Janice Mae (Starck) Hammitt went to join our Lord in heaven on September 18, 2020. Janice was born on June 17, 1935 to Joseph and Mary Starck in Virginia, MN. She grew up in Hibbing. Janice married Dale Hammitt on September 19, 1953. They lived in Carlton, MN where their 5 children were born. The family moved to Alexandria in 1962 and then to Southern California in 1975. Janice was employed at Union Bank of California until her retirement. She and Dale returned to Alexandria where they built their retirement home. Janice enjoyed winters on Maui with son Tom, volunteering with many charities, playing bridge, singing in the Sweet Adeline's chorus, gardening, the theater, coffee on the porch and above all she put her family and friends first.
Janice is survived by her children, Tom Hammitt, Terese (Jed) Anderson, Terri Beaver, Tony (Jean) Hammitt and Tim (Sheila) Hammitt, brother Jerry (MaryJo) Starck. She was grandmother to 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Dale, parents, Joe and Mary Starck, son-in-law Glen Beaver and grandson Jono Beaver.
A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria.
A visitation will be held from 4-6 PM on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Glacial Ridge Hospice or the Hoffman Senior Living.