Jane Ann (Gallagher) SchallerMarch 28, 2017
Jane Ann Schaller (Gallagher) peacefully entered the presence of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Rochester, MN at the age of 63 after a yearlong battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Jane fought with strength and dignity and she finished her battle with grace, peace and hope.
Jane dedicated her life to improving the lives of those around her. After graduating from nursing school at Marquette University she went on to spend nearly 30 years as a research nurse, providing necessary insight for the medical community to move forward in various treatments. In her spare time, she volunteered at the community food bank, her church, and served in leadership on the National Ski Patrol. Jane’s love, cleverness and kindness enriched the lives of everyone she met. She and her husband, Dave shared many wonderful adventures together. She was a devoted mother to her two children, raising them to value both strength and mercy. She out did herself as a grandmother and will be dearly missed by everyone.
Jane is survived by her best friend and faithful husband David, her children Charles (Abbie) and Caitlin (Will), grandchildren Jack and Leo, her mother Mary Jo and Siblings Mike (Faith), Kathy, John, Pat (Gregg), Tom (Beth), and Mary (Kirk). She was preceded in death by her father Gerald.
There will be a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Christ Community Church in Rochester, MN with Pastor Tony Deach officiating there will be a lunch and fellowship to follow. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place in Oakwood East Cemetery.
Jane requested that if you choose to make an honorarium that you make it to a charity of your choice.
Jane was always quick to serve others, often in humble and anonymous ways. It is in her last days that we have had a glimpse of her impact here on earth. Her unwavering faith over the course of the last year was a comfort and inspiration to many. Though we are grieved to have lost her we celebrate her story and are grateful for the wonderful time that we had with her. Her legacy and the joy she brought to our lives will continue to live on.
To leave a special memory please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com Arrangements are being handled by Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901