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Clarine Ardella Janssen

September 13, 1939 December 1, 2006
Clarine Ardella Janssen
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Worthington, Minnesota      Clarine Ardella Stumpf Janssen 67, of Worthington, died on Friday, December 1, 2006, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington.     Born on September 13, 1939, in Worthington, she was the daughter of Herman and Clara Obermoeller Stumpf.  Clarine was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Ewington Township, Jackson County, where she was baptized and confirmed.  She attended Ewington Elementary and graduated from Okabena High School in 1957.     Clarine married Orville Janssen on April 15, 1961.  After their marriage, they lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she worked for Nu-Line.  They returned to Worthington in 1963.  She worked at the South Shore Care Center.  Clarine also worked for Nobles County Community Corrections for 30 years.     Clarine was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Worthington, an active member of Lutheran Women, and served on various committees.  She was a charter member of the Worthington Hospital Auxiliary, serving as first president.  Clarine enjoyed fishing with her husband, cross stitching, and most of all her family and friends.     Surviving are her husband, Orville, of Worthington; two daughters, Tamra (Rick) Moscoso, of Mission Viejo, California, and Dayna (Rick) von Holdt, of Worthington; four grandchildren; one brother, James (Judy) Stumpf, and one sister, Marilyn Lubben, both of Ewington Township.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister.     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at 10:30 a.m., at the American Lutheran Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with the Rev. Mike Zaske officiating.  Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the American Lutheran Church in Worthington.  In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials to the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington.  Mom has also requested if you are attending the funeral to please wear something red.   Benson Funeral Home is coordinating the arrangements.


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