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Jane Clark

d. January 16, 2020

On January 16th, 2020 Jane Marie Clark (Joel, Rice) cherished mother, grandmother, sister, and wife, passed away at the age of 78. Born in Wells, MN June 18th, 1941 to Fred and Amrita Joel, Jane was the second oldest of eight siblings. The family lived in the Mapleview subdivision, where Jane was crowned “Miss. Mapleview”, before moving into Austin when she was a teenager. She graduated from Pacelli High in 1959 and married Robert Rice in 1961. Jane was a stay at home mother to her four beloved children until 1983. It was then that she moved on from her first marriage and returned to school while co-parenting her children. She found purpose in raising her children and the many years she spent serving residents at Sacred Heart Assisted Living. It was in 1994 that Jane married her husband, Larry Clark. They were married for 26 years, truly in sickness and in health. Jane was a woman of many talents and passions. She enjoyed being in her garden surrounded by peonies and tea roses, cooking, painting, camping, and collecting antiques, crystal bells and ceramic dolls of all shapes and sizes. In quieter moments she could often be found dancing and singing in the kitchen, in her bare feet, with coffee brewing on the counter. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the light of her life and she was never happier then when she had a baby in her arms. She was known, and will be remembered, for her quick wit, a wicked sense of humor, and an infectious laugh that made her blue eyes glow. Jane was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Amrita Joel, her brother Fred Joel and her sister Renee Raimann (Joel). She is survived by her husband Larry Clark, her children Lisa Turvey (James Turvey), Robert Rice (Pamela Rice), Amy Blackstad (Jon Blackstad), and Andrew Rice (Lynn Rice) along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Jane was a strong and independent woman before being strong and independent was the norm. She leaves behind her a legacy of family that is infinitely better for having been blessed to have her in their lives. A celebration of Jane’s life will be held Friday, January 24th, at Mayer Funeral Home in Austin from 5 to 7 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 25th at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin at 11 AM with Father James Steffes officiating. Visitation will also be held 1 hour prior to the service at church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to donor’s choice.

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Friday, January 24 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Saturday, January 25 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Funeral Service

Saturday, January 25 2020
11:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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