Janet Fraune

Janet Arlene Fraune

Saturday January 20, 1940 - Saturday January 5, 2019
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Janet Arlene Fraune, age 78, of Brainerd, passed away at Hennepin County Medical Center on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Jan was born in Brainerd to John & Helene (Kaping) Hedlund on January 20, 1940. She married Paul Fraune on July 27, 1989. Jan was well known and respected in the community and owned and operated Jan’s Sewn with Heart for many years. In their spare time, Jan and Paul loved spending time at their cabin on Lake Winnibigoshish. She enjoyed cooking and made sure everyone felt welcome. Jan loved her family and friends dearly.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 29 years, Paul; children: AJ (Annette) Olson of Brainerd, Joy Velasco of Ramsey, Lonnie Olson of Winsted, Michelle Eue of Andover, Tracy (Dave) Swadner of Andover, Steven Fraune of East Bethel, Bill (Katie) Greenwalt of Bloomington and Sarah Schwen of Baxter; sisters: Carole (Dale) Soderman of Great Falls, MT and Dora Wickman of Brainerd; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Jan is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard Hedlund; sisters: Alice Horn, Mary Blanchard, and Dorothy Halvorson
Funeral service for Jan will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5PM at Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from3-5PM, Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Caring for Jan & her family:
Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home
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    Saturday January 12, 2019 |
    Saturday January 12, 2019
    Halvorson Johnson Funeral Care Brainerd Chapel
    703 Oak Street
    Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
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    5PM Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home-BRAINERD CHAPEL. Visitation from 3-5PM


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Pat Wendorf

Posted at 06:09am
It's hard to put into words what to say. For many years me and Jer went fishing and camping with Paul and Jan. Almost every weekend we would meet somewhere and camp. She became a great friend . I will miss being able to call and have her just give me alittle lift up.So glad I got to talk to her just before Christmas. Paul and to the family my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. I will miss her so.


Posted at 04:03am
You brought so much laughter and joy to those around you. Always a smile on your face and love in your heart. I will miss your hugs and all the good talks we have shared over the years. You were more than just my Auntie Janet. Always a part of my life from the beginning, you were like a second mom. I will miss you so very much. Love 💗 you bunches...always. 💞

Love from your friends at Aicota Health Care Cente

Posted at 12:58pm
AJ and Annette Olson and family - We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.
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All of us at Rhino, Inc.

Posted at 09:28am
With deepest sympathy,
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adel nelson

Posted at 06:54am
Heavy heart- So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

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