Janice F. Nelson, age 86 of Litchfield, MN, died on Monday February 1, 2021 at the Lakeside Generations Nursing Home in Dassel, MN. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday February 6, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, MN. A walk through visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Friday at Johnson Hagglund Funeral and Cremation Service in Litchfield, MN and will continue one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be held in Ripley Cemetery, Litchfield, MN. The funeral Mass will be live-streamed starting at 2:00 PM and can be found on her obituary page at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral and Cremation Service.
Janice Fern Nelson, the daughter of Rueben and Fern (Eastman) Peterson was born on April 14, 1934 in Martin County, Iowa. She grew up and received her education in Ringsted, Iowa, graduating from Ringsted High School in 1952. She was united in marriage to Allan Nelson on June 29, 1952 in Ringsted, Iowa. Janice was a bank book keeper for many years and moved to Litchfield in 1956. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, where she served on several committees. Janice loved being surrounded by people; and was the ultimate caregiver for her family and friends. She had a beautiful alto singing voice, loved to read scripture and was a prayer warrior. She enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking, growing flowers and attending her grandkids sporting events.
Janice is survived by her children Brent (and Kim) Nelson of Litchfield, Brad Nelson of Litchfield and Blake (and Kris) Nelson of Eden Prairie; grandchildren Michaella, Paige, Meghan, Sam, and Joey; great granddaughter Dior Louise; sisters-in-law Lois Nelson and Mae Brynteson; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Allan; parents Rueben and Fern; brother Dr. Richard Peterson; and brothers-in-law Lloyal, Randly and Burton; and sister-in-law Marcella (Del) Anderson.