Janet Sue Van Proosdy, age 60, died on Sunday, October 15, 2017, in the comfort of her home with loved ones by her side, after a long battle with cancer.
Her funeral service will be at 12:00 noon Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester.
Visitation will be right before the service, starting at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester.
Janet was born on July 27, 1957 to John and Beverly (Anderson) Kohoutek, in Mason City, Iowa. She had 2 sisters Julie and Amy. They lived in Mason City until she graduated high school. The family moved to Cottage Grove, MN and that is where she met her husband of 40 years. John Van Proosdy, to quote her "the love of her life".
They were married on July 9, 1977 in Austin, MN and lived in LeSueur, MN for 2 years. While living in Austin their family started growing
and they eventually moved to Rochester in 1987. They had nine children Leah, Aaron, Seth, Hope, Michal, Jonah, Gaius, Faith, and Job.
Janet had 6 grandchildren Roeland, Ruth, Isabella, Carter, Eve and Judah. They were all special to her.
Janet was preceded in death by her father John and her son Aaron. She is now seeing them in Glory!!
Janet is survived by her husband John and children Leah, Seth (Jamie), Hope (Ryan), Michal (Clemente), Jonah (Eden), Gaius, Faith (Cameron) and Job. Her mother Beverly Kohoutek and her sisters Julie (Chuck) Frein and Amy Maskarina. Her grandchildren Roeland, Ruth, Isabella, Carter, Eve and Judah.
She was a special woman of God and even though she had many trials and struggles (don't we all), she loved big and like the bible says
"as a deer panteth for the water so her soul longed after God"
There is no better way to honor her passing than to quote her husband, children, children's spouses and grandchildren...
"I love that I was your baby and you always had such love for me. This is not goodbye mom, but see you later."
"Caring for you at home this last year, and in your final days on earth, was one of God's greatest gifts to me. I love you mom. Can't wait to hug you in
"I remember you loved to listen to me sing and play worship music, especially the song Jesus paid it all."
"I loved how unashamed she was of her risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and how she depended on his word so much. She would hold my hand under the pillow when I was still little."
"I loved how sweet she was to me. And how she accepted me like one of her own."
"I love you grandma love Evie."
"You were the most wonderful mother anyone could ever ask for. The love of Jesus flowed through you to everyone you knew. We will miss you mom."
"I will always remember all the times we spent watching movies as a family."
"I will always appreciate the way you encouraged my artistic side and told me how creative I was."
"She always had a camera in hand and would catch us at unexpected times"
"She had a special way of making me smile and was very kind."
"I love it when she smiled at me every time I saw her."
"I love how you were not only my mother but also my friend."
"I loved how grandma always listened to me when I read her stories."
"The one thing that sticks with me the most about her is how compassionately she loved everyone, not even just her children but everyone she knew. She often times expressed her love for me even when I didn't deserve it at all."
"Just like Peter Marshall told his wife when he knew he was going to Glory.
See you in the morning darling."
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901
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