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Janice M. Abrahamson, 82, of Mason City, IA, died Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Good Shepherd Health Center. Memorial services will be held at 11 AM Friday, March 23, 2018 at the St. James Lutheran Church, 1148 4th St. SE, with Pastor Jeni Bohls officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until time of service on Friday at the church.
Janice was born September 27, 1935 the daughter of Everett and Fern (Bowen) White in Mason City, Iowa. She graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1951 and went on to get her BA from Drake University.
On June 10, 1956 Jan was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart Donald Abrahamson. Jan was a dedicated 1st grade teacher for 35+ years with the majority of those at the Rockwell Elementary School. She took pride in her job, decorating her classroom and designing and crafting new and excited bulletin boards for the students. Following retirement Jan enjoyed winter vacations with Don and their partners in crime Rollie and Mary Miles. She loved working on crafts especially with her friends at St. James Lutheran Church. She was a volunteer at Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa. Jan also enjoyed walking at Southbridge Mall with her friends and following up with coffee and conversation. She adored her family and the time she spent with her grandchildren including vacations to Disney World and trips to Adventureland. There were many great times spent at Grandma Jan’s house. Jan loved watching Hawkeye sports and Viking football.
Jan took such good care of her husband Don when he was ill and devoted her life to him and her family. She was a devoted Christian and knew her death was just the beginning of her new wonderful life in heaven.
Those left to celebrate her life include her son, David (Stacey) Abrahamson; daughter, Cindy (Scott) Wickwire; four grandchildren, Lieh Anne (Brian) Eriksen, Jillian (Jay) Schulte, Derek Duffy, Sean (Katy) Duffy; five great grandchildren, Sylva, Asher, Jax and Gunnar Schulte and Leo Duffy; two brothers, Don (Novella) White, Jim (Sharon) White; sister, Lucille (Dale) Jackson; brother’s in law, Lyle (Zoe) Abrahamson, Stanley (JoAnn) Abrahamson, Richard (Jean) Abrahamson; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jan was welcomed to her new home in heaven by her husband, Don; parents, Everett and Fern White; brother in law and sister in law, Rollie and Mary Miles; sisters, Carol (Ray) Arickx, Margaret (Mike) Byington; great grandson, Jenner Jaymes Schulte.
Friday, March 23, 2018
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Friday, March 23, 2018
Starts at 11:00am (Central time)
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