Janis M. Schumacher, 74, Monticello

Janis Schumacher

Janis Marie (Kocmick) Schumacher, 74, Monticello, and formerly of Dayton, died Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Visitation was Tuesday, April 9, 10-11 a.m., at St. Henry Catholic Church, 1001 East 7th Street, Monticello.  Mass of Christian Burial followed at 11 a.m. Fr. Tony VanderLoop officiated. Interment was at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery of Little Falls.
Janis was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Wagner, S.D., to John and Mary Kocmick. She was educated in a one-room school house near Dante, S.D. and graduated from Avon High School in 1956. Janis attended beauty school in Rapid City and became a skilled beautician. She was also a talented housewife and very adept at sewing, and made many clothes for her family and things for her home. Her main hobby was gardening both flowers and vegetables, and was considered a “master gardener” by many friends. In later years Jan’s hobbies also included demolition projects in and remodeling of several homes.  She was also an avid crossword puzzle solver, Scrabble and card player, and she also enjoyed volunteering at the Monticello Food Shelf. Janis will be dearly missed by all.
She is survived by her second husband of 48 years, Earl;  children, Susan Foster, Charles (Sherri) Mann, Mark, Tom, Tim (Lisa);  four grandchildren; sisters, Violet, Sylvia (Loren);  and brother Robert (Joan).
Janis was preceded in death by her parents; brother Jim;  and first husband Charles Mann.
Funeral arrangements were with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.

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