Jan Janel Barndt
1951 - 2021

Jan Janel Barndt

Jan Janel Barndt, 69, of Billings joined her Lord and Savior in eternity at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. She was born May 15, 1951 in Poplar Bluffs, MO to William and Alice (Brooks) Henrickson. Jan spent most of her formative years in the Absarokee/Columbus MT area where she met the love of her life, Ronald 'Ron' Barndt. They were married Dec. 27, 1969 and built their lives together within the Columbus community for 46 years.

Many days, Jan would be found substituting within the Columbus school system. Jan's adoration for her students lead to lively stories during family time.

If Jan was not spending time making crafts with her kids or grandkids, she would be found gardening, creating floral arrangements, crafting, restoring unwanted items to beauty, and renovating houses into homes with her husband Ron. Some favorite memories are those we treasure of Jan sharing her passions with her children and grandchildren. Jan lived her life in J.O.Y. Jesus first always, then reaching out to others in the love of God, and finally you(her)self.

Jan's love for the Lord lead to committed service at her local church in many areas, most recently at Faith Family Church in Billings, MT. Whether working in the kitchen, teaching one of many children's classes, caring for plants, or decorating for various outreaches, Jan's servant-heart impacted the community around her.

Jan is survived by her Husband, Ron, and children Richard (Tracy), Brandon (ReNee), Neal (Laurey), Tessa Rogers (Joel), 14 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, her beloved sister Juanita, and extended family that enriched her life.

The Celebration of Life service will be Friday Feb. 19, 2021 at 11 a.m. Faith Family Church, 3608 Custer Ave Billings, MT 59102. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. in Columbus, MT.

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Published by Billings Gazette on Feb. 17, 2021.
Celebration of Life
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3608 Custer Ave, Billings, Montana
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Ron, So sorry to hear about Jan, I just now saw that she passed away. Doris
Doris Pinkerton
March 3, 2021
Just thought Jan was a brave and helpful lady. Her sister Juanita is my sis-in-law and I know she will miss her greatly. My sympathies to all her kids and their kids as well as Ron Barndt her husband
Ellen Schoemer
February 22, 2021
I will miss Jan and her spunky personality! I have so many great memories of growing up in her home and just how fun and generous she was! What a great person she was.
Much love to you guys!
Beka Strum
February 19, 2021
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Mina Morse
February 19, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I recall her laugh during times she was at CMS. The homes she renovated were made beautiful with her touch.
Lynn Conner
February 18, 2021
My sincere sympathy, live and peace to you all. Jan was one of the first people I met in 1978 when we moved to Columbus. Jan was welcoming me to a small community and introducing me to many friends. We spent many hours together for many years in church, cub & boy scouts and community events. She always had the best garden. She's home really home and safe in the arms of Jesus.
Marilyn Short (Strange)
February 18, 2021
Dear Barndt Family, When I think of Jan, I remember her sweetness, her kind heart and that bright smile that truly lit up the space around her! I pray for God´s comfort and presence to surround you all. My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you.
Robin Grinsteiner
February 17, 2021
One thing I could always count on was Jans great sense of humor and great wisdom. We shared our daughters . Jans light will shine on in her family and friends. Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers. Anny and Drew
Anny Sundell
February 17, 2021
Dear Barndt Family we give condolensces for your loss of your lovely Jan as she is now in the arms of our loving Heavenly Father & Savior. She was a beautifull very loving & kindhearted Lady!!!!!!!
Mary Anne West & Blaine West
February 17, 2021
Ron, from 2000 when I returned to Columbus until you and Jan moved away, I spoke with her more often than with you as I walked by your house. Of course, she was tending the bountiful garden. Through Jan's eyes, I saw the similarities in your family background and hers. I learned about her joys of being a wife and mother. May happy memories bring you consolation. Your classmate, Robert Hajek
Robert Hajek
February 17, 2021
Our Condolences to Jan's wonderful family. We cherish and were blessed by Jan's kindness, JOY, caring, SMILES and walking in God's love in all she did. She will be missed, but it takes only a moment to think of her and the JOY comes flooding back. Thankful for her peace in her heavenly home. Jim & Pam Steckler
Pam Steckler
February 17, 2021
We loved Jan dearly. She let God's light shine thru her all the time. She was a servant of all. We will miss her so much. But being absent from the body is to be with the Lord. We know Jan heard the words of God well done my servant. It is so comforting to know we will see her again in heaven.
Mikey&Bobbi WEMPLE
February 17, 2021