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Janis Rosella Northwick

April 17, 1933 — February 2, 2021

Janis Rosella Northwick, age 87 of Blue Earth, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at United Hospital District in Blue Earth.

A public visitation will be held at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth from 12-2pm on Monday, February 8, 2021. A private family memorial service will follow, at 2pm. Guests are invited to watch the service live at

Janis was born on April 17, 1933 in Kiester, to Swan and Julia (Johnson) Peterson. Janis moved to Blue Earth in 1938 when her father got a job as a deputy. She graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1951. On June 2, 1951, Janis married Eugene Northwick. She was a homemaker and worked as an office manager and receptionist for Blue Earth Dental Association, KBEW, and Shopper Enterprises.

Janis was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served the church in many capacities. She was a member of the Ladies Bowling League and served as President for a time. Janis was also a long-time member of the American Legion & VFW Auxiliary. She also served as a board member of the Blue Earth Senior Center.

Jan was a feisty woman, and she loved people. She enjoyed reading, Sunday dinners with her family, dancing with Eugene, working at the church, and was an avid sports fan. She will be missed.

Jan is survived by 2 sons and 3 daughters, Dennis (Carol) Northwick of Blue Earth, Mark (Cindy) Northwick of St. Paul, Julie (Bruce) Krosch of Blue Earth, Paula McCool of Blue Earth, and Mona Anseeuw of Blue Earth; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Janit (John) Sapa, Audrey Dawson; brother-in-law, Ted (Joyce) Northwick, Jerry Teig; and many nieces and nephews cherished by their Auntie Pete.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene in 1995, her parents, 3 sisters, 4 brothers, 4 sisters-in-law, and 5 brothers-in-law.

Guests are invited to send cards to Patton Funeral Home in care of Jan’s family.

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Monday, February 8, 2021

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service

400 E 14th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013

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