Dear Deacon Alumni & Friends:
This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Janice Dollinger on Tuesday, Aug. 2nd.
Jan was the school librarian at Nativity Elementary for over 45 years and the mother of Mark Dollinger, Teresa Dollinger* ('87) and the late Scott Dollinger ('84).
Janice Dollinger, age 76, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Vibra Hospital, Fargo, ND.
Janice was born September 4, 1939 in Hankinson, ND to Harry and Priscilla (Wilm) Medenwald. In 1957, she graduated from St. Francis Academy in Hankinson.
Jan briefly worked in St. Paul, MN after high school. She moved to Moorhead, MN and married Ellsworth “Ed” Dollinger on September 7, 1963 at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Hankinson. In 1966 they moved to Fargo where she worked over 45 years as the school librarian at Nativity Catholic School. She couldn’t leave the house without running into a former student. Ed and Jan helped to start Minn-Kota Racing Association in West Fargo, ND and they also co-owned Buffalo River Speedway with some partners.
Jan enjoyed bowling, rummage sales, playing cards, reading books, and above all else, her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Mark (Linda) Dollinger, Minneapolis, MN, Teresa Dollinger, West Fargo; daughter-in-law, Laura Dollinger, Fargo; grandchildren, David Dollinger, Minneapolis, MN, Kayleigh Dollinger, Minneapolis; Erica Dollinger, Fargo; siblings: Linda O’Meara, Mankato, MN; and Glen Medenwald, Lake Crystal, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
Janice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ed; her son, Scott; and her nieces: Jennifer O’Meara Anderson and Jamie Brossart.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 9:30am Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo
VISITATION: 5:00pm to 7:00pm with a 7:00 Prayer Service Friday, August 5, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home
INTERMENT: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo, ND
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