Obituary | Janet Wood of Karlstad, Minnesota

Janet Wood

September 22, 1959 – August 23, 2022

Janet Wood was born on September 22, 1959 in Powell, WY to Merlin and Wionia (Schmidt) Slaathaug.  She lived in Amidon, ND for several years where she loved riding their horse “Buttons” before moving to Karlstad where she attended school and graduated from in 1977.  She attended Book Keeping school at Northland Technical College in Thief River Falls, Mn. and worked for Arctic Cat in Karlstad for 6 years.  She then focused all of herself in raising her two children, Cassie and Cody.  She was united in marriage to Richard Wood on May 31, 2001 in Thief River Falls, Mn and the two made their home in Karlstad.  Janet worked at the ODC as a Job Coach for a number of years before retiring and has since made her home in the Karlstad community. Janet passed away, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo at the age of 62.

Janet was active in Bible Study Group at the Karlstad Gospel Tabernacle, enjoyed water color painting, and above all else her Grandkids who she lived for.

She is survived by her husband Richard of Karlstad, son Cody (Laurie) Slaathaug of Karlstad, daughter Cassie (Alan) Port of Virginia, MN, her mother Wionia Slaathaug of Karlstad, grandchildren Damon, Aaron, Troy, Caleb, Cody Jr. Slaathaug, Luke Pagnac, Clara Northup, Sister Audrey (Mac) Bailey of WI, Brother Todd (Shaun) Slaathaug of NC, Brother in Law Todd Sheehan of WI, along with several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Janet was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, her father Merlin, Sister Kim Sheehan, and her best friend Cindy Cormiere.

Janet’s family would like to add a very special thank you to the Karlstad Rescue Squad, Sanford Life Flight and all the ICU Nurses at Sanford Medical Center for the special care they all provided.

A Memorial Service was held at 1:00PM, Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Collins Funeral Chapel in Karlstad.




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