Janice Aakre

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Janice Yvonne Aakre. Of Fargo, ND went home with her Heavenly Father on July 23, 2018. She was born in Devils Lake on February 26, 1936. She went to school in Thief River Falls. She played The French Horn and basketball in high school. She married her soul mate Hans Aakre on the 13th of July 1957. She went to the Minneapolis School of Medical Technology and obtained a degree as a Laboratory and X-ray Technician. She was very active with the Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops out of Nativity Church for over 14 years, was a co-leader for 4 H and was active in the Lioness Club. She loved to travel and be with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Theodore Aakre, Winthrop, MN, Linda Mayo, Fargo, ND, Steve (Patty) Aakre, West Fargo, ND, and Susan (Philip) Korynta, Ardoch, ND. Her grandchildren, Jessica (Shane) Hayes, Pamela (Ryan) Hansen, Nicole Aakre, Alan Aakre, Beth (Alan) Perrault, Bryton Korynta, Ruth Ann Aakre, Erin Korynta, Justyn Korynta, Jessica Korynta, Trinity Korynta, Khaleela Korynta, and Danni Korynta. Great-grandchildren Tristan Hayes, Isaac Mayo, Sierra Hansen, Wesley Hansen, Ariella Hayes, Micah Hansen, Conner Hansen and Ezra Hansen. Her sister, Sharon (Bruce) Perkins. Her brother, Tom (Bev) Hanson. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Hans Theodore Aakre, Jr, parents Jack and Katherine Hanson, her Daughter- in- law Kathy Aakre, and her grandson Anthony Aakre. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lions Club, Hospice, or your local church.

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  1. Best Godparents! Every time I was able to be with Jan (and Hans) was a good day. Laughter and love filled the home (and good food!!)
    Now she is dancing with Jesus and all pain is gone.

  2. Love you, Grama Jan. You taught people what unconditional love is and what it means to be a really great person. You kept us well fed, clothed and cared for. Your house was always home no matter where you moved. I know Grampa was anxious to get you back….we will miss you so much.

  3. So sorry for your loss… Jessica and Linda and family!! I remember staying at her house and she was such a sweet lady! Hugs and prayers! 🙏

  4. I will always remember her laugh, and her way of letting you know you were doing something you shouldn’t be, but seemingly always smiling and always had a twinkle in her eye. She was a good good godmother as well! Many many happy times with the family. I have only the fondest if memories.

  5. Jan was always a pleasure to visit with at our summit socials.
    She will be missed. Karen Houston.

  6. Linda, Steve, Susan,
    So sorry for you loss of your Mother. She was a very kind lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
    Pam (Naylor) Appel

  7. May God wrap His loving arms around your wonderful family, as your Mom completes her earthly journey. Such a beautiful lady!

  8. So sorry for your loss. Jan was my Girl Scout leader for a number of years and I learned a lot of useful skills from her (and Hans) and had some fun times camping out. She will be missed.

  9. My sympathy to Jan Aakre’s family..I was out of the country when she passed away. I live at #102 Summit Condos. I really appreciate being able to see her obituary, and most especially her life video…Thank you.

  10. Jan had been on my mind of and on over the years- so sad that i did not try to find her to get back in touch. I worked with Jan at Dakota Hospital and became good friends- when they moved to the cities i lost touch- we connected abit when they came back. Hans found me my twin home that i still live in. They were a special couple and have always been dear to my heart. She made the best flat bread- saw them at lutefisk dinners at west fargo a few times- would always have their bison gear on. So sorry for loss- my thoughts are with all of you.

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