In Memory of Janet Born

Gathering of Family and Friends

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday December 20, 2019
O'Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of River Falls
225 South 3rd Street
River Falls WI, 54022

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Janet Lynn Born, age 62 of River Falls, WI, died unexpectedly at her home on October 18, 2019. She was born June 25, 1957 in Milwaukee, WI to Orland and Floy (Swanson) Born. She graduated from River Falls High School, Class of 1975.

Janet attended UW-River Falls, where she earned her degree in Art Education. She continued her education at UW-Stout, where she completed her Master of Science in School Psychology and Special Education. She worked in numerous places throughout the country including Wadena, MN, Sheboygan, WI, El Paso, TX, Onalaska, WI and Prescott, WI. She retired from Prescott School District in November 2018.

Janet enjoyed traveling the world with her mother. They traveled to many exotic places, including China, India, Egypt, Iceland, Germany, the Galapagos Islands, Russia, Peru, Cuba, Mexico, and many others. Their last trip together was a three-week safari in southern Africa in the summer of 2016.

Janet also enjoyed gardening and decorating for the holidays. She was a member of Ezekiel Lutheran Church in River Falls.

Janet is survived by her brother, Lee (Barbara) Born, nephew Travis (Nicole) Born, and niece Vanessa (Mark) Brotske, as well as cousins Alan Born, Roy Born, Susan Weber, John Weber, David Kringle, Linda (Kringle) Steffen, Steven Kringle, Mary Ann Sumstad-Murray, and Avis Jean “Jeanie” Sumstad. She was preceded in death by her parents, Orland and Floy Born.

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 3:00 – 6:00 PM Friday, December 20, 2019 at the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home, 225 S. 3rd Street in River Falls, WI. In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Janet can be made to the River Falls Garden Club, 1398 Halo Dr., River Falls, WI 54022

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  • On behalf of all of the members of the River Falls Garden Club, our sympathy to the family and friends of Janet. May she rest in peace.

  • Janet was so kind friendly always smiling will your friendship !!enjoyed high school with Janet . Heaven has a fabulous angel

  • I have lots of great memories of Janet going all the way back to middle school. Janet was smart, beautiful, and had a great sense of humor. So sad she left us at such a young age, you will be missed by many. Rest in peace Janet.

  • Forty-four years of friendship was not enough. We will miss your brightness, your adventurous spirit. Fly high, Janet. Dance among the stars. Love is never earthbound and always enduring.

  • My prayers and sympathy to the family. Janet was a dear friend who brought so much joy, laughter, and adventure to my life from our college years to the present. She had an unforgettable, exuberant personality and smile that will be sorely missed. Rest In peace, dear Janetta, until we meet again.💜