Janice “Jan” Solberg 80, died Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at her daughter’s home in St. Michael. She was born on January 5, 1940 and raised in Milan, MN. Jan is survived by her loving husband Richard Solberg, her children Kimberly (Gary) Johnson and Mark (Cindy) Solberg; her four grandchildren Austin, Faith, Addison Johnson and Nolan Solberg and her sister Charlotte (Char) Engel. She was preceded in death by her parents Alvin and Viola Thompson.
To know Jan was to love her sweet soul. She was always quick to give the first hug and brought warmth to every room. Her smile was contagious.
She celebrated life, even during the most difficult days during her five year battle with cancer. She was quick to convince everyone it was not her time even when the doctors said otherwise. She knew better and held on to her faith. She knew God would take care of her, one day at a time.
God blessed her with an incredible love story. She was married for 54 years to her loving husband Dick. Dick adored her and supported her from the beginning to the end. Together they had two children and later welcomed Gary and Cindy to the family. She loved Dick so much and he took such good care of her. Their love and respect for each other is admirable.
As her family grew, she loved becoming a Grandma and she was the best Grammy ever! Austin, Faith, Addison and Nolan were her world and they gave her life. She loved every second she had with them, laughing and playing.
Summers were her happy time. She loved planting flowers and making her home look so beautiful for all to enjoy. But mostly, she enjoyed spending time at the Lake with family. She loved to go fishing and has a trophy walleye to prove it! So many years of beautiful times and special memories. She treasured those trips and so did we.
Holidays and birthdays were so important to Jan. She never missed a one. She sent cards to those she was not able to see. Christmas was her favorite holiday. She loved watching the kids open gifts and we all enjoyed the traditional prime rib dinner. She made the holidays magical for all of us, especially her grandkids.
Jan found love, and did all she could to spread that love to her husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends. Her warm smile, comforting hugs and wise advice will never be forgotten. As we grieve, we will celebrate her life and all the unconditional love she gave us. We love you…until we meet again. God loves you and so do we!