In Memory Of

Janice Ries Nielsen

Coon Rapids, Minnesota

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You were always a light in the dark. Thank you.

I just heard about her death from my cousin, Gladys Jensen Weeks. Both of us were her classmates at Tyler High School. She always was a smart outgoing person who evidently reached her full potential in life. My sympathy to her children and families.

I just found out about Jan's passing. I did not receive my christmas card. Jan is always so punctual with my card. So I made phone calls and heard of this news.jan and I became close since my moms passing as well as my English teacher. Sorry I let you down on my spelling.i had a daughter myself and jan gave a list of books for me to get my daughter and was told read . They pick up so much. We'll jan my daughter is in kindergarten doing first grade reading at ramsey elementary. You will be...

I didn't know Jan well, but admired her a great deal. I had the privilege of teaching with Jan at Coon Rapids Jr. High for a couple of years before she left.
What first caught my eye about her was her beautiful sense of style. She wore gorgeous clothes and carried herself like a model. But what I came to learn about her was her depth of commitment to and passion about English and kids. She was responsible for writing about 90% of the 7th grade English curriculum the...

We offer our sympathy to the family and express our grief for Jan's passing. We will always remember her as a wonderful and gracious guest at Thanksgiving dinners. Sylvia and Jim Luadtke

Dear Richard, John and all the family of Janice,
I wish I'd had the pleasure of meeting your mom. It sounds like we could have had a lot of fun proofreading and correcting spelling and grammar. (I'll have you know i just went back to add "It" to the beginning of that sentence.)The obituary is such a lovely tribute. Well done. May memories of her love, wit (which must have been abundant judging from her sons), and smartness comfort you and bring a smile whenever you need...

Richard and family...was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Know we are thinking of all of you. With warmth.
Ted, Carol, Mikki and Brett Kromy

Gonna miss you, Mom. There. A butchered English sentence with noone here to help me fix it. Love, Richard


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