Janice “Jan” Kaye Mischke

Jan MischkeJanice “Jan” Kaye Mischke age 72 of Westbrook passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at her home.  Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 20 at Grace Lutheran Church in Westbrook.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.   Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Janice “Jan” Kaye Mischke was born August 8, 1942 in Willmar, Minnesota to Kenneth and Gloria (Bauchle) Jenkins.  She was baptized on November 1, 1942 in Willmar and confirmed her faith in 1955 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Worthington, Minnesota.  She attended Worthington Public School.  On October 2, 1963, Jan married Duaine Dale Mischke.  Following their marriage, the couple made their home near Westbrook, and they were blessed with four children.  Their marriage later dissolved.  Jan drove school bus for 18 years, worked as a waitress at the Elkhorn Inn, and did farm work for several local farmers.  She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she was active in the quilting group.  Jan was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Eagles and the Elks.  She enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing and quilting.  She was a very crafty person, collected apple décor, and often went “garage sale-ing” She loved horseback riding, rollerskating, and dancing.  Jan enjoyed the mountains of Colorado where she went 4-wheeling and snowmobiling.  Spending time with her grandchildren was of most importance to Jan.

Jan is survived by her children: Cynthia (Kevin) Burns of Webster, LeeLand (Jayne) Mischke of Craig, CO, Scott (Debra) Mischke of New Market, and Kevin (Cindy) of Westbrook; her parents: Kenneth and Gloria Jenkins of Worthington; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister Jerry Brewer of Craig, CO; brothers: Jim (Sandy) Jenkins of Farmington, and Jeff Jenkins of Brewster; and special friend Denny Erickson of Storden.  She is preceded in death by her grandparents.

Comments

  1. gloria doom says:

    I just wish to send my sympathies on the passing of your mom, daughter and grandma. I’ve known her for many years and my prayers go out to each of you…

  2. Mary Blaisdell says:

    Cindy: I am so sorry to hear about Jan. Jocelyn called and told me. She thought so much of her as I always have. Words cannot express the pain and sadness for you all at this time but please know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. I was blessed to have talked to all of you at Jocelyn and David’s wedding and she seemed to be having a great time. That is how I will always remember her. We do not know when and why things happen yet we do know she is at peace and without struggle. Sincerely, Mary and Jerry Blaisdell

  3. Diana and John Kroska says:

    Scott, Deb and kids
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family at this extremely sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    John and Diana Kroska

  4. Tony and Deb Bunting Family says:

    Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with all of you in your loss of Janice. May you find comfort in your many memories and from the love and support of family and friends. God Bless her memory and all of you – take care.
    Tony, Deb and Family

  5. Darlene & Jim Bloch & Family says:

    Our deepest sympathies to you in the loss of your loved one.

  6. Jan Anderson says:

    My deepest condolences go to the Mischke family at this difficult time.

  7. Tyler Osiecki Family says:

    Jan you will be sincerely missed, we hope you are resting in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May your family cherrish you in all their memories.

  8. Delayne Severson says:

    I am so very sad to hear of your loss. There are no words to describe the shock you all must be feeling. I am unable to attend the service tomorrow but know that I am praying for you to lean on God to grant you strength and grace during this difficult time. I also pray that in time healing and peace will come to all of you.

    Love,
    Delayne

  9. laura schuerman says:

    Cindy, Kevin and Family I want you to know I’m thinking of everyone today!! This is such a difficult time and I hope you can find comfort and rest. Please take care!!

    Sincerely Laura Schuerman

  10. Mike and Steph Sawyer says:

    Our heartfelt sympathies to you all. Our prayers are with you.

    Mike, Steph, Colin and Morgan Sawyer

  11. Kami Gertner Kurtenbach says:

    Just wanted you to know how sorry I am to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have many fond memories of fun with all of you. Your Mom was a hard worker, had a great sense of humor and a real flair about her. She was a real constant in our lives.
    Take care of each other and know that you are thought of – Enjoy and celebrate your memories!
    Kami & Reece

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