Janice Stinson, 76


Jan. 2, 1942 —
March 27, 2018
Rochester - Janice B. Stinson, age 76, of Rochester, Minn. died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. 
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church (CLC) in Byron, Minn., with Pastors Steve Rheingans and Nirmala Reinschmidt officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Mahn Family Funeral Home – Rochester Chapel, and one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in the Byron Cemetery.
Janice Berniece Petry was born Jan. 2, 1942 in Minneapolis to James and Berniece (Brazil) Petry. She was baptized on Feb. 11, 1942 and confirmed Nov. 3, 1957 at Bethel Lutheran Church, raised in Minneapolis and graduated from South High School in 1960. 
Janice attended Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa where she received her Associate Degree. On Sept. 28, 1963 she married Lyle W. Stinson in Minneapolis. The couple purchased a farm near Cresco, Iowa and farmed until 1968, when they moved to Byron. 
She was a Nursing Assistant at Mayo Clinic for 10 years. In 1987 the couple relocated to Rochester, and Janice served as secretary in the family business, Stinson Construction/Barrier Free Access Inc., until her retirement in 2007. 
Jan and Lyle enjoyed traveling and wintering in Mesa for many years. She was very active at her church, Christ Lutheran Church of Byron, where she was involved in the Ladies Group, Bible Study, various committees and was a longtime Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed spending time up north at the cabin, camping, scrapbooking, sewing, crafts, baking and, most of all, being with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Lyle; her daughter, Cindy (Matthew) Paquin of Byron; her son, Mark (Cheryl) Stinson, of Byron; five grandchildren, Philip Gilbertson, Alyssa Stinson, Katie (Dane) Austin, Nathan Gilbertson and Caleb Stinson; and her brother, Richard (Pam) Petry of South Carolina. 
Her parents preceded her in death.
Memorials are suggested to the CLC Fellowship Hall Renovation Fund. Friends may share a memory at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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