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Jane (03/03/1922) Wizik

March 3, 1922 ~ February 21, 2018 (age 95)

Jane Wizik, age 95, of Annandale, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Annandale Care Center.

Memorial Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Annandale United Methodist Church with Rev. Mary Keen officiating. Burial will be held at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Annandale United Methodist Church.

Jane Erickson Wizik was born on March 3, 1922 outside Cook, Michigan during a blizzard. Jane was the cherished only child of Rudolph and Rae Erickson. She graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis. She was a nursing student at the University of Minnesota when the United States entered World War II. She transferred to the nursing program at St. Mary’s Hospital, where she could earn her R.N. more quickly. Following graduation, she enlisted in the Army as a nurse. She was stationed at Winter General in Topeka, Kansas, a formative experience for her. She returned home after the war and met Ed Wizik, her beloved husband. They were married on August 30, 1946 in Excelsior, Minnesota. Jane spent many years as a homemaker and mother, although she went back to nursing briefly during the Polio Epidemic in the 1950’s, working at the Sister Kinney Institute. Jane was a generous volunteer at her children’s schools, for the Red Cross, as a Girl Scout Leader, at her church, and as a member of the Honor Guard in Annandale. She proudly participated in the Fourth of July parade in Annandale for many years. After her children were grown, she worked as the coordinator of the Dinner at Your Door program at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN. In recognition of this work, she received a Good Neighbor Award from WCCO. Jane was an accomplished seamstress and knitter. She enjoyed following sports and was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. Jane was an extrovert who could—and did—strike up conversations with anyone.

Jane is survived by her children, Sally (Bob) Wills of Park Rapids, Bruce (Beth) of Minneapolis and John (Jody) of Nevis, MN; grandchildren Jennifer Geraedts, Ben Wizik, Andy Wizik, Lindsey Nicklason, and Jill Jacobson; nine great-grandchildren (with a tenth to be born in the spring); cousin Tom Hoban; and extended family members and friends. Jane was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Jane’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Sharon Planer will provide music for the service. Military honors will be provided by the Ft. Snelling Memorial Rifle Squad. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.

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