Janice Joan Martin

Janice Joan Martin of Elk River, died peacefully on Saturday August 25, 2012.

She was a foster mother to numerous infants in the Sherburne County area for many years. She loved gardening, nature, birds and butterflies. Janice worked for Montgomery Wards and Sunny Fresh Farms before her retirement.

Her funeral service was held at 1 PM Monday August 27 at Dare’s Funeral Home 805 Main St. NW Elk River 763-441-1212.

Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Interment Bailey’s Station, Big Lake.

Memorials preferred.

She is survived by her son Mark Jalbert; grandchildren, Lance, Leslie, Brandon, Carrie, Brad, Brittany and Cassie Jalbert; great-grandchildren, Destiny and Haley Casey; Emma, Michael and Zach Brawley; Brianna and Vanessa Ashley; stepsisters, Marcella (David) Soderholm, Nancy (Rick) Lowman, Diane (Larry) Brooks; stepmother Geraldine Ostby. Also survived by niece Tammy (Tod) Morey; great nephew Isaac Larson and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives; and life-long friends, Eileen (Bruce) and their children Ashley and Shane Karna of Rogers.