Janice Manzey of St Peter, MN passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2023 in Plymouth, MN.
Born in Madison, MN March 25, 1939, daughter of Warren and Gertrude Hoelz. She graduated from Sherburn High School in 1957, attended Business College in Mankato and worked at the Fairmont Daily Sentinel before being married to Duane Manzey on June 14, 1959, in Dunnell, MN. Duane and Janice were blessed with four children.
Mom worked at ADC for several years before moving to Iowa where she was active in the Lioness club. Upon returning to MN in 2003 she began part-time cashiering at Econofoods/Family Fresh which she enjoyed for over 10 years. She was active at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ladies Aid, Bible Class and Altar Guild. She and Duane loved spending time with their family, and playing cards with friends.
Mom loved sports - she was an avid Minnesota Vikings, Golden Gophers and Twins fan. She was known to yell at the referee's and umpires when they made a bad call against her team!
Janice is survived by children: Alan (Monica) Manzey of Cleveland, MN; Cheryl Schow (Doug Soderberg) of Minneapolis, MN; Marci (Bruce) Norell of Norseland, MN; and Lisa (Steve) Adelmann of Bloomington, MN; seven grandchildren: Tessa (Justin) Wengert, Nina and Dustin Manzey, Tyler (Laura) Schow, Jonnica (Josh) Mayer, Cortney (Brad) Norell, and Madison (Tanner) Jaeger; six great grandchildren: Colby, Devyn, Scarlett and Brinley Wengert and Cora and Emmett Jaeger: sisters: Ruth Decker of Plymouth, MN and Grace Ann Wendland of Salem, OR. Brother-in-law: Gary (Mary Jo) Manzey; Sisters-in-law: Diane (Tom) Nelson and Pernilla (Gene) Jorgenson; along with nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Duane, and granddaughter Sarah Manzey Schow.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday November 20, 2023 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Peter, MN. Visitation will be from 9-10:15am on Monday prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at the cemetery in Sherburn following the service. The family prefers memorials be given to St Peter Lutheran School or a mission organization of their choice. To leave a condolence for the family or view the service livestream visit her obituary at www.saintpeterfuneralhome.com.
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