Janice "Jan" Marie Gilbertson, 62 of Fargo, ND, passed away June 11th, 2019 at Bethany in Fargo, ND. She was surrounded by family and assisted by Hospice after a long and courageous battle with medical issues. Jan was born on September 24, 1956 in Northwood, ND to Francis “Bud” Schol and Dena Schol. Jan attended Northwood Public School and graduated with the class of 1974. Her father Bud had a chicken farm just outside of Northwood which kept her and her siblings busy with chores, but not too busy to stay out of mischief. Jan married the love of her life, Dennis Lyle Gilbertson on December 13, 1983 and was a devoted wife, mother, confidant, and friend to numerous people who have all remembered her for her ability to tell you exactly what she was thinking. You never left a conversation wondering if you knew what she was thinking. She had a love for crime and medical shows, various arts and crafts, Bison and Vikings Football. She will be eternally sad the Vikings never won the Superbowl in her lifetime. Jan attended Minnesota State University Moorhead and obtained two Bachelor’s degrees of Science in both Legal Assistance and Criminal Justice, while raising 4 daughters and a step-son. During her studies Jan was diagnosed with Scleroderma which started her long medical battle. Due to these issues, Jan mainly was a stay-at-home mother, and worked only when the financial need was there for the family. Jan is survived by her four daughters; LaDena (Todd) Rittenour of Vergas, MN; Jennifer Gilbertson of Fargo, ND, Holly Canada of Fargo, ND, Erica (Brandon) Lohse of Fargo, ND and her step-son Chad (Stephanie) Gilbertson of Fargo, ND; 11 grandchildren; Kristina Bryant, Ethan Witthoeft, Brianna Witthoeft, Gabriel Rittenour, Jazmyn Gartner, Jayden Shipman, Jaxson Gilbertson, Jenna Gilbertson, Ava Gilbertson, Addison Canada, Lahna Lohse, and one great grandchild Mason Halverson. Jan is also survived by her siblings; Carol (William) Wekar of Oklahoma City, OK, Ronald (Nancy) Schol of Thornton, CO, Jackie (George) Wyatt, of South Africa, and Larry (Anhua) Schol of Oklahoma City, OK. Jan is preceded in death by the love of her life, Dennis Gilbertson, her son Jess Dewey Lyle III, her parents Bud and Dena Schol, her Brother Daryl Schol, and her sister Mary Ann Schol. Funeral Service: 2pm, Sunday June 16th, at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, ND. Visitation: 12pm-2pm Sunday June 16th, at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, ND. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery in North Fargo.

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  1. Janet and I are Janice’s step-parents and we are so sorry for her demise. I am glad we were able to visit with her a few years ago, My doctors have forbidden me to travel at this time due to a heart and lymphatic diagnosis so woefully we will not be able to be with the family at this time.

  2. We are sorry that we won’t make it up there in time for your mom’s service and burial. Please know that we will be thinking of you all tomorrow and in the months to come. It isn’t easy losing your mom, believe me, we know! Take it one day at a time and keep your minds busy. We all know that your mom was in a lot of pain and was ready to go be with your dad and your brother so you should be at peace knowing she is in a better place with those that she loved. Let us know if you need anything,

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