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Janice Walkup

January 18, 1933 — July 23, 2023

Janice Marian (Dewey) Walkup, 90, of Dane Prairie Township, Otter Tail County died Sunday, July 23, 2023, at her home under the care of Knute Nelson Hospice with her husband, Jack, at her side.

Janice was born at home in Western Township, Otter Tail County on January 18, 1933, to Ira and Ursie (Walters) Dewey. She attended her local country school and graduated high school from the West Central School of Agriculture, Morris, MN in 1951.

She was married to John L. (Jack) Walkup on December 20, 1952, at Western Presbyterian Church by Rev. Louis Koerselman Sr. on a beautiful warm evening. They had four children: John S., Dewey, Virginia and Dawn.

After living in the Fergus Falls area they moved to these towns in this order: Blunt, SD; Holmes City, MN; Lake Geneva (Alexandria), MN; Breckenridge, MN; Aitkin, MN and Dane Prairie Township.

She had a quiet, kind, gentle nature and loved to sing in the church choirs where they lived. She liked to knit and belonged to several knitting clubs including Aitkin, Wadena and Park Rapids. She demonstrated machine knitting at the Minnesota State Fair several times.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law, Zach Hull, granddaughter, Briana Hull, and mother and father-n-law, Ruby and L.H. Walkup.

She is survived by husband, John L. Walkup; sons, John S. (Jill)of Campbell, MN, Dewey (Donna) of Fergus Falls; daughters, Virginia (Jim) Peda of Overland Park, KS, Dawn (David) Jones of Waskom, TX; grandchildren, April (Adam) Timat, Chad (Amy) Walkup, Jackie Peda, Becky Peda, Dacia (Bill) Foss, Nicholas Hull; one step-grandchild, Jordan Jones; 11 great-grandchildren, and siblings, Jim (Rose) Dewey and Carol (Russ) Erlandson.

Memorials preferred to Knute Nelson Hospice.

Visitation: one hour prior to service at the funeral home on Saturday.

Service: 11:00 am, Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls.

Clergy: Reverend Kevin Patch

Arrangements provided by Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls
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