April 17, 1944 - April 14, 2018
Janice Eileen Bapp, age 73, of Dassel, died Saturday, April 14, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church In Dassel with Rev. Laurie O'Shea officiating. There will be a time to gather with the family on Wednesday evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel. Janice Eileen (Nelson) Bapp, the daughter of Nels and Florence (Kath) Nelson, was born on April 17, 1944, in Fergus Falls. She grew up in Tenney for a few years before the family moved to Wheaton, Minnesota, where she graduated from the Wheaton High School in 1963. In her youth she worked in the local café washing dishes and waiting tables. Janice was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and was presently a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel. On May 30, 1964, Janice was united in marriage to Gerald Bapp in Wheaton, Minnesota. Together they moved to Dassel where they made their home and raised their five children. Janice and Gerald had owned and operated the Third Street Café for Eleven years. She enjoyed talking to the customers, and always had a greeting for everyone who entered her restaurant. She was a kind and generous woman who cared for everyone. She insisted that her employees call her grandma. She loved her family deeply and took great care of them. She had taken care of her mother and her sister, Carol. She called Carol every day to see how she was doing and how her day was going. She worried about her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an amazing cook and baker. She enjoyed special family events and holidays. Janice would do anything to help someone out and was always ready to lend a helping hand. She was always at her grandchildren's sporting and other events and was often cheering the loudest for each and every grandchild. She loved her dog "Sadie" very much. Janice is survived by her husband, Gerald of Dassel, 5 children, Debbie (Brian) Lee of Howard Lake, Todd (Lisa) Bapp of Darwin, Jerry (Cher) Bapp of Hammond, WI; Karie (Chad) Newman of Litchfield, and Kathy Bapp (Scott Morse) of Litchfield, 20 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two sisters, Carol Nelson of Dassel, and Lois Fjelde of Rosemount, Minnesota. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nels and Florence Nelson, three brothers, Vernon, Clarence, and Robert.
Janice Eileen Bapp, age 73, of Dassel, died Saturday, April 14, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church In Dassel with Rev. Laurie O'Shea officiating. There will be a time... View Obituary & Service Information
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