Janet Joyce Tauer age 82, of Sleepy Eye died on July 16, 2017, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm at Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel andThursday from 7:30 am until 10 am. Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Sleepy Eye, on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:30 am. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research athttps://www.michaeljfox.org/
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Janet was born October 6, 1934 in Home Township, Brown County on the family farm. She is the daughter of William (Bill) & Anna (Hoppe) Bertrand. She attended St Mary’s Catholic School and graduated in 1953. After graduating she moved to the Twin Cities and worked at a bank until moving back to Sleepy Eye. She married the love of her life Frederick Tauer on May 12, 1956 at St Mary’s Catholic Church. Together they farmed south of Sleepy Eye in Mulligan Township. Janet was a homemaker until her youngest child attended school then she began working at Advertising Unlimited (BIC Graphic) and worked for 24 years retiring in 1998. After retirement Janet volunteered at the Nex-Tu-Nu.
In her younger days Janet enjoyed dancing, flower gardening, reading, ceramics, playing cards, embroidering, and sewing. As she aged and was no longer able to do some of these things, she took joy in watching her grandchildren grow. In her final years, her great grandchildren were the light of her life. Janet’s faith and family were most important to her. She kept her sense of humor right up until the end and was loved by all who cared for her. She was a member of St Mary’s Catholic Church and CCW.
Janet Joyce Tauer, 82, of Sleepy Eye, died peacefully July 16, 2017 surrounded by loved ones.
Janet is survived by her children, Bradley (Elizabeth) of White Bear Lake, Douglas (Rhonda) of Beaumont, TX, Kathleen Steffl of Sleepy Eye, James (Darla Charlsen) of New Ulm and Lisa (Merlin) Wahl of Sleepy Eye, 15 grandchildren, Crystal, Josh, Adam, Joey, Jake, Steph, Tyler, Cortnie, Andrew, Jessica, Charlotte, Nathan, Mikayla, Alberic, Faith, 14 great grandchildren, sisters, Bernice Schneider of White Bear Lake, Sandra (David) Runing of White Bear Lake and Sister-In-Law, Marion Bertrand of Sleepy Eye. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Robert Bertrand and brother-in-law, Jerome Schneider.