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Janelle M. Wertish Aug. 21, 1975 - July 17, 2009

RENVILLE -- Janelle Marie Wertish, 33, of rural Renville died Friday at home from pancreatic cancer. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Renville. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in rural Renville. V...

Janelle M. Wertish
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RENVILLE -- Janelle Marie Wertish, 33, of rural Renville died Friday at home from pancreatic cancer.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Renville. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in rural Renville.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the church. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Renville.

She was born Aug. 21, 1975, in Mankato. When she was two weeks old, she was adopted by Robert and Mary Miller of Renville. She attended school in Renville and later graduated from Redwood Valley High School. She graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall with a bachelor's in social work.

She married Jeremy Wertish on June 17, 2000, in Renville. They lived south of Renville. She was employed at Glesener's in Bird Island for several years and had worked with Renville County Human Services since 2002.

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She is survived by her parents; husband; daughter: Samantha; a sister: Janine (and Clayton) Miller Emilienburg of Redwood Falls; and her biological mother: Carol Strait of Minneapolis.

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