Jan Kalka Stanlake, age 57, of Parkers Prairie, MN died Sunday, December 2nd at Alomere Hospital in Alexandria, MN following a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma.
Visitation being held December 10th, 4pm - 7pm at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria, MN. Mass of Christian burial held December 11th, 1PM at St Mary's Catholic Church with a viewing held there for one hour before mass.
Jan was born September 30, 1961 in Emerson, Manitoba to Walter and Dorothy Kalka of Pembina, ND. She attended Pembina Public School. She graduated from UND Grand Forks in 1983 with a degree in Recreational Therapy for Special Populations. She was very involved with Special Olympics at this time. In 1984 she married Ronnie Tvrdik and the couple moved to Alexandria, MN. Where she worked for several group homes, for the District 206 school system behavior modification program, and for St Mary's Catholic School running the after school enrichment program. In 2007 she married Peyton Stanlake and moved to Parkers Prairie, MN. She then became an insurance agent for Bruce Greggerson- All State Agency and Marin Radjl Country Financial Agency now of Glenwood, MN.
Jan enjoyed flower gardening, making and selling crafts, making homemade cards, and watercolor painting.Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends and being able to spoil her grandchildren.
Jan is survived by her husband Peyton; children Mariah Tvrdik (Scott Walker), Christina Tvrdik (Timothie Diehl Jr), Nicholas Tvrdik, Chelsey Burt (Brian), Chase Stanlake, Alexis Stanlake (Wyatt Grondahl), grandchildren Sylvie, Wesley, Gavin, Harper, Rowan, her mother Dorothy Kalka, brothers Jon and Jerome (Lisa) Kalka, sisters Mary (Craig) Knutson and Diane (Joel) Muir along with many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father Walter Kalka, her maternal and paternal grandparents and grandson Andrew James - son of Christina Tvrdik.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home and continue on Tuesday, December 11th, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM at St. Mary’s. Burial will be at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home. www.andersonfuneral.net