Janice (Carlson) Garms was born on March 2, 1941, in Jackson, Minnesota to the late Norville and Doris (Hansberger) Carlson. She graduated from Jackson High School in 1959 and then attended one year of nursing school at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital in Minneapolis. She went to LBI-Lutheran Bible Institute and worked at Augustana Nursing Home in Minneapolis. She then returned to Jackson and worked at the Jackson Sunset Home and then moved to Albert Lea and worked for one year before returning to work at the Jackson Sunset Home and then the Jackson Hospital.
On October 1, 1966, Janice was united in marriage to LeRoy Garms at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Jackson. This union was blessed with two children, Glen and LeAnn. They also have been blessed with three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Adam and BreAnna. Jan also worked at Hammers New and Used in Windom for two years and in 1979, received her LPN degree from Worthington Community College. Her first job was at the Good Samaritan Society-Sogge Memorial in Windom and then the Jackson Municipal Hospital where she worked for thirteen years. Janice then spent the next eight years employed at the Eventide Home in Mt. Lake until retiring.
In June of 2014, due to Janices health, she moved into the Good Samaritan Society Sogge Memorial where she was placed in hospice care. It was here that she passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the age of 73 years.
Janice was a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom and a former member of the Living Word Lutheran Church in Windom. She enjoyed walking, exercise, flowers, cooking, music, writing, watching the Minnesota Twins and traveling. She made some enjoyable trips to Branson and other places.
Janice is survived by her husband of forty-seven years, LeRoy Garms of Windom; two children, Glen Garms of Windom; LeAnn (Jason) Mix of Welcome; three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Adam and BreAnna; and several nieces and nephews.
Janice is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Diane Meyer and brother, Stan Carlson.
Funeral Services for Janice Garms, age 73 of Windom, will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom with Reverend Paul Sajban officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery in Windom.
Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom.
Janice Garms passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society Sogge Memorial in Windom.
Memorials are preferred.
Arrangements are under the care of LaCanne Family Funeral Service in Windom.
Condolences can be sent online to www.lacannefuneralhome.com.