Print This Page

May 6, 1941 – Thursday, October 30, 2008

Service Information
Tuesday, November 5, 2008

Visitation Information

Janet R. “Jan” Halvorson, age 67, of Buffalo, Minnesota died Thursday, October 30th, 2008 at her residence.

She was born in Morris, Minnesota on May 6, 1941 the daughter of Robert & Lillian Jesness Stark.

Jan graduated from West Central School of Agriculture in Morris in 1959. She graduated from college and received a degree in Home Economics from The University of Minnesota-St. Paul Campus. Jan later also received her Master’s Degree from The University of Minnesota-St. Paul.

On June 6, 1964, Janet R. Stark and John S. Halvorson were joined in holy marriage at Bethel Lutheran Church in Hoffman, Minnesota. God blessed their marriage with three children.

She taught Home Economics for twenty years, mostly at Maple Lake High School.

Jan was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. She was a former Sunday school teacher and a member of the Hand Bell Choir.

Family was huge to Jan! Her children and grandchildren and their activities were very important to her.

Through the years, as a loving wife, mother and grandmother, “Jan kept everyone going”.

Survived by loving husband: John S. Halvorson; children: Jason (Ellen) Halvorson of Buffalo, Juhl (Marla) Halvorson of Duluth and Jolyn Halvorson of Buffalo; grandchildren: Kaitlyn; John, Samuel, Mya and Leah Halvorson; a brother: LeRoy Stark of Kensington; a sister: Phyllis (Robert) Ede of Forest Lake; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents: Robert & Lillian Stark, a step mother: Linda and by a sister-in-law: Charleen Stark.

A visitation was held on Tuesday, November 4th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A Prayer Service was held at 7:30 P.M.

A Memorial Service for Jan Halvorson was held on Wednesday, November 5th at 2:00 P.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Reverend Dr. Lyle E. Rossing officiated. Private interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church Foundation or Wright County Community Health Foundation Hospice Trust Fund or to the Donor’s Choice.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Ed Blair

    To John and the family,
    We are so saddened to learn of Jan’s death. May you be comforted and strengthened by the hope of the resurrection. Ed and Karyl Blair

  2. Jan Heyerdahl

    To Jan’s family, May God grant you peace and strength at this sad time. You are on my heart and in my prayers. Jan Heyerdahl

  3. Mary Jo Gapinski

    To Jan’s family I am sorry to hear your lost. She my home ec class in Maple Lake high school when I was 7th and 8th grade also high school too and she was great teacher. I lost my mom in april and my dad 6 years ago. God bless you and family Mary jo Gapinski

  4. Lisa Fashant-Kasper

    Dear Jason & Family,
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mom..I lost my grandmother and my mom this past March 9 days apart. I feel your pain. Trust me the days do get better. God Bless You.
    Lisa Fashant-Kasper
    Former Classmate
    BHS Class of 1986

  5. Ann Elfmann-Roberts

    I had Jan as a Teacher at Maple Lake High School. She was a good teacher in Home Ec


Submit a Guestbook Entry

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *