Jane Oiseth, 1936-2014

Published 9:39 am Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A graveside service will be held for Jane M. Oiseth at 11 a.m. Monday at Lakewood Cemetery. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. To leave online condolences for the family, follow the link to www.bonnerupfuneralservice.com.

Jane Oiseth

Jane Oiseth

Jane Margaret Oiseth died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.  She was 78.

Jane was born Sept. 27, 1936, to Kenneth and Ruth (Esse) Oiseth in Albert Lea. The family moved to various locations including Omaha, Kansas City and Chicago. In La Grange, Ill., Jane attended and graduated high school. She attended Luther College for one year. She worked for a daycare in the Chicago area that cared for children from age 2 to 4. Jane decided to continue her education, so she enrolled in St. Olaf College.  She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art education and psychology. She returned to the Albert Lea area where she taught art in the Albert Lea school district. She also was a part of “Gallery 101,” an art store located on Broadway in Albert Lea. She retired in the 1990s.

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Jane was a very thoughtful, positive and friendly person, often at her best in caregiving, supportive roles. Throughout most of her life she used to her skills as an artist to turn blank canvases and other media into wonderful pieces of art.

She will be deeply missed by her brother, Michael (Lonnie) Oiseth, of Bloomington; nephews Nils (Maren) Oiseth of Minneapolis and Jon Oiseth of Chanhassen; a niece, Amy (Jay) Grass; and grandniece, Hanna, of Denver.

She is preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Ruth; and two brothers, Jon and Mark. Blessed be her memory.