Janiece Quam, 1938-2018

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Memorial services for Janiece G. Quam, 80, of Albert Lea will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Todd Walsh will officiate. A private burial will take place at a later date. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Janiece Quam

Janiece died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community.

Janiece Gail Quam was born July 27, 1938, in Northwood, the daughter of Vale and Bernice (Juhl) Low. She grew up and attended school in Emmons. On July 10, 1955, Janiece was united in marriage to C. Paul Quam at Silver Lake Lutheran Church. She retired from Thorne Crest as a nursing assistant. Janiece was a member of Central Freeborn Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the Elks Club and the Eagles Club.

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Janiece loved being a mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister and auntie. She was the matriarch of the family and taught all of them how to live and love. Janiece always put others before herself. She loved her family to the fullest. She never missed an event that involved her kids or grandkids. Janiece loved to bake for her family. Molasses krinkles and lefse were her specialties. She spent many Friday and Saturday nights dancing and playing cards. She also never missed cheering on the Twins and Vikings. She was always busy and the only time she sat down was to watch her stories. Janiece had the best sense of humor and had a saying for everything. She will be remembered for her kindness and spunk for life. Her love for her family was so great and witnessed by all.

Janiece is survived by her children Jeff (Charlotte Haukoos) Quam, Scott (Carol) Quam, Steve (Karen) Quam, Lori (Jeff) Miller, Jon Quam and Craig (Kim) Quam; grandchildren Chad (Rochelle) Quam, Gretchen (Matt) Wangen, Wade Quam, Jenna Miller, Jesse (Sophie Miller) Quam, Sarah (Josh Adams) Quam, Devan (Lucas) Kreuscher, Erin (Brandon) Brackey, Kate (Cory Camerer) Quam, Sam Quam and Sedona Quam; many great-grandchildren; sisters Sandy (Joe) Becker and Cindy (Dave) Mucha; and sisters-in-law Phyllis Quam, Ginny Light and Mary Overson.

Janiece was preceded in death by her husband, C. Paul Quam; parents Vale and Bernice Low; parents-in-law Orin and Carmen Quam; granddaughter, Amy Beth Quam; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.