The lives of Jan, Alex and Jack tragically ended on Saturday, February 22, 2020. We are using this site to share information with family and friends, and to give people a place to share their memories and condolences. Memorial service information is posted below.
** Coronavirus update: While we are still holding the service on Saturday, please know that we understand if you are unable to attend due to concerns with the virus. Out of respect and concern for family and friends, if you or anyone in your family are showing symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, we strongly encourage you to stay home. If you are at a high risk category or feel you should avoid gatherings of people due to risk, we understand your need to stay at home. Your thoughts and prayers can still be with us!
Services will be held on Saturday, March 14, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley, MN.
10:30 - Visitation
12:00 - Service
1:00 - Luncheon
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the family to help cover costs. An on-line option for contributions is the GoFundMe website (a fee is deducted from these contributions): https://www.gofundme.com/f/1wz2sa9qw.
Correspondence with the family can be directed to:
Family of Jan Petrovich
Care of Paul Newman
114 Juniper Street
Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Jan, Alex and Jack left behind an immense number of friends - from all phases of their lives. We welcome pictures, stories and memories that will help reflect the many positive and beautiful parts of their lives. Sadly, the media focus on this heartbreaking situation obscures the reality of who we knew Jan, Jack and Alex to be. There are so many memories of "Jan and her boys" and those are the thoughts and memories on which we want to dwell. We particularly thank those of you who have spoken up about Alex and mental illness. Anyone who knew Jan knows that she was a loving and forgiving person, and that she loved her boys deeply and fiercely, and would never allow unfair disparagement of either of her sons.
Please visit the gallery for the beginning of a collection of pictures.
Close family members left behind are:
Sherry - Jan's sister and aunt to Alex and Jack
Paul (and wife Sarah) - Jan's brother and uncle to Alex and Jack
Sam - uncle to Alex and Jack
Mary -aunt to Alex and Jack
Christian, Grace and Luke - nephews/niece to Jan, cousins to Alex and Jack