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Obituary for Janet Marie Stearns

Janet Marie Stearns, age 77, of Lakeville, formerly of Northfield, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, after an extended illness at her home in Lakeville. Janet was born the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Hansen) Gifford on July 30, 1942, in Lynch Nebraska. She grew up in Nebraska and moved to the Brainerd area when she was in high school. Janet was united in marriage to Marvin Stearns on August 6, 1960. They lived and raised their family in the Northfield area. Janet worked hard her whole life. Her favorites, of the different jobs she held, was working for the […]

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Janet Marie Stearns, age 77, of Lakeville, formerly of Northfield, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, after an extended illness at her home in Lakeville.

Janet was born the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Hansen) Gifford on July 30, 1942, in Lynch Nebraska. She grew up in Nebraska and moved to the Brainerd area when she was in high school. Janet was united in marriage to Marvin Stearns on August 6, 1960. They lived and raised their family in the Northfield area. Janet worked hard her whole life. Her favorites, of the different jobs she held, was working for the Northfield Police Department as a 911 Dispatcher and then teaching drivers training in Lakeville. Janet and Marvin moved to the Rosemount area in 1991. Marvin passed away in 1992.

Janet is survived by her son Marty (Cheryl) of Farmington; her daughters Joann (Wayne) Kohls of Lakeville, Janette (Tom) Clayton of Montrose, CO; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and her brothers Larry (Janet) of Brainerd, and Ray (Patience) of Cimarron, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband; her son Michael (2008); a daughter at infancy and her parents.

A Celebration of Janet’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home and Crematory. biermanfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Phyllis and Roger Maring

    So very sorry. She was a wonderful friend, we had a lot of laughs together.

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