Obituary of Janet Marie Springer
Janet Marie Springer, 66, entered into eternal peace on Friday, August 21, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Janet was born on April 9, 1954. Her parents were Edward and Phyllis (Brahy) Springer. Janet graduated from Archbishop Brady High School, West St. Paul, MN in 1972, and completed her secondary education at Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids, MN earning an LPN degree in 1973. Janet was a compassionate and dedicated Nurse having worked at numerous Health Care facilities including Regions, St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Minnesota Department of Corrections nursing unit in Stillwater, and ending her career with Provident Homecare. Janet recently retired from nursing after more than 46 years of service.
Grandma Janet was a remarkable woman with great courage and faith in God. She faced life adversities with humor and integrity. Living her life by dedicating her healing love for others who were sick or wounded. She had a fierce enthusiasm as an activist of public affairs. She also had a great curiosity to explore the wonderful gifts of life. Her big laugh and gentle wisdom will forever dwell on in our spirits, as we all continue this great journey, we call life.
Janet’s greatest gifts were her children, John Charles Gibson [JR], and Edward Springer. She adored her granddaughter, Evelyn Nicollet Gibson, with whom she had many adventures including a most recent trip to Yellowstone National Park. Janet loved the outdoors, especially Colorado at Bear Lake in the Rocky Mountain National Park, all types of animals from puppies to big cats, fishing on Lake Minnetonka, going to movies, notably with Evelyn. An avid reader, she loved her fiction stories. Also, an exceptional cook, her home-cooked meals with be missed.
Janet was predeceased by her parents and former life partner John Charles Gipson. She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her oldest son John Gibson [JR], her granddaughter, Evelyn Gibson of Minnetonka, MN; son, Edward Springer, of Minneapolis, MN. Her sister, Gail (Gary) Maier, Roberts, WI, and brother David (Gale) Springer, of Lake Stevens, WA; life long friend of 51 years, Gayle Brotzler of Saint Paul, MN; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and former co-workers.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM for extended friends and family members on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 1979 Old Hudson Rd. St. Paul, MN.
*Please note all guests must follow all Covid-19 guidelines provided by the CDC and the MN Dept. of Health. Thank you for your participation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
The Father Project
c/o Shannon Schaaf
Goodwill Easter Seal of Minnesota
553 Fairview Ave N.
St. Paul, MN 55104