Janice Mary (Anderson) LaVone


Janice Mary (Anderson) LaVone, age 82, formally of Eagan, Minnesota, is with her Heavenly Father, having passed away peacefully, and with dignity, in her daughter’s home in Concord Township, OH on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Janice was born in Minneapolis, MN to Vera and Arnold Anderson on October 18, 1936. Janice was an honest, genuine, independent, supportive, and loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. She spent 29 years working at the University of Minnesota, finishing her time there in Student Support Services. Following her retirement, you could find Jan biking, canoeing, traveling, dancing, in water exercise class, reading a good book, or with her friends at Minnesota casinos. One could not ask for a more loyal friend. Being a friend with Jan meant you were held in high regard, and you had her utmost respect.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Kay Olson, Julie Brizes (Matt); seven grandchildren, Nick, Eric, McKenzie Brizes, and, Dalton, Ryan, Nathaniel, and Nicholas Olson; two sisters, Joyce Mundahl, Linda White (Don), two brothers, Richard Anderson, and, Tom (Londa) Anderson; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Vera and Arnold Anderson, and husband, Kenneth LaVone.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a celebration of Jan’s life at Resurrection Cemetery, 2101 Lexington Ave. S., Mendota Heights, MN 55120 on Saturday, October 19th at 11:00 a.m. We will meet at the cemetery office prior to the service.