Janet M. Bickmann, 75

Janet M. Bickmann, age 75, of Arlington, formerly of Winsted, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Golden Hearts Senior Living Center in Arlington.

She was born July 31, 1942, in Danube, to Lowell and Marcella (Reetz) Caldwell.

Predominantly a homemaker, Janet had also worked at TSE in Arlington, and FSI in Chaska.

She was a VFW Auxiliary member, and a part of the Arlington Merry Makers.

Janet enjoyed playing games, cooking, and spending time with her friends and her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she loved and adored greatly.

She is survived by her children, Kristin (Kent) Mehlhop, Karri (Jason) Stiller, and Chad (Kelly) Hildebrandt, all of Arlington; grandchildren Melissa (Kameron) Berget, Lindsey (Adam) Voss, Colin Mehlhop, Ryan (Kourtney) DeBlois, Tyler DeBlois, Jacob Stiller, Zachary Stiller, Kimberly (Zachary) Borchert, and Courtney Hildebrandt; and great-grandchildren Addison, Kenley, Harrison and Fletcher Berget, Rylen and Madden Voss, and Lainey DeBlois.

Janet is further survived by Donnie Bickmann and his children, Christopher, Patrick, Jeffrey, and Tonya; grandchildren Bradley, Travis, Ashley, Patrick, Christopher, Alex, Joey, Kaity, Garrett, Tommy, Trevor, Tara, Trisha, Trina, and Jaxson; and great-grandchildren Madeysen, Mackenzie, Heather and Karlee.

In addition, Janet is survived by siblings Sharlotte (Eldon) Williams of Brooten, Mavis Orr of Mankato, Howard (Susan) Caldwell of Richmond, and Lynn (Ceal) Caldwell of Mapleton; and sister-in-law Audrey Serbus of Arlington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son Perry Hildebrandt; and former spouse Donald Hildebrandt.

A celebration of Janet’s life was observed Friday, Oct. 20 between 3 and 5 p.m. at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington, with a special service at 4:30 p.m.

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