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Janet E Pearson

May 13, 1952April 21, 2021

JANET E. PEARSON, Age 68, of St. Paul. A graduate of Johnson Sr. High and St. Paul TVI (chemistry), Jan spent most of her career with the Minnesota Departments of Health and of Employment and Economic Development. Preceded in death by her parents, Ralph E. and Rose Alice (Knoblauch) Pearson. Survived by brothers Steven (Nancy Van Dore), David (Pamela), and James; sister Denise “D.D.” Peterson (Kirk); nephews, nieces and their families Adrian (Malaysi), Jenny Nystrom (Brent), Scott Wolfe, Brian, Chris (Nicole), Alana Koderick (Mark), Kyle Peterson, Robyn Adams, Kori Peterson (Mikayla) and Brandon Gordon; Aunt Elaine Pearson (widow of Richard); beloved cousins; good friends Suzi Gerber, Donna Mrozinski and Joan Krey; and many unofficial siblings, children, and grandchildren. Jan loved children and animals, was gifted in music, writing and art, and she was a loyal friend, generous to a fault. Jan’s lifelong love of reading was nurtured by her parents and supported by Hayden Heights Public Library. She disliked being the center of attention and did not want an official memorial service. Instead, Jan asked that you read with the children in your life and support your local library in her memory. The family thanks St. John’s Hospital, Good Samaritan Society of Inver Grove Heights, and St. Croix Hospice for their loving care over the last year of Jan’s life.

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Rachel K

May 7, 2021

It was a joy to get to know and care for Jan over the last year and a half at Good Samaritan. She was always ready with a story (or nine), and was generous with advise and support--whatever the cause might be. She loved my children, despite only meeting them a couple times before covid struck. Thanks to Jan, we have a copy of "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch," which we have been reading (and re-reading) in her honor.

Sara Pearson

April 24, 2021

I really appreciate the time I had while Cousin Jan was in hospice to reconnect.
She was one of the kindest, most thoughtful people I know. Her love and concern for her family, friends, and strangers inspired me. Of course what I will remember the most about Cousin Jan was her love of animals and quick wit. I know she will be missed by all those she touched, including me. This is a picture of one of my window/phone visits with Cousin Jan along with my sister, Karin, and nieces, Maddie and Gabbi, and their dog Bailey. That was a beautiful day.

Sara Pearson

April 24, 2021

I really appreciate the time I had while Jan was in hospice to reconnect with her. She was one of the kindest, most thoughtful people I know. Her love and concern for her family, friends, and strangers inspired me. Of course what I will remember the most about Jan was her love of animals and quick wit. I know she will be missed by all those she touched, including me. This is a picture of one of my window/phone visits with Jan along with my sister, Karin, and nieces, Maddie and Gabbi, and their dog Bailey. That was a beautiful day.