Jana Iliene Jorgenson, born in Clarkfield, Minn., on Sept. 28, 1951, passed peacefully on March 25, 2020, in Quincy, IL., at age 68, surrounded by loved ones.
Jana Listul was born and raised in a Minnesota farming community and married Michael Jorgenson of Thief River Falls, Minn., on June 12, 1971. They soon began a family with the birth of their daughter, Michele, in 1971. Lyric followed in 1977. A doting and dedicated mother, Jana made a home from whatever the young couple could piece together as Michael put himself through school and became a successful businessman.
Though the Jorgensons lived in Minnesota, New York, and West Virginia before settling in Quincy, she never really left Minnesota. Holiday meals were about recalling memories of her family and life back in Minnesota and Midwestern dishes on the table.
Jana still found time to immerse herself in her crafts and hobbies and philanthropy that often included the welfare of animals, whether her beloved pets or those in need of love.
The Humane Society, Paw Pals of Quincy, IL., and Quincy Newcomers League were among her favorite pastimes, as was photography. Jana had an eye for art of all kinds, including painting and design, as evidenced by the crafts she created that adorn her home.
Jana was the daughter of Gladys and Walter Listul and sister to Thomas, Michael and Paul. She is survived by husband Michael, daughters Michele and Lyric, grandson Samuel James and sons-in-law Isaac Martin and Brant James.
Services: A memorial celebration will be held at a later date.
Memorials: Quincy Humane Society
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
So very sorry for your loss Mike. I sadly just learned of this news today. You were a great boss during my short time living in Charleston, WV. Kevin and I are sending our prayers. Kelly Dillan, Traverse City, MI
I’m so sorry for your loss. I met Jana in newcomers, quickly became friends and realized we were neighbors. She was a loving, caring and beautiful lady inside and out. Prayers of comfort for her family🙏🏻 Rose Probert.
Jana loved to dress up her dogs and parade them around the square in Quincy. I am sure it was a fundraiser for Paws for Pals. Randy and I bowled.on a Newcomer bowling league with Mike and Jana. They were definitely better bowlers than we were. Jana loved to talk about her girls and I enjoyed listening. Lastly, Jana loved to read and we had a bookstore so we shared that passion. We will miss you, Jana. Mike and girls, we are sorry for your loss. She was a smart, kind lady.
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and Prayers. May God wrap his arms around you and Comfort you during this time. Joan
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