Janice Renfandt

Sept. 3, 1934-Sept. 17, 2020

Janice Renfandt, 86,

Minot, formerly of

Sawyer, passed away on

Thursday, September 17,

2020, at a Minot hospital.

Janice L. Larson was

born on September 3,

1934, in Minot to Arthur

and Zora (Harris) Larson.

She was raised and edu-

cated in Minot. She gra-

duated from Minot High

School in 1951.

On March 22, 1953, Jan-

ice married Ruben Ren-

fandt in Minot. The cou-

ple moved to his family

farm in rural Sawyer

where they grew small

grains and operated a

dairy farm while Janice

took care of the house-

hold. In 1979, she attend-

ed the ND State School of

Science in Wahpeton and

obtained certification to

become a licensed practi-

cal nurse in 1980. Follow

ing her licensure, she be-

gan her employment at

Trinity Hospital. She

worked as an LPN for 27

years, retiring in 2007.

Following Ruben’s

death in 2012, Janice

moved to Dakota Terrace

in Minot and later to

Somerset Court in Minot.

Janice loved to do

cross-stitching. When Ru-

ben would have her watch

wrestling on the television

with him, she would al-

ways sit there patiently

with him and cross-stitch.

She also loved knitting

and making baby blank-

ets. Janice enjoyed being

outdoors, gardening,

growing flowers and cut-

ting the grass. When she

moved to Minot, Janice

began doing word

searches, Sudoku, and


Janice was a member of

Bread of Life Lutheran

Church in Minot, a 4-H

Leader, and a member of

the ladies aide in Sawyer.

Janice is survived by:

her son, Scott (Sandi)

Renfandt, Minot;

daughters, Marge (Jim)

Ronnie and Colleen

(Bryon) Kraft, both of

Surrey; 11 grandchildren;

20 great-grandchildren

with one on the way;

sister-in-law, Bernice Po-

zarnsky; and other ex-

tended family.

She was preceded in

death by: her husband,

Ruben; parents; infant

daughter, Peggy sister,

Audrey Dickinson; and

brother, Robert “Bob” Lar-


Due to the coronavirus

pandemic, a private fami-

ly graveside service was

held at Rosehill Memorial

Park in Minot.

Memorials: In lieu of

flowers, memorials are

preferred to Bread of Life

Lutheran Church, Minot.

Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

cess the online obituaries

section at www.thompson


(Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot)