Janice Lindaas, 78, of Mayville, ND, died Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville. Janice Roberta Pederson was born April 5, 1936 to Robert and Josie (Hanson) Pederson of Mayville. Her four sisters and five brothers were raised with a love for music and for each other. On October 26, 1956, she married her high school sweetheart, Elroy Lindaas. Together, they raised seven children while farming northeast of Mayville. Janice had a talent for creating beautiful things. She loved tending her flower gardens. She sewed clothes for her family and also made many beautiful quilts. She crocheted and did oil paintings. She enjoyed ceramics and even had a small ceramic shop. Janice also worked at the Mayville Coast to Coast and Ben Franklin stores for a short time. She was a Sunday school teacher, church choir director, and 4-H leader. She played the piano and had a beautiful soprano voice. Janice sang with friends in a women’s group called “Grace Notes.” She and Elroy sang together and were in a mixed group called “Jubilation.” They hosted barn dances at their farm for many years. Janice adored children and was a kind and nurturing mother and grandmother. Janice was diagnosed with dementia and became a resident of Meadowlark Lane in Luther Memorial Home in Mayville in December, 2010. There she was in the care of kind and devoted staff who became a second family to her. Despite her dementia, she continued to carry her love of music with her. Elroy often brought his guitar to the nursing home to sing to and with her. Often when words wouldn’t come, she could still sing and harmonize with Elroy. Music had a calming and therapeutic effect on her. Janice is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Elroy, Mayville; seven children, Helen (Al) Hoyt, Mayville, ND; Annette (Mark) Kanko, Castroville, TX; Karen Sedevie, Minot, ND; Darlene McGovern, Moorhead, MN; Jeff (Jill) Lindaas, Mayville, ND; Roberta (Bryan) Welp, Woodbury, MN; Naomi (Reed) Roisum, Moorhead, MN; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Janice is also survived by two sisters, Alma Wayne, Corona, CA; Ida Mae Rypkema, Bemidji, MN; and three brothers, Arthur Pederson, Mora, MN; Leroy Pederson, San Marcos, TX; and Clark Pederson, Saitama, Japan. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Ordell Pederson and Curtis Peterson, and two sisters, Natalie Nankivel and Beverly Nees. Visitation: Will be 5 – 7:00 PM with a 7 PM Public Prayer Service on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel, in Mayville, ND and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.. Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Mayville Lutheran Church in Mayville, ND. Burial: Will be at the Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, ND.