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Janet Newman 02/18/2024

Janet Marie Newman, 72, passed away at home on February 18th, 2024, after a 7.5 year battle with metastatic breast cancer. She graduated from Johnson High School in 1969 in St. Paul, Minnesota. After graduation, she started working as a travel agent. Janet also worked for a medical device company and most recently operated the water testing lab and was the office manager for Butterfield Drilling.
Janet had a passion for animals- especially horses and dogs. Much of her free time was spent horseback riding with friends and her daughter. She also had an interest in horticulture and at one time owned a hosta nursery. Janet had an appreciation for sci-fi movies/TV series with Star Wars and Star Trek (the original) being her favorites. Around Christmas time, Janet would make her famous peanut brittle, a family favorite. She was a devoted mother and spent a great deal of her time supporting her children through college and beyond. Despite the challenges of her last several years, Janet maintained a strong faith through Eagle Brook Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Jenna (husband Adam), and son, Ryan (girlfriend Tiffany) as well as her sister Sandy and sister-in-law Cheryl (Tom), along with many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her brother, Tom and parents, George and Emma.
Please check back in the spring for details regarding a celebration of life picnic.  Cremation provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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