Janice Katherine Swanson, age 68 of Beldenville, WI, passed away June 6, 2018 suddenly in an ATV accident at her home. Janice was born March 31, 1950 in Red Wing, MN, the daughter of Clarence and Ione (Kloke) Krie. She graduated from Red Wing High School, the Class of 1968. She was united in marriage to Dennis Swanson on January 16, 1971 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Red Wing, MN. The family farm in Beldenville was purchased in 1977. Their marriage was blessed with four loving children. Janice stayed home with her children, caring for them until they were school age. It was at that time when she began her career at Farm Credit/ Ag Star for 22 years, until her retirement in 2016. Janice currently served as the Clerk for the Town of Martell, with 20 + years of service to her community. She was a devoted member of Our Saviors and English Lutheran Church.
Most important to Janice was her family. She had an incredible way of making those around her feel so special and loved. An amazing wife, mother, and grandmother, who poured her heart into everything she did for others. She loved cooking meals for her family, canning from her garden harvest, baking, playing cards and games, making wine, and hosting holiday gatherings. Janice appreciated being outdoors in the sunshine, working in her flower and vegetable gardens, and tending to the needs of a working family farm. Sharing 47 years together, Janice and Dennis enjoyed their time motorcycling, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, camping, and music festivals. Janice was a hard worker, filling her days during her recent retirement but always, making time for those she loved.
Janice will remain in the hearts of her loving husband, Dennis; son, Michael (Nataliia); daughters, Missy (Thad) Swanson-Albert, Sara (Luke) Wagner, and Heather (Dan) Sitz; grandchildren, Derrick (fiancé, Britney), Brittany, and Masha; siblings: Jerry (Carol) Krie, Jane Swanson, Jim (Sharon) Krie, and John (Sheila) Krie; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.
A Visitation will be held 4-8 PM Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at English Lutheran Church, 229 W. Main St., Ellsworth. A Memorial Service honoring Janice’s Life will take place 2 PM Thursday, June 14, 2018 at English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.