Janice, 77, of Saint Paul Park passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul.
Janice Marie Barghusen was born August 4, 1940 in Red Wing to Arnold and Elise (Kuyath) Barghusen. Janice was three when her mother passed away and in her mother’s obituary it said that, “Janice brought sunshine into mother’s heart the day she was born.” She attended school in Zumbro Falls and graduated in 1958 from Lincoln High School in Lake City. On June 20, 1959 she married Lloyd Grobe at Lincoln Church in rural Lake City.
The congregation of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church was organized by eleven members on June 22, 1947. During the first years in which they gave glory to God, services were conducted in the basement of a home, in rented halls, and in the present church basement. These humble facilities served as places of worship during the initial ten years of the congregation.