August 30, 1971 ~ May 16, 2022

Born in: Beach, ND
Resided in: Fargo, ND

Janie’s service will be livestream below starting at 10:00 AM Friday June 17, 2022.

Janie Dee Kunick, 50, Fargo, ND, chose to end her life on May 16, 2022 at her home.

Janie was born August 30, 1971 in Beach, ND, to Bernard (Bud) and Alice Kunick. She attended school in Beach and upon her graduation she moved on and spent time in Williston, Dickinson, and Fargo working as a CNA at nursing homes in each city. Janie truly loved working with the elderly but found she had to move on from being a CNA due to the physical demands of the job. Leaving health care, she then spent her remaining years at various businesses in Fargo.

Janie was very gifted and enjoyed cross stitching and more lately sewing. Her home displayed the many beautifully cross-stitched, matted, and framed pictures on her walls. Taking a break from fine thread, canvas, and a needle; she began to sew. It was during this time that everyone in the family, including all the dogs in the family, received a quilt. When the pandemic hit, she kept busy making hundreds of masks to give away and bowl cozies. While she truly loved her family, we often teased her that she “loved her dogs more than people”! Taking them to the dog park was also something she enjoyed.

Janie was very thoughtful and caring to those around her and will be truly missed by those who knew her. As a family she always reached out and was there if we needed, or even thought we needed anything, but sadly she wasn’t able to admit or reach out for help herself.

Janie was preceded in death by her father, Bud Kunick; brother, Steven Kunick; sister, Becky Swanson; and her three dogs, Gizmo, Sammi and Lexi.

She leaves behind a shocked and numb family; mother, Alice Kunick; sisters, Jackie (Craig) Ross, Maxine Peterson, Debra Hoelscher, Tammy (Russ) Woodland; four nieces; one nephew; three great nephews; and one great niece. She also leaves behind her beloved dogs, Ace and Goose.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, June 17, 2022 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Visitation will take place one hour prior. A graveside service will be held at the cemetery in Sentinel Butte, N.D. on June 21, 2022 at 11:00 AM.

Suicide is a Silent Epidemic. “When You Don’t Have The Strength To Take Another Step, Ask Those You Love To Pull You”– Unknown

Services

Visitation: June 17, 2022 @ 9:00 - 10:00 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
South Fargo, ND 58103

Celebration of Life: June 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
South Fargo, ND 58103

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  1. Janie was a wonderful person she had a kind heart and funny personality I will miss her greatly

  2. I truly enjoyed working with Janie at Elim in Fargo. She was such an authentic person with a quick wit and funny sense of humor. My heart breaks just having to write this. She was a beautiful, caring person, and my thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this time.

  3. We are so sorry for the loss of your daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Janie was a wonderful person who always put others needs first. She loved to share her many talents with all of us and we will cherish those forever. May your memories of Janie give you comfort and peace. Praying for your family at this difficult time and know that you will be reunited with her in heaven. We are blessed to have known her.

  4. My heart breaks to learn of Janie’s death. I worked with her at Elim Care Center many years ago. She quietly went about her work, providing excellent care for our residents.
    I can’t begin to imagine what a challenging time this is for Janie’s family. I’m unable to attend her funeral, but know that you’ll be in my prayers.

  5. This makes me so sad. I am heartbroken for the family. I’ve known Janie since we were 6. I will always keep her in my heart.

  6. So very sad to lose you to this aweful disease. May you finally be at peace. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  7. Family of Janie: we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you everyday. Know that Janie is in a better place. God Bless All Of You!
    Gordon & Sharon Aas

  8. Prayers go out to Alice and your family. May the Lord give you all his strength. Tom and Jo Heckaman

  9. May you rest in peace Janie.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
    Jan & Alan Halvorson.
    (Vandeberg)

  10. Jackie & family,
    So sorry to hear of your sister’s tragic death. So unexpected. I’m sure you all are in shock and life is standing still for you right now. I’m praying and thinking of you. Sending many hugs.
    With Sincere sympathy,

  11. May God Bless and Comfort you all during this difficult time. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers!

  12. My sweet Janie K ,I will miss you always I love you fly high with angels say hi to my momma for me

  13. Janie k, you always knew just how to put a smile on my face everytime I needed it. You will forever be missed.

  14. Though I didn’t know Janie well, I have lived across the street from her for many years. Always kept to herself, but when I did see her, saw her with her little dogs, grabbing her mail. We’d sometimes get each other’s mail because our boxes are so close. I was home the 16th and saw all of the commotion, and I had a feeling something had happened. I wish she’d reached out…may God grant her the peace she so desperately wanted. Praying for the family left behind, that you will have the strength and support you need during this time.

  15. This is such a sad time for all of you and my heart ached too. Would have been good if she had reached out for help. My love and prayers are with you.

  16. My prayers to Janie’s family. Janie was just the sweetest person. I worked with her at Fleet Farm and I would talk to her there, to find out she didn’t live far from me. Never knew if she moved because I never seen her out. Every time I went to buy groceries I would always wonder what she was up too. Janie you will be missed by many. And I am saddened that you suffered from this silent epidemic. May you now rest in peace and be pain free.

  17. My prayers to Janie’s family. I worked with Janie at Fleet Farm and that is where I knew her from. She was the sweetest person. During our conversations at work she lived close by. And after time on my way to the grocery store I would always look over to see if she still live there or was out so I could stop and say hi. Janie will be missed by many. Janie I am so saddened that you suffered from this silent epidemic. May you now be pain free.

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