Jana Murphy Schoenfelder Edwards, 62, of Rochester, Minnesota formerly of Austin, MN, passed away on Sept. 24th 2012 at Bethany Samaritan Home surrounded by her family. She had been battling Lou Gehrig’s disease for 7 months.
Jana was born December 27th, 1949 in Austin, MN to Marion and Rachel (Hanson) Murphy. She graduated from Austin High School in 1968. She returned to school in 1995 to get her degree in Interior Decorating and Design. She worked for Hinkle Quality Homes in Albuquerque, NM for 15 years. Jana also worked different jobs throughout her life including Methodist Hospital, Fabric Stores, Banking, Custom Cycle Control Systems and Cardinal of Minnesota.
On October 3rd, 1970 Jana was united in marriage to Gary D. Schoenfelder in Rochester. They had two children from this union, a daughter, Karianne and son, Chad. They were later divorced but have always remained friends. On September 6, 1997 Jana married Joe R. Edwards at their home in Placitas, NM. They were married until his death in 2004.
Jana loved to spend time with her family, her children and grandchildren. This meant so much to her. Favorite hobbies included camping, sewing, skiing, boating, country western line dancing, and decorating.
Jana is survived by 4 children. Daughter Karianne (Schoenfelder) Jake Johnson of Clarion, IA, Chad & Nicole (Palen) Schoenfelder of Rochester, MN. Step-son David Edwards of Albuquerque, NM, and Step-Daughter Christy (Edwards) Lloyd Cain. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren. Kayleen, Connor, and Meleah Johnson, William and Cole Savick, Ryland Joe Schoenfelder, Kara, Mark, and Bustamante Cain, Chantelle, Darian, and Jazzlyn Edwards.
Jana was preceded in Death by her husband Joe Edwards, Parents, MJ & Rachel Murphy, a brother James Murphy, and a grandson Alec Lawson.
Please join us for a celebration of Jana Edwards’s life at Macken Funeral Home on Oct. 3rd from 4pm-7pm. Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com