Janice Ann Leuning


November 30, 1938 - September 5, 2015


Janice Ann Leuning of Mitchell SD entered her heavenly home on Sept 5, 2015 at the age of 76.  She was born in Dell Rapids, SD on November 30, 1938 to Edwin and Ethel (Holmvik Jacobson) Leuning. 

Jan received her elementary education in Juve Country School and graduated from Flandreau High School in 1957.  She went to Nettleton College in Sioux Falls and IBM school in Omaha.  Jan married Dean Bollinger in 1964.  She worked in Sioux Falls at various jobs.  Jan married Roger Olivier in Mitchell in 1990.  She worked in construction as a carpenter, painter, wallpaper hanger and installed ceramic tile for 35 years, retiring at the age of 75.  Her work can be seen in a 100 mile radius of Mitchell and also in Texas, Alabama and California.

Jan lived on farms near Dell Rapids and Flandreau, Madison WI, Omaha, NE, Sioux Falls, SD, Texas and Mitchell, SD.  Jan has been a member of Logan Reformed Church, Dell Rapids, St. Joseph Cathedral, Sioux Falls, Nazarene Church, Mitchell and United Church of Christ – Congregational, Mitchell.

Jan is remembered by friends as a very giving person.  She was always there with a helping hand to anyone who needed help.

Left to fondly remember Jan are her son, Scott (Candy) Bollinger, Frisco TX; grandchildren: John Miller, Bryant, Amanda, Hannah, Noah and Rebekah Bollinger; great-grandchildren: Kharter and Hazel Faith; stepsons: Greg (Carolyn) Olivier and Stewart (Julie) Olivier; step-grandchildren: Ben, Wendy, Clinton, Josh and Stacy Olivier, Steven (Margaret) and Brenden Elbaz and step-great-grandchild, Victoria. She is also survived by her sisters, Brenda May, Tucson, AZ and Jeanne (Stuart) Benson, Flandreau and numerous nieces and nephews and her first husband, Dean Bollinger. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Roger Olivier, her brother, Ken Leuning and stepson and daughter-in-law, Randy and Sara Olivier.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, September 10, 2015
11:00 AM
Reformed Church
Dell Rapids, South Dakota


Logan Cemetery
Dell Rapids, South Dakota

Posted by Marlene Meyer Westhoff on September 23, 2015
Janice was my class mate. Class of 1957, Flandreau SD. She and I reconnected at the All Class Reunion in 2009. She was a very kind person and a great class mate and I will miss her.
Posted by Lauren Leuning & Family on September 10, 2015
“If a man die, shall he live again?” asked the man Job long ago. (Job 14:14, King James Version) Perhaps you, too, have wondered about this. How would you feel if you knew that a reunion with your loved ones was possible right here on earth under the best of conditions?
Well, the Bible makes the promise: “Your dead ones will live. . . . They will rise up.” And the Bible also says: “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.”—Isaiah 26:19; Psalm 37:29.
Posted by DeAnna Hass on September 9, 2015
I shall miss you my dear friend and remember fondly our working at the Arkota and learning to dance. RIP my dear friend love always.
Posted by Patsy Ballard on September 7, 2015
You were my best friend! I knew when we met you that you were genuine. I will miss you dearly especially during this football season. Our long talks on the phone and our visits when we come to SD. From Alabama to Heaven Roll Tide Roll until we meet again I Love You Jan!!!!
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