October 20, 2018
Janice May Cornelius was born May 21, 1921, in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, to John and Mary (Amundson) Cornelius. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith by Rev. S. A. Haugland at Bergen Lutheran Church in rural Clarkfield. Janice attended District #77 Country school in Lisbon Township and then attended Clarkfield High School and graduated in June of 1939. Janice and Gerald Kietzmann were united in marriage while Gerald was on leave from World War II on December 15, 1943. Janice worked as a nursing assistant at the Montevideo Hospital. In September of 1944, she moved to California and continued working as a nursing assistant. Janice also served her country by working at Consolidated Aircraft, where she did riveting work for new airplanes. Not Rosy but Janice, the Riveter! D Day was June 6, 1945, and Janice returned to Minnesota that month. Janice and Gerald made their home in Granite Falls and attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. They had two sons, Dellis Ervin and David Paul. Janice began working at the Granite Falls Municipal Hospital in 1958 as a nursing assistant. She retired in 1988 after 30 years of providing excellent patient care. In her free time, Janice enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, especially her sisters, Doris and Armenta and also her grandchildren. She enjoyed having fun, playing Bingo and card games. Janice had a great sense of humor and was fun to be around. She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and went on a trip to Norway in 1985. Janice is survived by her sons, Dellis (Mary) and David (Saralee); grandchildren, Kristopher (Cassandra), Anthony (Anne), Andrew (Lindsy), Robert and Kristina; her great grandchildren, Brodie and Brylie; her sister, Doris Morland; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Janice was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; her parents; five brothers, Chester, Ward, James, Alvin and Virgil; sister, Armenta Frichtel. Blessed be her memory.
Janice May Cornelius was born May 21, 1921, in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, to John and Mary (Amundson) Cornelius. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith by Rev. S. A. Haugland at Bergen Lutheran Church in rural Clarkfield.... View Obituary & Service Information
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