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Obituaries: Janith Lee Wadman


October 25, 2019

Janith Lee Wadman, 87, passed away surrounded by family Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.

Janith was born Oct. 7, 1932 to Harry and Reva (Dunton) Carlson in Waite Park. She graduated from Annandale High School and continued her education at the Minneapolis Business School. Following her education, she was employed at Occident Elevator in Minneapolis. Janith married Donald Wadman on June 19, 1954 in Annandale, and two years later the couple moved to Cloquet. Jan was a good cook and baker; she always had some goodie available for snacking. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, camping, fishing, and spending time with her family making memories.

Janith was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald, in 2015; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law.

She is survived by her children Michael (Connie) and Vicki (Gary) Ross; grandchildren Courtney and Jeffrey Ross; her brother, Lee (Marilyn) Carlson; sisters-in-law Joyce Wadman, Marilyn (Clyde) Keeley, Mary (Ron) Meyer, Carol (Robert) Muller and Patsy (Jerry) Hoikka; brother-in-law Gene (Eleanor) Wadman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation:11 a.m. until the 12 p.m. memorial service Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 in Nelson Funeral Care. Inurnment service will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence, visit the guest book at


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