Janet M. Reller, age 60, passed away peacefully on September 8th, 2017 at her home in Minnetonka, Minnesota. She was born on November 28th, 1956, in Minnetonka, Minnesota to Ruth Streit and Maurice Reller. She was a graduate of Willmar High School in 1975.
Janet worked at Edina Care and Rehabilitation center in Edina, MN. Before her career in healthcare, she worked for many years in the airline industry as a gate agent and secretary. While working full time at Northwest Airlines, Janet decided to change careers to fuel her passion of helping and caring for people. She went to school at Normandale to get two associates degrees and become a Registered Nurse.
One of Janet's proudest moments was becoming a mother to her only son, Oliver (30). He was born in San Francisco, California and they moved to Minnesota in 1989, where they called home. While working for the airline industry, Janet loved to take Oliver on airplane trips for a weekend getaway wherever they could go. Oliver joined the United States Marine Corps in 2007 through the support of his mother, who was able to feed her travel bug and visit him during his boot camp graduation in San Diego, CA and his first duty station in Okinawa, Japan.
Among the many accomplishments that Janet has accrued over her life, she was also a host mother for two exchange students, Fred Struve (Denmark) and Hernan Aguilera (Argentina) in 2001. A true testament to how selfless and caring she was.
In 2011 Janet became a grandmother to Chase (6). There was nothing on this earth she loved more than to spend time with her grandson. Helping him learn, love, grow and taking him everywhere she went. Some of their favorite places they would go are the Goodwill, garage sales, thrift stores, the beach, the library and spending time outdoors. Along with gardening, traveling, helping others, Janet, above all, loved spending time with her family. Her memories will live on in all of our hearts, forever and always.
Janet is survived by her son Oliver (30) and grandson Chase (6). Brothers, Carl, Paul and Kurt. Sisters, Patricia and Maurine. Nephews, William, Samuel, And Joseph. Nieces, Sara, Johanna, Rachael, Jami, Kelly and Claire.
Janet is preceded by Ruth Streit and Maurice Reller.
Janet's funeral service will he held Friday, September 15 at 2:00 PM, with visitation at 1:00 PM, at St.Therese, 18323 Minnetonka Blvd, Deephaven, Minnesota.