Janet Jean Hoffard, 73, of Thief River Falls, MN, died suddenly on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at her residence.

Funeral services will be on 2 PM on Friday, August 19, 2022, at Zion Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. Timothy Lundeen officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-7 PM, with a Prayer Service at 7 PM, Thursday, August 18, 2022, at Zion Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, MN.

Following lunch, the burial will be at St. Johns Cemetery, McIntosh, MN.

On January 17, 1949, Janet was born to Norman and Iva (Morvig) Broske at Fosston, MN.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.  Janet was raised in Winger, MN, where she attended elementary school; she graduated from McIntosh High School in 1967.

On October 19, 1968, Janet Broske was united in marriage to Lowell Hoffard at Calvary Lutheran Church, Winger, MN.  Lowell was in the United States Airforce, and the family moved to Germany in 1969, where Timothy was born.  They returned to McIntosh, where they lived until 1974 when they moved to Thief River Falls.  Janet began working at the Medical Center in Thief River Falls for 50-plus years, where she was employed until she passed.

Family meant the world to Janet, as she loved her children, grandchildren, siblings, family, and friends.  Gathering with her family for meals, activities, holidays, and school events kept her busy.  Going to Breezy Point, MN, to see her favorite Elvis Impersonator was a great time.  Her personality was always in a good mood, caring, loving, helping, and nurturing family, friends, and her patients.  She was a “Genuine Soul”!  Baking, Bingo, Left Right Center dice games were things she enjoyed doing.

Survived by her children, Timothy (Cassandra), Savage, MN; Tony (Shelli), Mentor, MN; Daniel (Laura), Breezy Point, MN; Jason (Veronica), Lonsdale, MN; and Melissa Davis, Park Rapids, MN; grandchildren, Nicholas, Bailee, Brady, Ian, Kylee, Tristen, Grace, Toby, Estela, Joaquin, Javier Hoffard, Olivia, Laila, Jaden Davis; sibling, Sylvia (Myron) McCollum, Bejou, MN, Patricia Brown, Eagan, MN, Roy Broske, Northfield, MN, and Gordon (Sharon) Broske, Albert Lea, MN, sister-in-law, Linda (David) Ward, Erskine, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lowell, parents, Norman and Iva Broske, sister, Karen Uecker.