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Janice Yvonne (Peterson) Blessum

Sep 11, 2021

Oct. 29, 1937-Aug. 29, 2021

As a result of

Alzheimer’s the long

goodbye to our beautiful

mom, grandmother,

great-grandmother and

loving wife to Roger for 64

years ended August 29,


Jan was born October

29, 1937 in Rugby ND, the

Geographical Center of

North America. After gra-

duating high school she

worked at Prudential Ins.

in Minneapolis. Later

joining her husband while

he was in the service, she

accumulated 10 years of

civil service with the US

Army and later took a job

with the Veteran’s Ad-

ministration at Fort Snel-

ling. She retired in 1994

with 31 years of service.

In 1985 she was selected a

Fort Snelling Federal Em-

ployee of the Year while

serving as Chief, Central

Transcription Section,

Administration Division.

Jan was a loving moth-

er, grandmother, and

aunt. She admitted to hav-

ing liked being called

favorite aunt by her

nephews. Although

Alzheimer’s robbed her of

her memory of us, our

memories of her will al-

ways be of her holiday

meals and unyielding

support, love and affec-

tion for her children and

grandchildren, her

landscaped flowers and

bushes at the house and

cabin, the cleanest house

ever and her wit and

laughter. She was and

will forever more be


In addition to Roger,

Jan will be greatly missed

by son, Lance; daughters,

Joni and Jennifer Blessum

(Randy) Koeppl;

grandchildren, Jordan

(Karo) Scott, Angela Scott,

Kirsten & Chase Blessum,

Taylor Koeppl,

great-grandson, Meccai

Scott; godsons, Cory John-

son and Marshall Peterson

many nieces and nephews

including special nephew,

Marlo Peterson. Jan was

preceded in death by her

parents, Aurin and Aman-

da Peterson; sister, Bever-

ly Tingstad; brothers, Ar-

den, Donny, and Roger

and granddaughter,

Amanda Blessum.

Visitation was Friday,

Sept. 10th with a Celebra-

tion of Life Service at

6pm; Gill Brothers Fun-

eral Home in Blooming-


Special thanks to the

caregivers at Friendship

Village, Bloomington;

New Perspective, Prior

Lake and the Minnesota

Veteran’s Home, Min-

neapolis. You truly are

heroes. Memorials are

preferred to the

Alzheimer’s Association



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