Janet was born to Florence and Steve Hollish on June 18, 1936, in St. Paul, MN. She was the oldest of two children.
On April 19, 1958, she married Raymond Odegaard in St. Paul, MN. They had three children: Tom, Colleen, and John. They lived in Cottage Grove, MN and later moved to Brainerd, MN. Raymond Sadly passed away August 15, 1994.
During her lifetime, Janet was a bookkeeper at Walgreens in Cottage Grove, MN, and owner of Colleen’s Hair Studio for 25 years. Jan enjoyed being outside at the lake, visiting Clearwater FL, Branson, MO, and watching the Minnesota Twins.
On May 3, 2003, she married Ambrose Reller.
She was a member of St. Rosa Church.
Jan is survived by her husband, Ambrose of St. Rosa, MN; children, Tom (Valerie) Odegaard of Crystal, MN, Colleen Palesh of Cottage Grove, MN, and John (Lisa) Odegaard of Cottage Grove, MN; Ambrose’s two children; grandchildren, Shannon, Brandon (Anna), Joe (Marissa), Tyler, Anthony, and Matthew; 4 great grandchildren; and sister, MaryEllen Purinton of St. Paul, MN.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; son-in-law, Joel Palesh; and brother-in-law, Jim Purinton.
A funeral service will be held for Janet at 12pm on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Kok Funeral Home (7676 80th Street S. Cottage Grove, MN) with visitation beginning at 10am. Janet will be laid to rest at Cottage Grove Cemetery.
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