Janice Setala, age 80, of Cambridge died March 26, 2014 at home. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 31st at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Rev. David Everett officiating. A gathering time will be one hour prior to the service.
Janice Marjorie Setala was born May 9, 1933 in Carlton to George and Mareline (MacDonnell) McFall. She was raised and attended school in Carlton. Jan married Toivo Setala on June 24, 1950 and they made their first home in Carlton and shortly after they moved to Hibbing where they would live for 3 years. They then moved to Foxboro, Wisconsin for a year-and-a-half before moving to Kindred, North Dakota where they would live for 5 years. In 1960 they moved to Isanti and then in 1978 they moved to Skogman Lake in rural Cambridge. In Isanti Jan worked at an Isanti Restaurant, then the Isanti Locker Plant and then she worked in the office of Royal Oak for 23 years. She was also an active member of the Isanti Women’s Club. Jan was an avid bowler and went to many state and national tournaments. In her younger years she enjoyed playing volleyball, softball and roller skating.
Janice died March 26, 2014 at her home at the age of 80 years, 10 months and 17 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by 7 brothers and 2 sisters.
Jan is survived by her husband, Toivo of Cambridge; son, John (Jennifer) Setala of Anoka; daughter, Marty Steinke of Greeley, Colorado; 4 grandchildren, Matt, Phil, Maggie and Nina; 3 great-grandchildren, McCoy, Alex and Zack; 3 sisters, Barbara (Lou) Hamilton of Michigan, Dorothy Brigan of Finlayson, Florence (Ernie) Strandland of Carlton; and by many other relatives and friends.
Gloria & Amber says
Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you through this difficult time. Auntie Jan was a very special lady and will be missed! Hugs & Love Amber & Gloria
Leslie Tufte says
My sympathy to the family. Jan was a very special person who will be missed a lot! I am so glad I got to see her and Toivo when I went to Texas and I have other good memories over the years. She had a twinkle in her eye and fun in her soul, very full of life, Love, Les
Elizabeth Larson says
We have many great memories of Aunt Janice! We always enjoyed visiting with both Aunt Janice and Uncle Toivo, at their houses both in Cambridge and Mission and when they would stop by our place in San Antonio. We have enjoyed her wonderful hospitality, along with her homemade bread, jam and her delicious grapefruit pie on many an occasion! Aunt Janice was a truly giving person with a quick wit and a generous heart. We will miss her greatly! !
Mark, Elizabeth, Elijah and Sofia
Barbara Robison says
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Aunt Janice’s family. We so enjoyed being able to visit with her and Uncle Toivo in Minnesota and Texas in recent years, and looked forward to their visits. We appreciated her sense of humor and love and hospitality. We will miss her!
Love, Barbara, Jim, Rachel and Logan