OBITUARY: Jane Restrepo

Jane Cecelia Restrepo passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 17, 2019, at 102 years of age, in Newton after a short illness and a very active life.

Jane was born on July 28, 1917, in Belgrade, Minn., on a farm to John and Anna Petersen Hendrickson, the oldest of three children. She was a fourth-generation Norwegian-Swedish Minnesotan.

Jane was a small-town one-room schoolteacher, a missionary teacher in Colombia, South America, where she met her husband, Focion Restrepo in 1949, and returned with him to marry and raise a family in Minneapolis.

Jane professed Jesus as her Lord and Savior as a young girl, and was His devoted servant all of her days. She relocated to Newton in 1995, to be near family. She worked part time for the ministry of Source of Light from 1997 until her death. She kept an active contact with friends and family in many parts of the country and South America. She was fluent in the Spanish language.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother Lewis Hendrickson of Arizona. She is survived by her son, John Restrepo (Paula) of Dallas; daughter Sylvia Molgren (Don) of Newton; grandsons Zach Molgren, Josh Molgren, Nathaniel Molgren (Nichi), Andrew Molgren (Brianna) and Nels Molgren Elizabeth); a granddaughter Victoria Restrepo; six great-grandchildren; a brother John Hendrickson (Doris) of Reno, Nev.; and many loving nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Grace Community Church, 1600 S. Anderson Road, Newton, and a Celebration of Life will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Grace Community Church in Newton with a reception to follow. Burial will be in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sept. 27.

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Galatians 6:14a

Petersen Family Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements.

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