Janice Ruth Main, a devoted mother, homemaker, teacher, and worshiper of Christ, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2023.
She was born on December 16, 1936, in Dassel, Minnesota, to Clarence and Goldie Nordstrom, who instilled in her a strong faith and a love for family. She was the middle of five siblings who grew up working and playing on the farm. Janice graduated from Dassel High School and North Park College in Chicago, Illinois, where she earned her Associate of Arts Degree. She later completed her B.A. in Home Economics from Illinois State University while raising her three daughters (Annette, Sarah, and Shari) with her beloved husband Delwyn, whom she met in California in 1955 and married in 1958.
Janice loved homemaking and served her family with joy and grace. She also taught first grade at Hawthorne Christian School for three years, served as a substitute teacher later, and was a regular Sunday school teacher, touching the lives of many children. She also enjoyed singing in the church choir, crocheting blankets for her loved ones, gardening, cooking and baking, and spending time with her family and friends. She was a faithful member of Sun Lakes Community Church. She leaves behind a family legacy of Christ-followers who will miss her dearly but rejoice in her eternal home.
Janice is survived by her husband of 65 years, Delwyn; children Annette Walker (Douglas) of New Brighton, MN; Sarah Hickman (Daniel) of Midland, MI; and Sharon Yasseri (Sacha) of Otsego, MN. Janice is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Goldie Nordstrom and brother Ralph Nordstrom.
A celebration of life service will be held at Sun Lakes Community Church, 9240 E Sun Lakes Blvd N, at 10 AM on October 23. A reception will follow.