Jeanette O. Pangrac


Jeanette O. Pangrac, 95 year old resident of Upsala, MN passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Upsala Senior Living in Upsala. A Funeral Service was held Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Upsala, MN with Mavis Buker officiating. Burial was in the Church Cemetery. V
Jeanette Olive Holmen was born on August 12, 1927, to the late George and Olive (Johnson) Holmen. She grew up near Upsala by Cedar Lake. Jeanette graduated with the class of 1945 from Upsala High School. After graduation, she attended the Minnesota School of Business and became a secretary and worked in Minneapolis. Jeanette married Vernon Pangrac on September 18, 1948 at the Community Covenant Church in Upsala and they were married for 72 years. They spent the majority of their time farming near Upsala where they raised three boys. In 1966 she became the High School Secretary in Upsala and retired from there in 1992. Jeanette always enjoyed outdoor activities including swimming and fishing, as well as watching her boys and grandchildren play sports. She spent a lot of her time cooking and baking for family and friends. She enjoyed the many travels she and Vern were able to do during their married years. Jeanette will be remembered as a loving, caring person. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
Jeanette is survived by her three sons and their families, Dale (Carmene) Pangrac of Lewiston, Dewey Pangrac of Grey Eagle, Dan (Vicki) Pangrac of Bowlus; brother, David (Shirley) Holmen; sisters-in-law, Fran Holmen, Carolyn Holmen, Marlene Anderson and Pat Pangrac; grandchildren, Kimberly Olson, Kristi, Adam, Michael, Jessie and Jorden Pangrac; great-grandchildren, Mallory, Gavin, Amelia Olson, Mae and Brooklyn Pangrac.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents, George and Olive Holmen; husband, Vernon; brothers, Dennis, James, Leonard Holmen; daughter-in-law, Judy Pangrac; brothers-in-law, LeRoy and Gaylord Pangrac, Jim Anderson; sisters-in-law, Peggy Holmen, Ardie Pangrac.