Janice Poverud

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Janice (Reuss) Poverud

June 23, 1938 • December 23, 2018

A Celebration of the life of Janice (Reuss) Poverud will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at  the Word Fellowship Church, 132 W Sorenson, Appleton, Minnesota.

Janice Jane Reuss was born June 23, 1938 in Holloway, Minnesota to Lester and Lucille Reuss.  She graduated from high school in Holloway. She married Vernon Poverud July 14, 1956. They made their home several places in Minnesota and North Dakota before retiring in Fairmount, ND. While living in Danvers, Janice worked as a cook at the elementary school where her children attended. Janice and Vern moved the family to  Sauk Centre, where she worked at the  Minnesota Home School.

In 1974, the family crossed the border to Christine, ND. It was there that she opened and ran her own café for several years.  After closing the cafe, Janice and Vern moved to Wahpeton, ND where  Janice served as a dietary supervisor at the nursing home. They were there until they purchased their final home together and retired in Fairmount, ND. Her love for God and music was evident in ‘The Gospel Lights’ ministry she started with her husband and some friends. They shared their faith and God’s love through music to area nursing homes for years. Those years were some of the proudest and happiest times of her life, and many, many lives were touched by their visits.  Vernon passed away in March 2012.  In 2017, Janice moved to White Bluff, TN  with her daughter, Kathy. There she spent her days enjoying family visits and surrounded by grandchildren until she died with a song in her heart and family by her side, December 23, 2018.

Janice is survived by her four children:  Keith Poverud, Benson; Kathryn (Kenneth) Strandberg, White Bluff, TN; Kenneth (Tensia) Poverud, San Antonio, TX; Carol (Ron) Krump, Kent; her mother, Lucille Reuss, Benson; brothers: Robert Reuss, Don Reuss; sisters: Sharon Montoya, Shirley Foster, Karen Hester, Bonnie Piña, JoAnn Isais, and Linda Wall; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Janice was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Poverud; her father, Lester Reuss, her sisters: Lois, Jean, Carol Reuss; brother Jerry Reuss, and great-grandson, William Wells.

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