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Carole Janisch, age 86, of Fargo, ND, passed away at Bethany on 42nd Nursing Home, on Sunday, January 30, 2022. Carole Sandbeck was born April 20, 1935, the daughter of Justin and Evelyn (Johnson) Sandbeck in Fargo where she grew up and attended school. Carole was united in marriage to Oscar Fjelstad in 1954. Following her marriage, they made their home in Fargo where Carole worked and raised their family. Sadly, in 1970, Oscar passed away. Carole went on to marry Leo Janisch in 1972 where they would share their lives and many cherished memories until Leo’s passing in May of 2006. Carole will forever be remembered by her family and friends for her creativity, artistic ability, and prowess in the kitchen. She was known for her skill in painting rosemaling. Her children hold fond memories of the doll clothes she would make from her sewing machine, specifically for Barbie and Cabbage Patch Dolls. She was an excellent cook, treating her family to amazing home cooked meals and known for her peanut butter cookies. Above all, her family was most important to her, and she loved spending time with all of them at family reunions. Carole is survived by her children - Curtis Flaten of Fargo; Michael (Marcia) Fjelstad of Fargo; and Timothy (Jeri) Fjelstad of rural Waubin, MN; her grandchildren - Dan Johnson, Darcy Nitschke, Christy Anderson, Jami Ward, Shawn Flaten, Michael Fjelstad Jr., Christopher Fjelstad, Melissa Fjelstad, Matthew Fjelstad, and Josh Fjelstad; many very special great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and her brother, David L. Sandbeck of Fargo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands - Oscar Fjelstad and Leo Janish; and her siblings - Janet Harstad, Donald Sandbeck, Daniel, Sandbeck, and Erick Sandbeck. Funeral Service: 2 PM Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo – with a gathering one hour prior. Everyone is welcome to attend this service – for those unable, the service will be live streamed on the funeral home website. Burial will take place at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Fargo. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

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  1. I will always cherish my sweet auntie Carole. From my earliest memories of her, she always made me feel special. I remember riding my bike to her and Tussie’s house and spending afternoons just listening to her beautiful sing-song voice. As an adult, our times spent together were always filled with laughter and love. Carole will be treasured in my heart and memories. She was truly a beautiful soul.

    With love and prayers for her children and grandchildren,
    Debbie Sandbeck Stevens Barr

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