A Memorial Service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, First United Methodist Church in Winnebago. The Rev. Durene Cornell officiated. A luncheon was served at Parker Oaks Communities in Winnebago after the ceremony. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago.
She was born June 17, 1940, at Fairmont, the daughter of Russell Wheeler and Beatrice (Loft) Wheeler. She graduated from Winnebago High School in 1958. She married Vic Blomgren on Dec. 31, 1960, at her parent’s home in Winnebago. Janet was employed at Stokely Van Camp, First National Bank in Winnebago, and the Winnebago Enterprise. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Winnebago, member of the national, state and county Cattlemen’s Association, national and state Hereford Association. Mr. and Mrs. Blomgren were named Faribault County’s Farm Family of the Year in 2000.
Janet was happiest when outside baling hay with Vic, walking beans with Marie, mowing the lawn while watching her beloved Hereford calves run and play on a bright sunny day. She was trained by the Minnesota Extension Service in 1980’s as a peer listener. She continued as a great listener for the rest of her life.
She is survived by her husband, Vic, of 51 years; sister, Marsha (Richard) Enger, of Winnebago; two nephews, Todd (Angela) Enger, of Winnebago, and Mike Enger, of Fort Collins, Colo.; two great-nephews, Dayton and Logan Enger and great-niece, Madison Enger, all of Winnebago; and her sister-in-heart cousin, Barbara Jo Huisingh. She and Vic were blessed with the friendship of their family, friends and neighbors as they have remained her “kids” and they have been with her in her cancer struggle. Janet’s furry friends the cats and cows who have shared her life will miss her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; aunts; uncles; and mother-in-law.
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Janet Jo Blomgren