WELCOME - A Celebration of Life service for Janice R. Rosenberg, 71, of Welcome, formerly of Fairmont, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial will follow at the Fairview Memorial Park in Fairmont.
Janice passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Lakeview Methodist Healthcare Center in Fairmont. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today, Oct. 1, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Janice Rose Laabs was born Nov. 15, 1940, in Martin County, Minn., the daughter of Harvey Otto and Lucille (Hagen) Laabs. She attended District 59 country school, Immanuel Lutheran School in Fairmont, and then graduated from the Fairmont High School in 1958. Janice was united in marriage to Harley Rosenberg on Sept. 21, 1962, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Janice and Harley lived in Sleepy Eye, Minn., from 1962-1966, Fairmont, Minn., from 1966 until moving to Fox Lake in 2002. They also enjoyed wintering in Mesa, Ariz., from 1990 to 2012. While they lived in Fairmont, Janice was a medical clerk at the Fairmont Medical Clinic until she retired in 1990.
Janice was a member of the Eagles Club Auxiliary and the Welcome American Legion Post 553 Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time at the Eagle's Club, crafts, bingo, darts, playing cards and camping.
Those who will cherish her memory include her husband, Harley Rosenberg of Welcome, Minn.; three children, Scott Rosenberg of Pensacola, Fla., Ernest Rosenberg and his wife, Michelle, of Mound, Minn., Penny Jagodzinske and special friend, Don Holtz, of Sherburn, Minn.; two grandchildren, Ashley and Blake Rosenberg of Mound, Minn.; two brothers, Harvey Laabs and his wife, Mary, Ron Laabs and his wife, Julia; two sisters, Jean Miller and her husband, Merlyn, Joan Jacobson and her husband, Mike; sisters-in-law, Arlene Johnson, Ellen Rosenberg and Kathy Wienke; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Lucille Laabs; parents-in-law, Ernest and Louise Rosenberg; infant brother; three brothers-in-law, Orlo Johnson, Mike Sokoloski and Melvin Rosenberg.
Memorials are preferred to the United Hands Hospice Program.