The Mass of Christian Burial for Janice C. Bushman, 76, a lifelong resident of Stewartville, will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Stewartville with Rev. Kevin Connolly officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Mrs. Bushman died on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at her home of an apparent heart attack.
Janice C. Kuehntopp was born Aug. 20, 1943, in Stewartville to Harold and Maxine (Egan) Kuehntopp. She grew up in Stewartville and attended Stewartville H.S.
Janice was married on June 17, 1961, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Stewartville to Howard C. Bushman. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Stewartville, where they raised their family and lived all their married lives.
Janice was a homemaker and waitressed at her parents' restaurants - Tarsilla's and Harold's Cafe, both in Stewartville. She also was a children's daycare provider from her home for a number of years. Howard was employed at Doyle Connor Construction in Rochester. Mr. Bushman died on Dec. 29, 2004.
Janice was a member of St. Bernard's Church and the Stewartville American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping and boating with her family on Cedar Lake, Le Mieux Resort and campground near Faribault, as well as celebrating and decorating for the holidays and collected angels and bells. Janice loved time spent with her family and following her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sporting and school activities.
Janice is survived by her daughter and three sons, Brett (Cindy), Craig (Denise), Brian (LaRae), and Collen (Daryle) Irlbeck, all of Stewartville; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, Jared (Amber) Bushman and Zoey and Jace, Brianna (Justin) Schmidt and Ella and Ava, Dani Bushman and Meah, Deidra "Dee" Bushman and Ryker, Miranda Bushman, Mitchell Bushman, Kristen (Tony) Weber and Leighton, Ryan (Krystal) Stender and Oaklyn and Kinslee, Kayla Irlbeck, Brooke (David) McAlpine and Paisley and Brooklyn; one brother, Greg (Linda) Kuehntopp of Minnesota City, and one sister-in-law, Marian Kuehntopp of Spring Hill, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; her parents; her sister, Marleen Kinny; and brother, Gary Kuehntopp.
A time of visitation for family and friends will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church and one hour prior to the service Monday morning. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Janice are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com.