Janet Naomi Friedland Rhodes passed away peacefully of renal failure on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Auburn Community Hospital. She was born in Gary, Indiana on May 27, 1936 to Amy and Gustav Friedland who were personally invited to emigrate from Sweden to the United States to work for Andrew Carnegie.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers Sigurd and Randall and her husband of 61 years John Gary Rhodes.
Janet is survived by her son Steven (Tammy Jo), daughter Lori (Gary Pettit) and grandchildren Lucas Pettit, Alexandria Williams, Christina Rhodes, Daniel Rhodes, Nicole Rhodes and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private celebration of her life will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church at the convenience of the family.
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Westminster Presbyterian Church
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