Janice French Loos, 78, of Fargo, ND passed away on April 13, 2017 at Essentia Hospital. She was born July 7, 1938 in Grafton, ND to Damas and Jeanette (Sabourin) French. After high school in Grafton, she worked and lived in Minneapolis for two years.  She married Douglas Loos in 1959.  Doug and Jan lived in Grand Forks, ND, Springfield, IL and Billings, MT before settling in Bismarck in 1967.  Jan worked at the Legislative Council, and then the Attorney General's office in Bismarck, retiring in 1995.  Jan volunteered at the Bismarck Food Pantry for many years. Jan moved to Fargo in 2010.  She enjoyed shopping, traveling, cooking, reading, and dining out.  Her passion was collecting and reading cookbooks.  Her family estimates that she accumulated over a billion of them. Jan is survived by her 3 children, Barbara (Gary) Tardie, Hooksett, NH,  Elizabeth (Greg) Johnson, Waconia, MN, and Robert Loos, Fargo, ND, her grandchildren Nick (Bridgit) Moszer, Krystianna Johnson, Zachariah Johnson, and Josiah Johnson, and great-grandchildren Mia and Maddox Moszer.  She is also survived by her brothers Wesley and Daryl, and sister Beverly. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Douglas Loos, brothers Ordean and Duane, and sister Shirley. A memorial service will be held at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo on Monday, April 17th at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with Jan’s family. I was part of a Lunch Bunch with Jan in Bismarck many years ago. I will always cherish our great times together including shopping trips out of town. I love the photo of Jan included with her obituary. What a great smile! May she rest in peace.

  2. We got to know Jan the fall of 2012 when we moved in to Edgewood Village, our neighbor right across the street. Always pleasant Jan was. I know she always enjoyed going out with the village ladies for lunch. Cherish the many memories of your loved one, no one can take those from you. What a beautiful picture of Jan on the obit. You’re in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

  3. Jan was a loving dear friend who never betrayed a trust. I loved her laugh and my “every out to Tuesday lunch with her” A memorial will be given to the Salvation Army in her memory. In Deepest Sympathy

  4. We all will miss you, Jan. We will never forget your sense of humor and hearty laugh, your devotion to your family and friends. Rest in peace.

  5. We were Jan and Doug’s neighbors for around 15 years and had so many good times , great stories told by both and many many laughs. Jan was a terrific cook, loved her family and a wonderful person. Even tho we lost touch, she will never be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy for her family, Jim & Sandee

  6. Our deepest sympathy to everyone. So sorry for your loss. Hugs to everyone, especially you Beth. Love you.

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