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Janet Boner

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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, Janet Nelson Boner was unexpectedly recruited by God to join His bridge team. We are confident that the fishing is also very good or she would not have agreed to go. Janet always caught the first, the biggest and the most fish. Along with her passion for fishing and bridge Janet was also a talented artist and seamstress. Janet also loved to travel, as long as she was accompanied by her youngest daughter, Claudia, and together they traveled to many far reaches of the world. Janet was passionate about life, but her highest priority and greatest joy in life was her love for her family and friends. Janet always offered a smile and kind support to all, even as she suffered in silence in recent years. We will forever respect and remember her for her kindness and strength.

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Janet was born on Feb. 5, 1929, in Des Moines to Alex R. and Vera A. (Kaut) Nelson. She graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in interior design. While at college she met Harry Boner and on May 6, 1951, they were married and made their home in Denver where they raised five children. Janet continued the family tradition of summers at Gull Lake where many of the family’s best memories were made. Janet’s love of the lake eventually led to her decision to make the cabin she loved her full time home.

Janet will forever be remembered by her family and many friends. Her daughters, Claudia Allene, Nisswa, Minn., Maria Mason, Woodside, Denver, Colo., Pamela Ann (Bill Sinn) Mason, Lakeshore, Minn.; her sons, Nelson Lee (Lisa) Boner, Concord, Calif., Joseph Alexander (Mary) Mason, Castle Rock, Colo.; her grandchildren, Jessica, Ria, Allene, Grace, Mason, Faith and Luke. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; her parents, Alex and Vera; her sister, Allene; and her dear friend, Dr. Gene Bierhaus.

Interment will be in Des Moines, Iowa, at a later date.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Gull Lake Yacht Club at 19696 Love Lake Rd, Brainerd, Minn. In lieu of gifts, donations could be made to Gull Chain of Lakes Association, P.O. Box 102, Nisswa, MN 56468.

Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

www.brenny.com

(800) 824-5051

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