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Janice Clary 09/30/2018

Janice L. Clary (nee Arnquist), age 82, of Little Canada, MN and Winter Haven, FL died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 30, 2018 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. She was born the daughter of Robert and Gracia (Hooper) Arnquist on July 21, 1936. Janice grew up in New Richmond, WI and graduated from New Richmond High School. She attended and graduated from Hamline University receiving a Bachelor of Education and spent her entire career teaching. Janice married E. William Heyn and was blessed with 3 children. The couple later divorced. Janice married Roy E. Clary and enjoyed many years together, before his passing in 2012. Recently, she had married Mr. Phillip Volden. Janice loved to walk, and usually walked 6 miles a day rain or shine. She loved to pick up money found on her walks. She also enjoyed music, teaching, and watching westerns and musicals. She will be remembered as a cheerful, optimistic, “real” woman. Janice was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, E. William Heyn and Roy E. Clary; siblings, Jim Arnquist and Patricia Wright; step-daughters, Denise Volden and Barbara Gray. She is survived by her husband, Phillip Volden; children, Karla (Eric) Peterson, Jay (Kelly Philbrick) Heyn, Bill (Denise) Heyn; grandchildren, Eric (Lindsey) Heiden, Kirsten (Richard) Cake, Megan Peterson, Justin Heyn, Travis Heyn, Jennifer Heyn, Jordan Heyn; great-grandchildren, Will and Hailey Heiden, Ricky, Remington, Kassidy Cake, Sophia Peterson; brother-in-law, George Wright; step-children, Duain (Loralee) Volden, Beth (Jeff) Novinska, Phillip (Tina) Volden and Michelle (Ronald) Howe; step-grandchildren, Shawn, Travis (Liz) and Grant Gray, Aaron (Saryn) Volden, Lauren Bennett, Austin (Kaitlyn), Spencer Volden, Piper and Aimsley Howe; 14 step-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. A funeral service was held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (112 W. 3rd St.) in New Richmond. Visitation was also Saturday from 10 am-12 pm before the service. Interment was in New Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of New Richmond.


  • Traci, Dave, Logan and Hunter Weckerly Posted October 2, 2018 6:57 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Jan was a wonderful lady, whom we got to know through Phil and his family. We spent the day with Jan and Phil on Saturday at Austin and Kaitlyn’s wedding and had a wonderful time and wonderful memories of her. Rest in peace pretty lady!!

  • jim and Mary freerks Posted October 5, 2018 5:16 am

    Karla We are so sad to hear of your Loss, Your mother touched hearts with those she met, She touched ours for sure. Jim and I so enjoyed her presence when we met her at the center. God bless your family with peace in your hearts . Where she is, is where the most special people go when they leave here.

  • Bruce & Kaye Trevarthen Posted October 9, 2018 1:14 pm

    Prayers to the family and loved ones. May we all be blessed to live a life half as full as hers

  • Dianne W. Milner Posted October 10, 2018 1:44 pm

    Jan and I taught together many years at Stambaugh Middle School in Auburndale, Florida. She was a lovely lady. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

  • Bruce and JoAnn Parker Posted October 10, 2018 3:13 pm

    Phil, we were so sorry to hear of the accident. Jan was a special person. Our condolences to you and the family.

  • Thomas C. Ryan Posted October 13, 2018 12:40 am

    I can’t tell you how sad I am! My most sincere condolences to Phil and Jan’s children and family. Jan and I were very close friends. I will miss her more than words can say.

  • Reid and Margarita Olson Posted October 13, 2018 3:27 am

    Karla, Phil
    I was fortunate to have a wonderful visit with Jan and Phil, as well as Tom Ryan, on August 27th. We spent several hours chatting. Jan and I posed for several pictures which I will treasure for a long time. The news of Jans passing came as a total shock following so shortly after our visit. I will miss our friendship. As the son of an Arnquist mom from Hoffman, MN, I was aware of my New Richmond Arnquist relations at an early age, even though Jan and I met later in life. If memory serves, we met shortly before the first family reunion in Scandia. I will miss those good times as well.
    Our sincere condolences go out to Jans family and friends. Best wishes to all.
    Reid and Margarita

  • Toni Elliott Posted October 15, 2018 4:25 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Jan. I loved subbing for Jan at SMS. Jan was always so active and energetic. I connected with Karla because of Jan. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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