Janice Lyle

Dates

May 10, 1946 - July 27, 2019

Obituary

Janice Lyle, 73, of Mitchell, died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Avera Mary House in Pierre. 

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.  Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery in Gregory, SD.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service.

Janice Elaine was born at the Gregory, SD hospital to Allen and Gladys (Herrmann) Rajewich on May 10, 1946. She was baptized and confirmed at the St. John Lutheran Church in Gregory. She attended country school through 8th grade and was a graduate of Gregory High School. Robert Richey married Janice on June 14, 1963 at St. John Lutheran Church. Seven children were born to this union. After they separated, Janice moved to Mitchell where she attended MTI. After graduating from MTI, she worked at Dakota Pork for many years.

Janice later married Larry Lyle and they moved to Letcher, SD. After they separated, Janice moved back to Mitchell. Janice was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and was soon necessary for her to have medical assistance. She received care at Avera Brady in Mitchell and Golden Living Center in Pierre. She then was cared for at Mary House Long Term Care and most recently hospice care.

Janice enjoyed painting and writing poetry. She had a beautiful voice and loved singing at church and for weddings. She served as a substitute organist at her church. Her latest endeavor was crocheting blankets for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved reading novels.  She loved to care for animals and taught her children to do the same.

Janice is survived by her mother; seven children and their spouses; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank all those who assisted in Janice’s care over the past few years.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery
Gregory, South Dakota


Posted by Charlene (Richey) Juran on August 6, 2019
So sorry for your loss of Janice, she was always so nice to me and our family when our paths would cross. I'll always remember her as pretty, talented, friendly, generous and hardworking. Did not know of her health struggle, may she rest in peace.
Posted by Sue Woodraska on August 3, 2019
So sorry to hear about your mom, we were very close for years. Haven't been feeling well and worse today or would have been there. Would have been nice to see you kids again, been a long time. Take care and I am thinking of you all ❤
Posted by Hollie Karber on August 2, 2019
So sorry for your loss of jan, she was a great lady! I worked with her at Dakota pork!
Posted by Kelly Gross on July 31, 2019
I got to know Janice back in the '80s or '90s through my interactions with David. I thought that she was always such a nice, kind lady. I often noticed her driving around Mitchell in one of her vintage Chevrolets! I did not know that she had these medical struggles, I am sorry for your loss. I always liked her.
Posted by Daniel Peabody on July 29, 2019
Sorry for your loss
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