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Janice Corneil

January 31, 1940 — March 9, 2024

Dickinson

Janice Corneil, a cherished soul who departed this world on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the age of 84. Janice's life was a tapestry of love, laughter, and unwavering dedication to her family and friends. Visitation will be at 5:00 p.m. on March 14, 2024 at Stevenson Funeral Home, followed by a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held with deep reverence at 10:30 a.m. on March 15, 2024 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dickinson, ND, with Pastor Mary Wiggins offering solace and celebration of Janice's life. Following the service, she will be laid to rest at the Medora cemetery, amidst the tranquility she so loved.

Janice's journey began on January 31, 1940, in Bowman, ND, as the beloved daughter of Milford Carlson and Ione (Larsen) Carlson. Her early years in Rhame, filled with the innocence of childhood and the warmth of family, led her to a lifetime of love when she married her high school sweetheart, Clarence Corneil, on December 27, 1958. Their love story is one of enduring companionship, blessed with the joys of their children, Crystal and Todd. Janice's career as a dedicated secretary at Roosevelt Elementary and later, working side by side with Clarence at their store in Medora, showcased her unwavering commitment to her community and family.

Janice's spirit was one of adventure and curiosity, having nearly visited every state capitol, a testament to her love for travel. Her younger years were spent exploring the great outdoors, which turned into a love of gardening and flowers. She enjoyed and had an exceptional aptitude for sewing, cross-stitching, and crafts. A proud member of the Sons of Norway, PEO, and Altar Guild at St. John Lutheran Church, Janice found joy in the simple pleasures of life, like enjoying coffee with her Group and cherishing moments with her siblings.

Survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Clarence; her daughter, Crystal (Doug) DeWitt of Gainesville, GA; her son, Todd (Ella-Jo) Corneil of Medora, ND; her siblings, Conrad (Kay) Carlson of Bismarck, Judy (Dennis) Idler of Glasgow, MT, and Diann Rue of Rhame, ND; and her sister-in-law, Polly Carlson. Her spirit will continue to shine through her grandchildren, Christopher (Mary Kate) DeWitt, and Courtney (Sam) Flohr, Katie Rapp, Camron and Carter Corneil, and her eight great-grandchildren, who brought immense joy and pride to her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Milford and Ione; her brother, Greg Carlson; and brother-in-law, Gary Rue.

Janice's departure leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew her, yet we take comfort in the memories of her kind nature, her infectious laugh, and her witty sense of humor that brightened our days. As we say goodbye, we also celebrate the remarkable life of a woman who taught us the importance of love, family, and the beauty of life's journey. Janice Corneil will forever be remembered and dearly missed.




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