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First Lutheran Church
Thursday January 3rd, 2019
12:30pm - 1:30pm

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Memorial Service

Thursday January 3rd, 2019

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Janiece Gail Quam

Memorial services for Janiece G. Quam, age 80, of Albert Lea, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Chaplain Todd Walsh will officiate. A private burial will take place at a later date.  Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.


Janiece died Friday, December 28, 2018 at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community.


Janiece Gail Quam was born on July 27, 1938 in Northwood, Iowa, the daughter of Vale and Bernice (Juhl) Low.  She grew up and attended school in Emmons, Minnesota.  On July 10, 1955, Janiece was united in marriage to C. Paul Quam at Silver Lake Lutheran Church.  She retired from Thorne Crest as a nursing assistant.  Janiece was a member of Central Freeborn Lutheran Church.  She was also a member of the Elks and the Eagles.


Janiece loved being a mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, and auntie.  She was the matriarch of the family and taught all of them how to live and love. Janiece always put others before herself.  She loved her family to the fullest.  She never missed an event that involved her kids or grandkids. Janiece loved to bake for her family.  Molasses krinkles and lefse were her specialties.  She spent many Friday and Saturday nights dancing and playing cards.  She also never missed cheering on the Twins and Vikings.  She was always busy and the only time she sat down was to watch her stories.  Janiece had the best sense of humor and had a saying for everything.  She will be remembered for her kindness and spunk for life.  Her love for her family was so great and witnessed by all.


Janiece is survived by her children, Jeff (Charlotte Haukoos) Quam, Scott (Carol) Quam, Steve (Karen) Quam, Lori (Jeff) Miller, Jon Quam, Craig (Kim) Quam; grandchildren, Chad (Rochelle) Quam, Gretchen (Matt) Wangen, Wade Quam, Jenna Miller, Jesse (Sophie Miller) Quam, Sarah (Josh Adams) Quam, Devan (Lucas) Kreuscher, Erin (Brandon) Brackey, Kate (Cory Camerer) Quam, Sam Quam, and Sedona Quam; many great-grandchildren; sisters, Sandy (Joe) Becker and Cindy (Dave) Mucha; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Quam, Ginny Light, and Mary Overson.


Janiece was preceded in death by her husband, C. Paul Quam; parents, Vale and Bernice Low; parents-in-law, Orin and Carmen Quam; granddaughter, Amy Beth Quam; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

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So sorry for your loss. Scott and Carol take care. Joan and Ross Moyer

Joan Moyer Jan 13 2019 12:00 AM

Sympathy to the family. Just heard, so missed her funeral. Worked with her at Lerberg Foods in Ellendale. She was a lot of fun to be around.

janice jensen Jan 5 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to you all! May all your fondest memories be kept close in your heart to ease your sorrow.

Mitch & Vicki Evenson Jan 4 2019 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your lose I would have loved to be there but I am home sick

Brad Bolinger Jan 3 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on January 2, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jan 2 2019 12:00 AM

To Jeff and Charlotte and the entire Quam family. Please except our deepest sympathy at the loss of your loved one.

Gary & Joanne Hagen Jan 2 2019 12:00 AM

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

Al Batt Jan 2 2019 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Aunt Janiece. You will be greatly missed.

Colleen Lagomarsino Jan 1 2019 12:00 AM

A RAYS OF SUMMER SUNSHINE was ordered on January 1, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jan 1 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on December 31, 2018

In memory Dear Sister in law Janiece; Mary Lee and family, Brett and family, Tara and family, TJ and family

Expression of Sympathy Dec 31 2018 12:00 AM