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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Janice Marie Guldan

  • Janice Marie Guldan 51, of Sleepy Eye died following a short battle with cancer on September 7 2012.
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  • Janice Marie Guldan was 51 years old when she died following a short battle with cancer on September 7 2012. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Her burial will follow the Mass at the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm on Tuesday Sept. 11, and Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. To sign the guest book, or to leave an online condolence for his family go to www.mvfh.org. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be give to New Ulm Area Catholic Schools.
    Janice was born on June 6, 1961 to Don and Delores Helget in Sleepy Eye. She attended elementary school in St. George, and graduated from Cathedral High School in New Ulm in 1979. After graduation, she attended Mankato Community College. Janice married Dennis (Denny) Guldan on November 19, 1983 at the Cathedral in New Ulm. Together they lived and worked side-by-side on their farm in rural New Ulm where they weathered the ever-changing agricultural markets. After a couple years of experimenting in ?non-conventional? methods, they shifted to 25 acres of vegetable production to earn their living; selling produce at area farmers? markets and a CSA program. During the off-season of the farm, she worked at an accounting office in New Ulm. Janice truly cherished her family, often commenting that working alongside her family was the highlight of her occupation. She enjoyed the outdoors and was a strong believer in supporting a local economy and agriculture. She was an active volunteer at New Ulm Area Catholic Schools and her parish. Janice is remembered most as a loving wife and mother
    Janice?s remaining immediate family includes her husband, Denny; their two daughters, Emily and Samantha, and son, Tim, and his wife, Jenny; her parents, Don and Delores Helget; her brothers, Jim, his friend Laurie, and Tom, and wife Sandy. Other remaining family members include her grandmother Mary Mathiowetz, mother-in-law Delores, sister-in-law Judy (Terry), brothers-in-law, Mike (Ann), Jim (Brenda), Steve (Anna-Martha), Tom (Bonnie), Jon (Julie), and Shelley, many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
    Members of Janice?s family no longer among us include their infant son, Mathew; father-in-law Dennis; and sister-in-law, Jean.
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