Janis Ann Jensen Gjervik Wobschall

Janis Ann Jensen Gjervik Wobschall of Rochester, MN passed away with dignity on January 30, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born June 13, 1945 to Clarence and Frankie Jensen in Meridian, Mississippi.

She graduated from Kenyon, High School in 1963 and from Winona State College in 1967.  She taught Business Education in Wykoff and Wanamingo, MN. Later, she was employed at Mayo Clinic for 24 years, retiring from the Cancer Center in 2010.

On January 7, 1967 she married her high school sweetheart, Melvin Gjervik. During their marriage they resided in Anaheim, CA while Melvin served in the Marine Corps. After CA, they returned to Minnesota and settled in Rochester. Her husband Melvin passed away on September 1, 1978 leaving her with three sons: ages 7, 3, and 18 months. She fell lucky in love, and on June 17, 2005 she married her second sweetheart Harold Wobschall and they resided in Rochester.

She is survived by her husband Harold, sister Carol, children Todd (Heather) Gjervik, Michael Gjervik, Brian Gjervik, stepchildren Chandra Wobschall (Hans Dickel), Amber Wobschall (Jeremy Bratt) grandchildren Braden, Ethan, Noah and Ava Gjervik, step grandchildren Bri and Colin Dickel. Niece Carrie Foss (Bruce Boyum), nephew Chad Foss and mother-in-law Doris Gjervik as well as other family and friends. She was proceeded in death by first husband Melvin Gjervik, and parents Clarence and Frankie Jensen, and father-in-law Reverend Stan Gjervik.

In lieu of flowers, please direct any memorials to Bethel Lutheran Church Courtyard Team, the Yellow Monkey, 1119 7 St. NW Rochester, MN, 55901 or the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.

The funeral will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church, located at 810 3rd Avenue SE, Rochester, MN 55904 on Wednesday February 5th, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the church prior to the service.


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