seasons Hospice Home in Rochester.

Janice was born May 12, 1931 to Elmer and Minnie (Becke) Redman in Winthrop, MN. She was baptized May 16, 1931 at home and confirmed in the Lutheran Church on June 10, 1945.

Janice lived with her parents in Winthrop and Fairfax during her grade school years and when they later returned to Winthrop. She married Arlo Rowland in Winthrop, Minn. on September 24, 1947. They were blessed with three sons.

Janice & Arlo lived in the Gaylord area before moving to Kasson, MN. In 1958, Arlo started Rowland Well Co moving to Byron and in 1960 they moved family and business to Chatfield, MN.

Janice was a dedicated housewife and mother through the years and later worked in the office of the Rowland Well Co business for many years.

She was a member of St Paul Lutheran Church of Chatfield and enjoyed many leisure interests including: boating, fishing, traveling in their motorhome, bowling, snowmobiling, playing cards, exercise, an occasional trip to a casino, quilting and crafts.

Janice was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #6913 and proudly served for some time with the Honor Guard.

Janice is survived by sons, Douglas (Kimi), Steven (Nancy), and Neil all of Chatfield; seven grandchildren: Renee Bennett of Harlingen, TX; Mickey (Tonya) Rowland of Rochester; Gregory (Melinda) Rowland of St Paul; Michelle Rowland (Friend Solberg) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Scott Rowland; Adam (Trista) Rowland; Benjamin (Katie) Rowland all of Chatfield; great-grandchildren; Brandon, Brady, Briggs, Dylan, Jade, Alex, Carson, Gavin, Louis and McKenzie; brother, David Redman of Winthrop, MN; step-brother, Delmer Redetzke; step-sister, Brenda (Larry “Mac”) McCartney; sisters-in-law: Alice Redman of Kasson, MN; Elva Senske; Eunice (Alex) Gasow; Mavis (John) Siewert; Lorna Kuphal; all of Gaylord, MN; Sharon (Lance) Larson of Watertown, SD; Mary (Kenneth) Waterman of Blaine, MN; Linda (Marvin) Wallender of Manton, MI; brothers-in-law: Ardell (Mary) Rowland of Scottville, MI; Alan (Laurie) Rowland of Burnsville, MN; and former daughter-in-law, Rosie Rowland of Chatfield. She was also survived by special niece, JoLynn (Majeski) (David) Hahn of Winthrop, MN; special nephews: Joel (Lynn) Majeski of Winthrop, MN; Randy Redman of Hinckley, MN; Ricky (Beth) Redman of Hudson, WI as well as other nephews, nieces and other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arlo; parents, Elmer and Minnie Redman; step-father, Ervin Redetzke; brother, Lowell Redman; sister, Darlene and husband Harold (Joe) Majeski; parents-in-law, Merle and Maggie Rowland; sisters-in-law: Joyce (Maynard) Borchert; Marlys Rowland; Kathy (Roger) Knacke; Lois Frauendienst; brothers-in-law: Albert Kuphal and Clarence Senske.

A Memorial Service will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield with Pastor Scott Schilbe officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30-7:00 PM on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church.

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