JAN MARIE STELMANJan Marie Stelman of Saginaw, Minn. went home to the loving arms of Jesus on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, after an eight year battle with cancer.
Jan Marie Stelman of Saginaw, Minn., went home to the loving arms of Jesus on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, after an eight year battle with cancer.
Jan was born Sept. 24, 1959 to John (El) and Ruby Sarazen.
She graduated from Duluth East High School in 1977 and attended the College of St Scholastica.
She married the love of her life Jim on Aug. 11, 1979.
Together they adopted eight children who were the loves of their lives. They also took in many foster children.
Jan was an Advocate for Children with Disabilities and enjoyed gardening, animals, reading, playing Scrabble and garage sales. She home schooled her children for many years.
She also enjoyed visiting with her many friends. Aire Lake holds many special memories.
She is preceded in death by her father John; son Daryl and her in-laws Ed and Eileene Stelman and brother and sister-in-law Tom and Cathy Stelman.
She is survived by her husband and best friend of 36 years Jim; her children Dustin (Katy), Rob, Tina, Morgan, Ryan, Serenity and Adam; her mother Ruby; brother Kevin; and nieces Lessley Pryor, Nicole (Nic) Veech, Jennifer, Rebecca and Abi Stelman and nephew Joe (Nikki) Leone. brothers-in-law Bill, Frank (Amy) Stelman and sisters- in-law Cat (Joe Bemick) Stelman, Elizabeth and Tina (Steve) Farrell And the BEST FRIENDS anyone could hope for!
Her faith in the Lord was her top priority and now she is dancing with Jesus on the streets of Gold.
The family would like to thank the fabulous staff at Solvay House, for the wonderful caring and compassionate care given to Jan.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Dougherty Funeral Home. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Hermantown Community Church, 4880 Maple Grove Rd. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E 2nd St. (218) 727-3555.
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