PIERZ -- Catherine M. Janson, 85, Pierz, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Pierz Villa in Pierz.
She was born May 7, 1916, in Agram Township to Matthew and Catherine (Brausen) Meyer. She attended country school near Genola. She married Leonard (Butch) Janson on June 6, 1939. They farmed in Granite Township until March 1968. After moving to Pierz she owned and operated the Star Cafe. She was a member of Christian Mothers, Pierz Commercial Club and was a charter member of the Pierz Lioness. She also was a volunteer at the Pierz Villa.
Survivors include three daughters, Diana Meyer and Brenda Girtz, both of Pierz, and Cheryl Nies, Sartell; a son, Dale Janson, Pierz; a sister, Eva Janson, Pierz; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Her husband; eight brothers, Nick, John, Peter, Andrew, Matt, Joe, Chris and Gus Meyer; and three sisters, Lena Deidorich, Mary "Mae" Meyer and Margaret Faust, died earlier.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pierz with Father Gerald Dalseth and Father Ken Brenny officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today at the Brenny Funeral Home in Pierz. Christian Mothers will pray the rosary at 4:30 p.m. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus Office of the Dead will be at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Friends also may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday at the funeral home.
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