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Janice Wehage

January 30, 1938 - October 11, 2018

Prayer Service - Sunday

October 14, 2018
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Sunday

October 14, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Mass of Christian Burial - Monday

October 15, 2018
- 2:00 PM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo

Visitation - Monday

October 15, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo

Arrangements

Boulger Funeral Home

Janice Wehage

January 30, 1938 - October 11, 2018

Obituary

Janice Agnes Roberta Jean (Fox) Wehage, 80, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 in her home surrounded by her husband, Richard and family.

Janice was born January 30, 1938 in Walhalla, N.D. to Charles and Lillian (Horgan) Fox. She graduated from Walhalla High School. She went on to earn her nursing degree from Wahpeton State School of Science. She had a fulfilling 40 year long career as a loving nurse at the Fargo V.A. Hospital.

Janice and Richard were married September 15, 1962 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, N.D. To this union, four beautiful children were born. They were lifetime members of Holy Spirt Catholic Church.

Janice enjoyed cheering on her children and 4 grandchildren at all their sporting events. Also, Janice loved the many memorable vacations especially West Yellowstone, California and many more. Family was a top priority in her life and she was so proud of each and every one of her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Richard Wehage; son, Dan (Kay) Wehage; daughters, Peggy Wehage, Kathy (Don) Dabbert; grandsons, Isaac and Carter Brooks; granddaughters, Isabell and Elizabeth Dabbert; brother, Pat (Sue) Fox; special aunt, Bernadine Johnson and many nieces, nephews and special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Lillian Fox; and daughter, Patricia Rae Wehage.

Janice’s family would like to give a special thanks to New Perspective Senior Living, Essentia Health and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

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26 responses to “Janice Wehage”

  1. Deb Cederholm says:

    ,Dick and family, I was shocked to learn of Jan’s passing. She was a great co-worker and a wonderful neighbor and friend. My deepest sympathies to all of you.

  2. Henry & Cathy Krahn says:

    Janice and Kathy were lifelong friends. They grew up together, a block apart, in Walhalla North Dakota. They both became nurses. Both married in the early 1960s, attending each others weddings. Distances did not diminish their love for each other. We will miss our yearly noon lunches with Janice and Dick in our travels back to North Dakota and Canada. Our sincere condolences. The Krahn’s in Springfield Missouri

  3. Jo Ann (Baranick) Sadler says:

    Peggy, Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I was able to visit with your parents earlier this year at Eventide in Fargo. They were visiting a family member and noticed my mom was a resident. We reminisced about Basketball games. It was nice to see your parents and catch up a little. It’s hard to lose such a special person. Please know we are thinking of you at this time. You, your father, and family are in our prayers.
    Brian and Jo Ann Sadler

  4. Shannon Day says:

    Peggy – I am so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers extended to you and your family.

    Shannon Day

  5. Mark Rye says:

    Always enjoyed working with Jan on Ward 4B @ VAH. She always had a funny story to tell, a joke or two, never a dull moment when she was at work. She was an excellent nurse, worked hard and always so kind to her veteran patients and staff. We will greatly miss Jan, May her memory be kept alive in our hearts forever!

  6. Jean Ann Rose says:

    Jean Ann Keeling Rose
    A childhood friend, classmate and lifelong friend, in touch both in ND and afar by phone. I will dearly miss your keen wit, kindness, your beautiful smile and caring heart. The hardest thing about loving is losing! 😢 💔

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to Dick, and all Janice’s wonderful loving family, including Aunt Bernadine Horgan, only a heartbeat away! Dick and all the family loved her as she loved them, unconditionally. You loved her and gave her your best to the end, with GREAT LOVE.

    Her peace and readiness to meet the Lord was my consolation when we last spoke. Janice never wore her religion on her sleeve, she lived it privately, faithfully and lovingly. Not this time either, she was blessed by the Holy Spirit with peace, and spoke of waiting on the Lord, so gentle, yet matter of fact. I can imagine the Lord sending His Angels to lead her to Paradise! RIP, Janice. “No more pain, no more suffering, no more sadness, no more sorrow”. Paraphrased, The Bible. Live in the love and peace of our Lord.

  7. Susanne Boss says:

    I am saddened to hear about Jan. I worked with her on the PM shift and loved every moment. I know this is a great loss for your family. We were lucky to have known her . May God watch over you at this time.

  8. Jim Bellefeuille says:

    Dan, Sorry to read about the loss of your mom. My prayers are with you and your family.

  9. David and Judy Gebeke of Albuquerque, NM says:

    I remember Janice very well as one of the best VA nurses I had contact with while working at the VA. I also remember Dick from school days, Dick at Shanley and I at Fargo North. We also saw each other as family members of Holy Spirit. Sorry to hear of your loss and you and your family have Judy and my best wishes for the coming days and years. It is hard to believe that it has been probably 30 years since we saw each other at work or church. Take Care and God Bless you all.

  10. Mark Rye says:

    I worked with Jan on 4B @FVH, she always had something funny to tell about, a joke or two to share. There never was a dull moment when Jan was on duty. The patients and staff adored her. We will all miss seeing her again! God Bless the Memory Of Janice Wehage…”May her memory live in our hearts forever”!

  11. Bettina Seelig says:

    I will miss seeing Jan every Thursday morning. My heart is sad. She had the best stories and sense of humor. She once bought me flowers for my birthday and signed the card: ‘love, Elvis’ (I’m a huge fan). I will continue to pray for you as well Stretch as I will miss seeing your smiling face every Thursday when you would bring her to my salon 💕 love and hugs to the entire family. Bettina at Sola Salons

  12. Amy Westerlund says:

    Peggy and family, I am so sorry for your loss but I am so grateful that you all were able to spend the time together in recent days. Please know that my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  13. LEAH STETZ-WILLIAMS says:

    Stretch, I just want you to know that we are terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. The loss of someone dear to us is never easy, but may you take comfort in the fact that you are surrounded by people that love and care for you, if there is anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

    I can guarantee my dad was there to greet Janice at the Golden Gates.

    Hugs,
    Leah, Jason and
    Virginia Stetz

  14. Sandra & Jason Jaeger says:

    Dearest Wehage family – we are so sorry for your loss. She truly was an amazing mom figure to many. She always had hi and a smile for all of us at Holy Spirit. I absolutely loved chatting with her at the games, the gym and church. I wish you all comfort in your wonderful memories of her. How blessed are we to have such amazing parents that worked hard and kept us true. Our deepest sympathy are with all of you.

  15. Kelly McNulty Vaaler says:

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the family.

  16. Paul D Nelson says:

    After reading Janice (Fox) Wehage’s obituary two days ago, memories surfaced from many years ago… I was raised in Walhalla, the oldest son of Dennis & Molly Nelson. I will always remember the house across from the school where Charlie & Lil Fox lived- Janice & Pat are older than my 67 years, however, I knew all of the Fox Family as a young boy and also, as a young altar boy at St. Boniface Catholic Church. They were well-respected in our community. It was always interesting and fun to watch the Foxes and other families reunite in our small town during the holidays. Lil (Janice’s Mother) was especially nice to me and as a young boy, I had the pleasure of being her caddy during 2 women’s invitational golf tournaments at the Walhalla Country Club. I recall her generosity & maternal pride when speaking of Janice & Pat, as if it was yesterday.

    I mentioned these memories to my wife and to our surprise, she has served the Wehage Family as their chiropractor for a number of years. A small, but wonderful world. God Bless Janice, Richard & Family.

  17. Jack Nelson says:

    Stretch– Sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. I called Cliff Boisjolie to let him know and he informed me he had been an usher at your wedding in 1962. He asked me to give you his condolences. He is doing OK right now as it has been over 5 years since he had his cancerous kidney removed. I have spent the summer up at our farm in Wisconsin and will be heading back to California next week.

  18. Dawn Cruff says:

    Kathy & Don,
    So sorry for the passing of your beautiful mother & grandmother. May she rest in peace. Janice will forever be with you as your guardian angel. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  19. Lisa Schwinden says:

    Stretch and Family,
    Sending thoughts of love and healing to you and your family. I always appreciated you and Janice’s commitment to Shanley athletics- I’m sure if you totaled the hours you spent watching the Deacons, it would be hard to find anyone who has more hours.
    I was lucky to have Kathy as my 5th grade basketball coach and I still treasure those memories.

  20. Richie Maris Jr. says:

    I am sorry for the loss. Janice has such a kind heart, I was always happy to see her at evening masses at Holy Spirit. When I first moved to Fargo, it was awesome for Stretch and Janice to include me in their exclusive evening dinners. Janice was so kind to me whenever I saw her around town; she always knew how to make me smile!

  21. Zespy, Gary and Donnis says:

    To the Wehage family, We were so sorry to hear of your wife and mothers death. May she Rest In Peace. We have many fond memories of her from Holy Spirit and Shanley. We were out of town thus missed her prayer service and funeral. You are all in our prayers and thoughts. Gary and. Donnie Zespy

  22. Luanne Lee says:

    Kathy, Don, Isabell and Elizabeth,
    My deepest condolences in the loss of your Mom and Grandma. May all the wonderful memories you have with her help get you through the difficult days ahead.
    Love, Luanne

  23. Allen Vandal says:

    I Am sorry for your loss

  24. Cheryl (Bellefeuille ) Herrick says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Peggy and your family. I’m sorry for the loss of your mom. Cherish all the wonderful memories I know you all share. God bless you all!

  25. Beverly Woitzel says:

    My sympathy to Jan’s family and friends.
    She was a nice lady. I enjoyed the video tribute.

    Bev
    Woitzel, ret, VA Hospital Ward Clerk

  26. Darlene Cash says:

    To Dick and your family: our condolenses on the loss of your wife Jan. Sorry we missed you in July, but maybe next time. God Bless you, will keep you in our prayers Darlene and Gordon Cash Humboldt Sask Canada.

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