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January 5, 1940 – Sunday, October 16, 2011

Service Information
Church of St. Mary in Waverly, Mn
Friday, October 21, 2011
10:30 A.M.

Visitation Information
Thursday, October 20, 2011
4-8 P.M.

Janice Marie Barrett, age 71, of rural Montrose passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at her residence.

She was born on January 5, 1940 in Traverse County, Minnesota the daughter of Matt & Gertrude Gullickson Koltes.

Janice graduated from Elbow Lake High School in 1958.

On July 28, 1962, Janice M. Koltes & Gerome H. Barrett were joined in holy marriage in Tintah, Minnesota. God blessed their marriage with three children.

She was formerly employed at the telephone company (Northwestern Bell, AT&T, Qwest) for twenty nine years.

Janice was a smiling, laughing person who loved to travel. She and her husband moved to rural Montrose ten years ago from Andover, MN.

Survived by her loving husband of forty nine years: Jerry Barrett; three children: Becky (Tom) Burnham of Centerville and their children: Sofi and Grace; Brian Barrett of Montrose and Cathy (Joe) Dolge of Champlin and their children: Kristen and Andrew; Sisters and brothers: Betty (Don) Dennis of Indiana, Dorothy (Dick) Shannon of Wisconsin, Jerome (Mary) Koltes of Andover and Clifford (Peggy) Koltes of Wayzata; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, a twin sister; Janet, a sister; Lois, and a brother; Billy.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Janice Barrett will be held on Friday, October 21st at 10:30 A.M. at The Church of St. Mary in Waverly.

Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 20th from 4-8 P.M. at the church. Further visitation will be held on Friday morning, October 21st one hour prior to Mass at the church.

Casket Bearers are Tim Koltes, Troy Koltes, Jim Shannon, Tim Cronin, Mark Barrett and Steve McKay.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.

8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Dorothy H Shannon

    Jery, Brian, Becky & Cathy, what a beautiful picture of Janice. That smile is her for sure. See you on Wednesday.

  2. Bev Backer

    Gerome and family,
    So sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. My thoughts are with all of you.
    Bev Backer (Doris Johnson Hammarsten’s daughter).

  3. Joyce (Skoglund) Robasse

    Jerry and family,
    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy.
    Joyce and Ralph Robasse

  4. John and Peggy Shannon

    Jerry and family – Our deepest condolences….what a lovely picture of Janice. We’ve made a donation to in her name. May all of the good times be of great comfort to you.

  5. Mark & Cindi Dennis

    We are sorry we could not make it this week. We know it must have been very difficult for everyone. Know that you were all in our thoughts and prayers and that we were there in spirit.

  6. Wendy and Russ Higgins

    Jerry and family, I was so sorry to hear about Janice. Please accept my condolences.
    May your memories of the good times help you through this difficult time.

  7. Ina Hanson Powers

    Jerry and Koltes Families,
    Our thoughts and prayers for you all. I graduated with Janice and have many wonderful memories. I remember her as being very kind, sincere and always with a beautiful smile. We ventured to Mpls. (the big, big city for us)the summer of our junior year.

    Blessings and comfort-

    Ina Hanson Powers

  8. Maynard and Cherri Drum

    Our thoughts are with you Jerry and family.


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