Janice Stewart

Janice  Stewart

Janice A. Stewart, 73, of Forest Lake and formerly of Proctor, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, following a brief illness.
Jan was born Dec. 9, 1939 in Cloquet, the daughter of Alven and Agnes (Harms) Wedlund. She graduated from Proctor High School, Class of 1957. She was united in marriage to Thomas Stewart on July 9, 1960. They were married at Christ the King Lutheran Church.
Together, they owned and operated the Piggly Wiggly in Proctor for many years.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Proctor, where she was past president. Following retirement, they moved to Forest Lake in 2005, where she became very involved in her community and Hosanna Lutheran Church.
Jan was always willing to lend a hand wherever her talents were needed and became the go-to gal for those who knew they could count on Jan!
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas; brother, Jerry Wedlund.
She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her, including her devoted children, Bill Stewart, Sandy (Troy) Sawicki, Laurie (Tom) Bednarczyk; grandchildren, Nick (Tara), Ashley, Courtney, Toddie, Brooke, Molly; great-grandson, Jackson; sister, Lorraine (Mike) Kramer; sisters-in-law, Lynn Wedlund, Nancy (George) Stafstrom; brother-in-law, Ivan (Marcia) Stewart; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 28 at Hosanna Lutheran Church, Forest Lake. Interment was at Elim Lutheran Cemetery, Scandia.

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