Janet KlompenhowerOctober 3, 1938 ~ May 1, 2017 (age 78)
Janet K. Klompenhower, age 78, of Preston died May 1, 2017 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Janet Kay Buss was born October 3, 1938 in Spring Valley, MN to Ervin and Ruth (Bolan) Buss. She attended and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1956. After graduating from high school, Janet was proud to have worked for Dr. Mayo at the Mayo Clinic. Janet worked various secretarial and bookkeeping jobs in the Preston area after the birth of her son David. On December 19, 1958 she was united in marriage to Aaron Klompenhower at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, MN. Crocheting was a passion of Janet's, she would wake up every morning and would crochet for thirty minutes before going to work; she even crochet the Last Supper and a portrait of Jesus. Janet loved to go camping and fishing with her family at Forestville State Park; she would pack a picnic lunch and Aaron would bait the hooks. Cooking, canning, and freezing were just some of the things that Janet loved to do. But most importantly were her grandchildren, they were her pride and joy.
She was a very dedicated member of the VFW Auxillary for 57 years where she was president numerous times. Janet served on the board of directors at Camp Onamia for a few years and worked at Good Earth Village.
Janet is survived by her husband Aaron and son David (Judy) Klompenhower of Rochester, MN; grandchildren Ryan Klompenhower of Rochester, MN, Reed Klompenhower of St. Cloud, MN, Leah Klompenhower of St. Paul, MN, and Riley Klompenhower of Rochester, MN; and sister Irma (Lawrence "Mick") Rathbun of Spring Valley, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 sister, Virginia (Robert) Klompenhower.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday May 5, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church with Pastor Dan Bredberg officiating. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans cemetery in Preston, MN. Visitation will be 1hr prior to the service at the church.