Janice (Rierson) Gass
October 31, 1936 - March 16, 2017
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A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 20, 2017 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger. The family will greet from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Monday. Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Janice Elaine Gass was born October 31, 1936 in Windom, MN, the daughter of Lawrence and Clara (Roesner) Johnson. Jan went to school in Estherville and was a graduate of Estherville High School.

Janice was married to Norris Rierson, and to this union, four children were born.

Janice and Norris owned and operated the Town and Country on the west edge of Emmetsburg. She tended bar and waitressed most of her working life.

In June of 1978, Janice was united in marriage to Ed Gass.

On March 16, 2017, Jan passed away at the Ruthven Care Center.

Janice enjoyed riding motorcycles and working in Sturgis, SD. She loved cooking, playing cards and hosting family get-togethers. She enjoyed her Dachshund pups, and taking care of her yard. She loved traveling, and she and Ed took many motorcycle vacations throughout the United States.


Left to cherish her memory are her children: Curt Rierson of Graettinger and Lauri Studer and her husband, Gene of Graettinger; sister, Carol Voss and her husband Roger of Fairmont, MN; seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ed Gass in 2008; and two sons: Dennis and Kenneth.
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Date & Time

Mon, March 20, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Location

Bethel Lutheran Church
401 West Patterson Avenue
Graettinger, Iowa 50536


Service Information

Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Mon, March 20, 2017
10:30 AM


Location

Bethel Lutheran Church
401 West Patterson Avenue
Graettinger, Iowa 50536


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JeanAnn & John Carrigan
Mar 22, 2017

Lori & Curt, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. No matter the age, it's always hard to have our parents enter our Heavenly home. Through faith we know she's paid her dues here on earth and she's now rejoicing... more

Mar 22, 2017
Lori & Curt, our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. No matter the age, it's always hard to have our parents enter our Heavenly home. Through faith we know she's paid her dues here on earth and she's now rejoicing with our Lord. Jan was a very special friend to us when we were young & dating. She always leant an ear when we needed someone to listen and offer guidance. She was an exceptional lady! May the sweet memories of her put a smile in your hearts as the tears roll down your checks.

JeanAnn & John Carrigan
Linda Klein
Mar 20, 2017

Dear Carol, sending sympathy on the loss of your sister. May our heavenly father wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort.

Connie Girard McPherson
Mar 19, 2017

My prayers and sympathy are with the family. Jan was always such a nice person.

Dave & Judy
Mar 19, 2017

Sending condolences to all of Jan's family. With sincere sympathy, Dave and Judy Nixon

Scott and Becky Olk
Mar 18, 2017

Lori and Curt. So sorry to hear of Janice Elaine's passing. Our mothers were apart for years but the last 10 years of there lives they had many good times together. Now they are back together agin having a wonderful tim... more

Mar 18, 2017
Lori and Curt. So sorry to hear of Janice Elaine's passing. Our mothers were apart for years but the last 10 years of there lives they had many good times together. Now they are back together agin having a wonderful time. We will miss her very much.

Scott and Becky Olk
Bahr family
Mar 18, 2017

curt and lori our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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