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Janice Summers

Janice Summers, age 72, of Carrington, ND, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington.

Janice Helen Unverzagt was born August 5, 1939, in Fargo, ND, to Pearl (Thompson) and Ernest Unverzagt. She attended Regent Public School and graduated in 1955. After attending Dakota Business College in Fargo, she spent time in California where she met and married Larry Wright in 1963. Following Larry’s death in San Diego in 1969, she relocated to Pettibone, ND. In 1976, she married Eugene Summers. In 2002, they moved to Carrington where they have since resided and enjoyed their retirement.

Janice was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and grandmother.

Janice is survived by her husband Eugene; daughter Julie (Don) Kessel, Humble, TX; and grandsons Chandler and Carter Kessel; mother Pearl Unverzagt, Bismarck, ND; brother Bill (Betty) Unverzagt, Fargo, ND; sisters Janna Unverzagt and Patsy (Norlyn) Schmidt, Bismarck, ND; niece Kelli Unverzagt, Brooklyn, NY and nephew Brian Schmidt, Bismarck, ND.

She is preceded in death by her father Ernest and nephew Mark Unverzagt.


MEMORIAL SERVICE: At a later date.

Posted Condolences:



Name: Twyla (Bertsch) Anderson

Date: 04/27/2012

Message: Julie and Family My Deepest Sympathy. I to have such fond memories of Janice, she treated me like a daughter and was ALWAYS so kind. I remember it being my mom and dad's wedding anniversary and Janice helped Julie and I make an Angel Food cake for them, such a fun time it was, that's just the way Janice was, always will to help. May God comfort each and every one of you in your time of sorrow. God Bless.


Name: Loretta (Tripp) Swanson

Date: 4-25-12

Message: So sorry to hear of Janet's death.  Got to know her and Julie when I lived in Pettibone.  She was a sweet lady and enjoyed her.  Of course it was through Zana that I got to know her.  Morning coffee. I am sure she will be missed.


Name: Gail (Martin) Pollert

Date: 4/24/2012

Message: So sorry to hear about Janice. I too remember her being at Zana's "back in the day".  Still laugh when I think of your pink house and Zana painting on it.  My sympathy.



Name: Nancy Morlock

Date: April 24

Message: I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Janice.  She was always a very good friend to Grandma Zana.  My thoughts are with the entire family.



Name: Janet (Zollner) Buchholz

Date: April 24, 2012

Message: My deepest sympathy to Janice's family.  She was the other girl in our little graduating class of Regent High School '55.  Our little group has dwindled to three.  It is so hard to believe that we are of the age that these things begin to happen.  We had some good times during our high school years and the memories linger.  Again, my sympathy to the family.

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