Visitation: Visitation will begin at 4:00pm Friday, May 6, 2016 at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Chapel with family present from 6:00-8:00pm.
Service: Funeral services will be 10:00am Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Harrisburg United Methodist Church.
Ardis Jane “Janie” (Aleck) Thomsen, 71, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Sioux Falls, SD.
Janie as people knew her by was born December 26th, 1944 to James and Charlotte (Forsberg) Aleck. Janie grew up in Harrisburg, SD and graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1962. After graduation, Janie went to nursing school in Sioux Falls and graduated in 1963 as an LPN. She started working for McKennan Hospital. Janie was a dedicated nurse and was nursing for 33 years. In 1964, Janie met the love of her life Arlen Thomsen at McKennan. On August 12, 1966 Arlen and Janie were married at First Baptist Church in Sioux Falls. They were blessed with a daughter, Lisa in 1967. In 1972 they were blessed with a son, Micheal.
Janie was very active in the Harrisburg United Methodist Church and was an inspiration to all who knew her in the church.
Janie loved to knit and crotchet and made many scarves for the homeless people in Sioux Falls as well as stocking hats.
Janie was very dedicated to god and read the bible every day and read devotions every day.
Janie is survived by her husband of 50 years, Arlen Thomsen, daughter, Lisa Garner, son, Mike; grandson, Derek Thomsen, grandson, Connor Cavin and sister, Londa Vickerman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Arlys Loveland and a brother, Jimmie Aleck.
Funeral services will be 10:00am Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Harrisburg United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at 4:00pm Friday, May 6, 2016 at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Chapel with family present from 6:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Harrisburg United Methodist Church.
4 messages have been left
Arlen and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Janie was such a wonderful lady. When thinking of her, I can only remember her larger-than-life smile and laugh. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Arlen and Family,
We were so shocked to hear that Janie was not doing very well and were very saddened to learn of her passing. She was a friend to all, a very special person. We are not able to attend her funeral service, as we have family coming this weekend. Please know that you all will be in our thoughts and prayers tomorrow. May you feel God’s comforting presence now and in the days and weeks to come.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from God’s word at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. Heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.
I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. I personally know the loss of a loved one, and the pain can seem overwhelming. However I found comfort in the Bible’s promise for the future. Acts 24 : 15 speaks of a resurrection, a time when God will reunite us with our loved ones again! I hope this helps bring some comfort in this time of sorrow.