Janet Marie Somsen-McKinnon

1951 ~ 2023

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Janet Marie Somsen-McKinnon, age 71, passed away January 3, 2023, of un-expected natural causes; following a string of ongoing health issues, while at her home. She was born July 5, 1951, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Betty Gail and Gerhard Eric Adelt.

She completed her mortal journey as the heavens opened, and angels rejoiced as she met her Heavenly Father with open arms on Tuesday, they welcomed Janet home again. Her pain is gone; only pure joy, love and laughter accompanied by hugs and kisses from all those welcoming Janet into their embrace once again. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Survived by spouse, Vincent McKinnon, South Jordan, Utah; two daughters, Lisa Hawker-Murphy (Pat), SLC, Utah; Colleen Stacks (Keith), Ogden, Utah; two sons, Ron Hawker, West Jordan, Utah; Bryan Hawker (Pauline), West Jordan, Utah; fifteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren.
Janet is preceded in death by her father Gerhard Eric Adelt, her mother Betty Gail Adelt, her three brothers Eric Hyde Adelt, Gary Cowley Adelt, and Lawrence “Larry” Allen Adelt.

Janet is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was an enormous Elvis Presley fan and enjoyed watching his movies and listening to his music. She was truly a lover of all things good in this life, and a very compassionate, caring, and loving soul.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2 PM at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 N St E, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103. Friends and family may visit Larkin Mortuary for a viewing from 12-1:30 PM., 260 E South Temple.


So sorry to hear of Janet's passing. I know my dad truly loved her and I know she really missed him when he passed away. I'm happy to see that she was able to find love and happiness in her life before passing and I know her family will miss her. My condolences to all of you.

- Erica Somsen

Vince my friend, please know how sorry we are for you and the entire family. With pain and broken hearts, we pass onto you all our deepest condolences. Janet is a one in a million as are you. It takes a very special soul to care for another extraordinary person such as her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and never hesitate to call and come to see us. We will always be with you, as she will always be with us. Bis wir unseren Freund I'm Himmel wiedersehen.

- Helga, Toblerone and Anil Bruckner

Our precious Janet, taken back home far to soon. What a beautiful soul. Vince our heart's are aching for you my dearest friend. Our sincerest condolences from our families here in Switzerland and Germany. May God bless you and keep her close.
Auf Wiedersehen fur jetzt unser lieber Engel.

- Hans & Jenn Frydenlund

Vince and the entire family, please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of our beloved Janet. She was the angel who could lighten the darkest room, just with her smile alone. Her heart and soul was pure as newly fallen snow and her laugh made you feel alive. We are all fortunate to have met and spent time together for those who called her a friend. Vince, if you need anything, please reach out my dearest friend. You where her everything and I know she was yours. We love you.

- Janie Tolson & Family

We were so grieveful hearing of your beautiful Janet's death. She was so wonderful and impressive and you could actually knew how she cared by how she treated others. May you receive all the blessings to get you through you sorrow. Much love.

- Desmond Chu

I can not put into words or even come close to comprehending your loss for your lovely, wife and best friend Janet. When you would speak to her and call her or say "Yes my Love," I knew you were completely genuine and meant every word. I can only cry when I think of the two of you. God and family now have her in their care. She is special, but so are you, for all you provided to her.
Addio Janet

- Danielle Ferrazi