Janet Hernlem Tomhave, age 73, of Spring Lake, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Leila and Cyrus Poppen House Hospice Residence. She was born the fifth of six daughters to Arthur and Marion Hernlem on June 9, 1949, in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Janet was Baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church by Pastor Rodney V. Hansen. She graduated with the RWCH Class of 1967, and then earned a business degree from the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis.
Jan and Paul Tomhave were married on August 16, 1969, and celebrated the birth of their son, Daren, on July 18, 1973, in Spring Lake.
Jan’s life was plentiful, with her faith in Christ as cornerstone. She lived in God’s goodness and trusted Him in all things. She served in many ways and was faithful to God, her family, her community, her career, and her many loving friendships, especially those friends at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Spring Lake, who walked with Jan through her illness these past years. Love from her family to each of you, especially Marlene and Bob. Thank you also to the compassionate caregivers at Leila and Cyrus Poppen House Hospice Residence.
Mourning, but yet celebrating and surviving Jan, are her son, Daren, his wife, Sonja, and his daughter, Addy; her sisters, Karen (Rich) Meier, Pat Schroeder, and Peggy McNabb; two generations of nieces and nephews; cousins, Jo Ann Detlefsen, Bill Jasperson, and Ann Jasperson and their families; her adopted-sister-in-fun, Rita Diercks; and all who loved and cared for Jan.
Jan was preceded in death by and reunited in heaven with her parents; sisters, Judy Lawrence and Mary (Roger) Kimmes; her aunt and uncle, Helen and Newell Jasperson; her cousin, Steve Jasperson; and our Heavenly Father.
“No time on earth is long enough to spend with those we love, or to prepare our hearts for that last good-bye.”
Jan will be among the fifth generation laid to rest at the Graham-Hernlem family plot in Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Minnesota in May 2023 … that joyous month when the birds return, the flowers bloom, and the sun begins to warm and heal us.
Local Arrangements were handled by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.
Funeral Service Arrangements are being handled by Mahn Family Funeral Home in Minnesota https://www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com/.
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