Janice deBernardeaux, age 71, of Brook Park died October 24, 2014 at GracePointe Gables West in Cambridge. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 28th at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti with Pastor Ryan O’Leary officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in North Isanti Baptist Cemetery.
Janice Aileen deBernardeaux was born on September 26, 1943 in Crow Wing Township, Hubbard County, Minnesota, to Palmer and Marion (Arola) Helgeson. Janice was raised and lived her early years in International Falls. As a young woman she married Merle Carlson and they made their home in northern Minnesota and they had 2 sons. Her husband Merle died as the result of an automobile accident. Janice later married Edward deBernardeaux and they made their home in Isanti and had 2 children. Ed and Janice would later divorce. She later met her significant other, Wayne Lindell, and they lived in Isanti for many years. Janice loved cooking, baking, sewing and making gifts for others. She especially loved the Holidays, they were her favorite time of the year, making treats and being with family and friends. Janice also loved fishing, just being out on the lake and playing cards.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Russell Wayne Helgeson; husband, Merle Carlson; brother, John Helgeson; significant other of her father, Shirley; the significant other of her mother, William; and her significant other, Wayne. Janice is survived by her 4 children, John Carlson of Pine City, Clayton (Laurie) Carlson of Pine City, Rodney (Lori) deBernardeaux of Princeton, Michelle (Brian) Krone of Brook Park; by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Elsie Korpi of Ranier, MN, Judy (Bruce) Anderson of Ericksburg, MN; 2 brothers, Harold (Caroline) Helgeson of Ray, MN, Palmer Helgeson of International Falls; former husband, Ed deBernardeaux of Pine City; and by many other relatives and friends.