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Janet Halberg 09/28/2018

Janet Halberg 09/28/2018

Janet K. Halberg, age 70 of River Falls, WI, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, September 28, 2018. Janet was born the daughter of Ralph and Mabel (Hayes) Pollock on July 1, 1948 in Coshocton, OH. She grew up on the farm in Coshocton County, attending Ridgewood High School in West Lafayette, OH and graduating salutatorian with the class of 1966. Janet received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio University in Athens. She was married to Ronald L. Halberg on August 28, 1974 in Van Wert, OH. Janet taught middle school math before becoming a computer programmer for Macalester College where she spent 20 years. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, as well as gardening, fishing, bird watching, completing word puzzles, collecting Coca Cola trays and making music. She was an intelligent, strong woman who was hard working and caring. As a resident of Kinnic Long Term Care in River Falls for many years, Janet appreciated the friendships she formed and the care she received. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Halberg; parents, Ralph and Mabel Pollock; brother, Dennis Pollock; and brother-in-law, Larry Pope. Janet is survived by her children, Ben Halberg and Sara (Kyle) Olson; grandchildren, Sophia and Jackson Halberg and Matthew and Claire Olson; sister, Karen Pope; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. A Funeral Service was held on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 2 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 510 Germain Street, Somerset, WI. Visitation was also on Sunday from 1-2 pm at the church. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Star Prairie, WI. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.

9 Comments

  • DOUG H Posted September 28, 2018 6:04 pm

    WELL JANET WAS A STRONG PERSON. SHE FOUGHT HER ILLNESS AND SHOWED THAT SHOW HER STRENGTH. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER AND WERE PART OF HER . THANKS YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED HER THROUGH THESE TOUGH TIMES AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL:

  • Renee Richert Posted September 28, 2018 11:29 pm

    Janet will be missed. I will cherish the great years that Janet was with us..You were the best sister-in-law I could ever ask for with your personality and smile..RIP Janet until we meet again .
    Love You Renee 🙏

  • kenneth Posted September 29, 2018 2:09 am

    Life is always too short

  • Janet Harstine Posted September 29, 2018 3:41 am

    So sorry to hear about Janet passing. We were always friends growing up. She was a very strong lady. God will take care of her now.

  • Melinda Johnson Posted September 29, 2018 3:50 am

    Janet will be missed by all. We all know she fought a good fight with her battle of M.S. for many years. She has her legs back in heaven and is dancing a good dance with Uncle Ron. I will miss you tons Aunty Janet. Rest in peace and fly high with Angels. Until we meet again it’s not goodbye it’s see you on the other side.

  • Carol Pope Hutchison Posted September 29, 2018 5:15 am

    I am so sorry to hear this about Janet. We grew up together and I have many fond memories of our childhood. RIP -❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

  • Sue Jones Posted September 29, 2018 11:34 am

    Janet was my second cousin. We were not close yet times spent with her were memorable. Camping on the river, bonfires and family reunions. God has another angel.

  • Becky Boyd Stockum Posted September 29, 2018 5:03 pm

    Karen, I am so very sorry to read about Janet. Went all the way through school with her, but hadn’t had a lot of contact with her since then. We did write occasionally, but I am not the greatest at doing that. Sweet gal!!! Has gone through so much since. At least no more pain & problems to deal with now. RIP Janet!

  • Kathy (Hayes) Bayer Posted October 4, 2018 2:00 pm

    I was a lucky first cousin to live the early years of my life near the Pollock farm. Janet was the best at organizing and running the fun and games for us younger girls. She was smart and funny and I always looked up to her. Rest In Peace dear cousin.

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