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Lois Mary (Northfield) Jansen

June 5, 1929 — December 28, 2022

Lake City

Lois Mary Jansen (Northfield), 93, passed away on December 28, 2022 in Lake City, MN. Her last days were filled with hymns and scripture readings with family. She was born on June 5, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN. Lois grew up in Northeast Minneapolis, graduating from Edison High School.

She married Donald B. Johnson on December 6, 1951, and they had five children. The Johnson family enjoyed camping, fishing, nature, card games, music and mom’s great cooking. When Lois was not busy taking care of her family, she enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, reading poetry and playing piano. She lived life to the fullest, bringing joy and laughter with her wherever she went. Picking wild berries was a much-loved family tradition, and her homemade jams were a family favorite. Her talents and interests spanned many areas, working as a waitress (White Castle, Embers and others), cook, baker, bookkeeper and was a very early computer operator in the mid-1970’s at Bergquist Imports in Cloquet, MN.

On June 30, 1979 Lois married Roger E. Abrahamson of Cloquet. On July 2, 1997 she married Jerome August Jansen and they enjoyed their retirement years in Onamia, MN. They loved to go dancing and were active in the community. She played piano at several churches, made hats and quilts for mission projects, and graciously served at the local food shelf in Onamia. Her pride and joy was serving others, including the nursing home in Onamia where she worked into her seventies before retiring.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents Arthur Gideon and Mary Hazel (Sabin) Northfield, brothers Gilbert, Herbert, Clifford, Raymond, Wayne, sisters Esther (Ducklow), Jean (Johnson) and husband Jerome.

She is survived by sister, Clarice (Patzer); children, James (Rose), Steven (Adrienne), Karen (Rick Flynn), Nancy (Michael Dent), and Bruce (Irene). She was blessed with ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Lois will be remembered for her love of her family and for her Lord Jesus Christ.

A service of remembrance will be held at First Lutheran Church in Lake City, MN on Thursday, January 5 at 11am, with visitation at 10am. Private burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.  In memory of Lois, donations can be made to quilt ministries at Christ Community Church in Rochester, MN or Knife River Lutheran Church, Knife River, MN, where Karen and Nancy continue her commitment to blessing others with their handiwork.

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Visitation

Thursday, January 5, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

First Lutheran Church - Lake City

100 Peace Ridge, Lake City, MN 55041

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First Lutheran Church - Lake City

100 Peace Ridge, Lake City, MN 55041

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