JANICE B. NEETENBEEKJanice B. Neetenbeek passed away on May 31, 2013 in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Janice B. Neetenbeek passed away on May 31, 2013 in Pembroke Pines, Fla., after an extended battle with cancer.
Janice was born on May 24, 1962 in Port Arthur, Ontario to James and June Neetenbeek.
Janice attended public schools in Port Arthur before moving to Duluth, with her family, where she completed her secondary education, graduating from Duluth East in 1979.
Janice graduated from Marquette University in 1982 and the University of Minnesota, Law School in 1985. After being admitted to the bar, Janice practiced law in Duluth before becoming an attorney with what is now the Department of Homeland Security and more specifically as Chief of the OCC's Training and Knowledge Management Division for the Department's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Over the course of her career she was frequently involved in complex litigation regarding the enforcement of the immigration laws of the United States. At the time of her passing, Janice was a senior attorney with the Citizenship and Immigration Division.
Janice was a passionate sports fan, following the Miami Marlins and the Florida State Seminoles in particular. Her true passion was tennis, often staying up until all hours of the night watching various tournaments.
Janice was predeceased by her father James, in 2012.
She is survived by her son James; her mother June; brother Eric and his wife Ann and their daughter Louisa; brother Clark; her loyal Dachshund, Gretchen along with her aunt, Elaine Hygaard, uncle Richard Hygaard and wife Darleen, aunt Jean Hardiman and many cousins.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Hollywood, Fla. Memorials are preferred to the Masonic Cancer Center Fund, 11501 Masonic Home Dr., Bloomington, MN 55437.
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