Janet White, 1941-2014

Published 9:35 am Friday, November 28, 2014

Janet Kay White, 73, passed away peacefully at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Born on Aug. 24, 1941, in Austin to Florence and Jesse Havens, she grew up in Ely and attended Ely High School. Janet had lived in Ely, Clarks Grove and Albert Lea, as well as in Colorado, California, Kentucky and South Carolina. Janet was an entrepreneur, traveled extensively and always enjoyed an active social life.

Janet White

Janet White

Janet had four children with her first husband, Roger Anderson, and two children with her second husband, Ron Givler.

Janet is survived by her children Diane (Bill) Deblon of Blue Earth, Linda Anderson (Kathi Gebhardt) of Fort Atkinson, Wis., Connie (Jim) Hughes of Merrill, Wis., Kevin Anderson of Arvada, Colo., Pamela Roberts (Dan Schmidt) of Albert Lea and Shawn (Rebecca) Givler of Middleton, Wis.; grandchildren Christopher Blazek, Joshua Deblon, Maria Deblon, Zachary Deblon, Jon (Kimberly) Hughes, Samantha (Chris) Nelson, Rachel (Roger) St. Vincent, Ethan Anderson, Tara (Jesse) Stirling, Tatum Roberts, Toni Roberts, Taylor Roberts, Tanelle Roberts, Gabriel Givler, Grace Givler and Genesis Givler; two great-grandchildren and two on the way; siblings Beverly Ann Howell, Jess Havens, Eulala O’Donnell, Mary Ellen Havens and Elaine Koester; and aunt, Arleen Schnorenberg.

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Janet is preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Florence; grandson, Ryan Hughes; and sisters Barbara Jean Howden and Margaret Cusey.

A private family ceremony will be held with a burial in Ely at a later date.