Jan’s obit as it appeared in the Strib:
Janice Naomi Greenfield
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Greenfield, Janice Naomi age 72, of St Paul. A devoted and conscientious mother to two sons, a friend to a host of diverse people, an ardent environmentalist who loved to hug trees, and an accomplished folkdancer, contradancer and English Country dancer, Jan died in her home from lymphoma on Sunday morning, 26 Oct 2014. As a mother she modeled friendliness, diligence, intellectual curiosity and acceptance of others; as a spouse she coaxed her husband into becoming a better man; as a friend she was reliable, loyal and forgiving. She departed this life in the same honest and principled manner as she had lived it, and was buried in a simple ceremony on 27 October with six of her immediate family in attendance. Jan is survived by her former spouse Roger Forsberg, sons Brian (Heather) and Jev (Rachelle), brother and sister-in-law Walt and Angie Greenfield and several cousins, nephews and nieces. Memorials preferred to Tapestry Folkdance Center (Minneapolis).
Jan made great contributions to the fight against a waste burner at the Rock-Tenn plant in St. Paul, against increased burning of garbage at the “HERC” incinerator in Minneapolis, and against the proposed “eco-crapper” wood burner on Lake Street in Minneapolis. All these fights were successful.
Jan was also very concerned about unnecessary electromagnetic field exposures from “smart meters.”
She maintained several websites for advocacy efforts.
The range of her interests and activities was wide–I didn’t know about them all by any means.
Jan was an exceptional person. She put her life energy into working to make our world a better place. She was much loved and will be much missed.