Janice Strinden


Janice Elaine (Semmens) Strinden passed away on May 1, 2022 in Fargo, ND. Janice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. She was known for her kindness, charm, wit, love of chocolates, athleticism, and sense of style as well as her beauty.

Janice was born April 25, 1934 in Valley City, ND and grew up in Litchville, ND. She spent most of her adult life in Grand Forks where she raised her children, volunteered, supported UND athletic teams and played many games of tennis. Janice was a tremendous asset and partner for her husband Earl both in his political career and in working on behalf of UND Alumni Foundation. Those two kids from Litchville, ND had an amazing 68 years together as they raised five kids; built a successful career, traveled the world and met Presidents, astronauts, business and political leaders. Janice’s favorite place was watching the sunsets and spending time with her family and friends at their lake home at Lake Lida.

Janice will be greatly missed by her husband Earl, her 5 children, Ronda (Dave) Zupi, Jon (Sandi) Strinden, Karen (Tony) Grindberg, Tom (Michelle) Strinden and Beth (Todd) Kadoun. She will also be missed by her 14 grandchildren Andrew (Rachel) Strinden, Beth Ann (Ward) Demontigny, Daniel (Elizabeth) Strinden, Thomas (Shana) Beadle, Michael (BreAnna) Zupi, Emily Strinden, Ashlyn (Jeremy) Host, Chase (Katie) Grindberg, Jacob Strinden, Isaac Kadoun, Katie Kadoun, Joe Strinden, Ben Strinden, Sarah Strinden plus 8 great grandchildren (with one more on the way) and many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Nina Semmens, three sisters LaFerne Beglau, Corrine Opdahl and Doris Sand.

A celebration of life event will be held Friday June 3rd, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at Zion Lutheran Church On Franklin Lake in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the UND Foundation for the Earl and Jan Strinden Endowment.

Condolences and memories may be shared at Arrangements entrusted to  Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home - Fargo, ND

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