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Janice Marie Wallin

June 19, 1966 — April 16, 2016

Funeral services for Janice M. Wallin, age 49, of Glenville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Glenville.  Rev. Dennis Hudson will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Janice Marie (Sawin) Wallin was born June 19, 1966 to Neil and Dona Sawin of rural Northwood, Iowa.  She attended school at Northwood-Kensett where she graduated in 1984.  She went on to study at Hamilton Business College, Mason City, Iowa.  On November 17, 1990, she was united in marriage to Thomas Erling Wallin of rural Northwood at First Lutheran Church in Glenville, Minnesota.  In January 1992 she gave birth to son, Joshua Thomas.  In August 1993 she gave birth to daughter, Tami Janice.

They farmed and raised livestock near Gordonsville, Minnesota.  Janice enjoyed working at home and for others including Northwood Lutheran Retirement Home, Hallmark, Herbergers, Home Federal, and Low’s Auction Co.  She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Glenville.  Janice was very proud of her family and loved spending time with them and friends.  She also loved playing games, pool, snowmobiling, dancing, and going to concerts.  She always had a smile and a positive attitude that could easily bring smiles from all who were blessed to spend time with her.  

After a brief stay at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, she left us to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 16, 2016.  Janice was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, and twin brothers, Alvin and Kevin.  Janice leaves behind husband Thomas of 25 years, son Joshua, daughter Tami, sister Ledene (Harold) Kamrath, brothers Leroy (Cheryl) James, Roger Sawin, Daryl (Mary) Sawin, and Bruce Sawin, mother and father-in-law Dale and Irma Wallin, sister-in-law Melanie (Doyle) Anderson, brother-in-law Kyle (Janet) Wallin, uncle Melvin (Michele) James, and many nieces and nephews.

“She made life fun!”  We miss her greatly and hope to carry on her legacy.
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