Dover- Funeral services for Janice K. Bedtke, age 55, who died at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester on Wednesday June 9th of cancer after a short illness, will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00P.M.- 8:00P.M.at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester, and then at the church on Saturday from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Memorials are requested to Seasons Hospice. Burial will be in Little Valley Cemetery.Janice was born February 1, 1955 to Russell and Emma (Nagel) Fink in Austin, MN. She attended rural school before coming to Rochester where she attended Mayo High School. She worked as a Surgical Tech at the Methodist Hospital for a number of years. She married Jim Bedtke in Stewartville on November 7, 1975. She currently was working as Office Manager for Bedtke Brothers Feed and Seed Co. in Dover.Janice enjoyed going to Casinos, traveling and having Saturday morning breakfast with family and friends, her 2004 Mustang convertible, and especially her 8 month old grandson, Michael Robert Bedtke Jr. whom she referred to as Buster, or MR.Janice was a very giving person and the first to offer help to anyone in need. She will be truly be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Jim; a son, Michael Robert Bedtke (Jackie) of Dover; grandson, Michael Robert Bedtke Jr.; 2 sisters, Laura Jean Lecy (Delbert) of Dexter, MN and Susan Fink of Rochester, MN; and 4 brothers, David Fink (Dawn) of Rochester, MN, Jim Fink (Kathy) of Coure de Alene, Idaho, John Fink (Cindy) of Edina, MN and Dan Fink (Emma Jean) of Rochester, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents.Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home 5421 Royal Place N. W. Rochester, MN. (507) 289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
"I am the daughter of Frank L. Balcome.Dear Jim and Family:I was so saddened to hear about the passing of Jan. My Dad always spoke so fondly of her and thoroughly enjoyed working for the Bedtke Brothers, hauling corn.I am sure that Jan and Dad are in heaven talking about Corn!My deepest sympathy!!!!!!"
"We wish to send condolences to Jim and all other family members during these trying times. May God be with you all.The Cureton family"
"Dear Jim, Michael, Jackie and grandson, We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your dear Jan. She will be dearly missed, we know, but keep the wonderful memories of her, the fun moments, in your hearts forever. We really enjoyed the time you both came to visit us here in SD, and in her Mustang. She was a "neat" gal. We also remember Michael,when you came out with your Dad, too. You are in our thoughts often. Jack and Arlyce"
"My sympathy to Jim and family. I will truly miss Jan and her fun personality. I will also miss our February birthday suppers.How quickly we can lose a dear friend."
"We were so shocked and terribly sad when we heard the news of Jan's passing. My dad always thought so much of her and she was so supportive when he passed. What a wonderful woman, loved by so many and to be terribly missed. My heart goes out to your family, you will be in my thoughts."
"I am so sad to hear of Jan's sudden passing. We worked together for many years in surgery at RMH.She was a great person. Who loved her family very much. She will be greatly missed. I'm thinking of you all at this very difficult time...RIP Jan...Love Pam Koster"