Janet Topolski

Dec. 19, 1948 – Dec. 2, 2018

Janet Topolski, 69,

Minot, passed away on

Sunday, December 2,

2018 in her sister’s home,

following a courageous

battle with Alzheimer’s


Janet Kay Staael was

born on December 19,

1948 to Christ and LaVern

(Roberg) Staael. She at-

tended country school. In

1971, she moved to Minot

and began working at the

Holiday Inn.

On March 3, 1977, Janet

was blessed with a

daughter, Annie. She con-

tinued to live in Minot

until 1985 when she

moved to Portal. Janet was

married to Henry Topol-

ski until he passed away

in 2016. From this union,

on July 12, 1986 Janet was

blessed with a second

daughter, Janelle.

In 2000, Janet moved

back to Minot where she

worked at Gladys on 4th.

In 2010, Janet resided

with her daughter Annie

due to medical issues. In

2018, Janet moved to Ma-

ple View and most recent-ly she lived with her sis-

ter, Joyce.

Janet never let her disa-

bilities prevent her from

doing what she wanted to

do and living life to the

fullest. She loved being

outdoors in the garden or


She is survived by her

two daughters, Annie

(Warren) Mayer, Minot,

and Janelle (Chris)

Meredith, South Pekin Il-

linois, six grandchildren –

Hayden, Hayley, and Car-

son Mayer and Savannah

Topoloski, Matthew, and

Chole Meredith. Sisters –

Jean (Bennie) Mayer,

Joyce Clock and Jackie

(Michael) Duke from

Minot, Brother – Thomas

Staael, Minneapolis, MN,

and numerous nephews

and great-nieces and

nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in

death by her parents

Christ and LaVern Staael.

Visitation: There will be

no reviewal as cremation

has taken place, however,

people may sign a guest

register on Saturday, De-

cember 8, 2018 one hour

prior to the service at the


Memorial Service: Sa-

turday, December 9, 2018,

2:00 pm at Peace Lutheran

Church, Burlington, ND.

Burial: A private family

burial will take place at a

later date in the spring of


Thompson Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.