Longtime Como Park resident, age 87, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2023.
Preceded in death by husband and high school sweetheart, Richard Keran; parents, Leonard and Emma (Lang) Godfrey; brother, Gerald Godfrey; and son-in-law, Daniel Carlson.
Survived by children, Patty Carlson, Tom (Tammy) Keran, Jimmy Keran, Danny (Bonnie) Keran; nine loving grandchildren; four precious great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
As a young girl, Jan worked at Sansby Drug Store and Ancker Hospital. She later worked at Boss Truck Lines, Midwest Motor Express, Smarte Carte and finally as legislative aide to late St. Paul City Councilman, Jim Reiter. After retirement, she volunteered in the United Hospital Gift Shop. Jan loved all of her jobs and made many lasting friendships over the years.
Jan loved life and everything it had to offer, as long as it was fun! She was the first Rice Street Queen (the year they paved the streets). She loved the Minnesota State Fair and worked for years selling popcorn in the Beer Garden. She always loved a concert or going to the casino and never missed a St. Patrick's Day celebration.
Jan enjoyed taking part with her family at Holy Childhood Church and School. She loved walking around Como Lake and participating in all of the activities through Northwest Como for her kids. She always took such joy in her grandkids' events and activities. She also cherished time spent at the cabin with her family and she always made the holidays so very special.
Jan was always friendly and kind while treating everyone with respect. She was a shining role model to her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. Jan always found the positive in people and things. Her loss is immeasurable to her family.
Visitation 4:00 - 7:00 PM Tuesday, December 5 at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home (Roseville), 2130 N. Dale St., Roseville, MN.
Visitation 9:30 - 10:30 AM Wednesday, December 6 at the Church of St. Bernard, 187 Geranium Ave. W., St. Paul, MN followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM.
Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
If you would like to honor Jan, please wear something red.