Doris Jaton


April 19, 1935 - April 19, 2018



          Doris Elizabeth Jaton, of Mitchell, went to join her beloved Glen in her heavenly home on April 19, 2018 at the Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Her family is confident there was a great celebration there as it was Doris’s 83rd birthday. . Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday, April 23 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be 4-6:00 PM Sunday, April 22 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell with a 6:00 PM scripture service Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

All family members are invited to join in the rosary starting at 3:00 PM Sunday at the church.

          Doris Bowar was born to Arthur and Bertha (Weber) Bowar on April 19, 1935 and was raised on a farm near Dimock, SD with seven sisters and one brother. After high school graduation from Parkston, she worked in Mitchell at First National Bank.

          While living and working in Mitchell, she met the love of her life, Glen Jaton. They were united in marriage on January 3, 1959 and proceeded to build their life together on a farm west of Ethan. The 1960s were filled with productive years for them as they were blessed with five sons and two daughters over a nine year stretch. Doris was always busy on their dairy farm cooking, doing laundry, raising chickens, and caring for a large garden for the growing family. Doris was also active in her community with PTA and their church as she taught CCD and was a member of the Altar Society. She was her children’s biggest fan attending all games and performances over the years. After raising their children, Glen and Doris enjoyed more time for fun. This included more travel to visit family and to attend Glen’s Navy reunions. At this time they purchased a camper and began to go camping with their kids and grandkids. There were many wonderful memories created on these camping adventures for adults and kids alike.

          After losing Glen to cancer in 2006, Doris moved to Mitchell. She enjoyed spending time there with her sisters and was active in card groups and her new church, the Holy Family Catholic Church. She enjoyed years of volunteer service at Queen at Peace hospital. Doris loved reading and continued to be a big Twins baseball fan. She loved to attend her many grandchildren’s games and performances too.

          Grateful for the blessing of Doris’s life are her seven children: Nancy (Dean) Pierson of Brandon, Jeff Jaton of Mitchell, Dean (Jodie) Jaton of Dell Rapids, Brenda (Jay) Hieb of Bloomington, IL, and Kevin (Lori) Jaton, Doug (Kathy) Jaton, and Jim (Lisa) Jaton, all of Sioux Falls. Doris would confirm that, of all the names she had in her life, her favorite was “Gramma” — she had 22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

          She is also survived by three sisters: Adele Boddicker and Bert Schoenfelder of Parkston and Rosemary Locken of Mitchell. Remaining in-laws include Carol Paulsen of Casper, WY, Vera & Bill Hanna of Sioux City, Wayne Jaton of Victorville, CA, and Arden Harvison of Platte. Doris was also blessed with many nieces and nephews from both sides of her extended family.

          Doris is preceded in death by her husband Glen, four sisters, Bobbie, Betty, Arlene, Rita, and one brother, Larry.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer Society, American Cancer Society, or Avera Dougherty Hospice House.



Sunday, April 22, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM Scripture Service
All family members are invited to join in the rosary starting at 3:00 PM Sunday at the church

Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Monday, April 23, 2018
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Steve & Chris Borman on April 25, 2018
Our heart-felt sympathies to you all. The Jatons are one of the best families we've had the privilege of ever knowing.God bless.
Posted by Gary & Kay Shafer on April 24, 2018
We send our Sympathy to Nancy & family in the death of your Mom, Doris Jaton. May all the good Memories of life with her bring you Comfort & Peace all the days.

She was a faithfilled person, may she enjoy the Happiness of Heaven, she so richly deserves.

The loss of a mother can never be replaced, but the love of a mother can never be lost..
Posted by Curt Puetz on April 23, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the Jaton family. Doris will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to her and her wonderful family. May she rest in peace.
Posted by Barb Hohn-Pierkowki on April 23, 2018
My sympathies and prayers to you, Nancy and the rest of your family. RIP Doris and Glen.
Posted by Mark Feiner on April 22, 2018
Your mom was among the best supporters of all yours and our school, church and community activities that made growing up in Ethan such a positive experience. My sympathies to all of you and RIP to she and Glen.
Posted by Brian and Ann Temple on April 22, 2018
Our sympathies to you. I have many, many happy memories of your mom. Hugs to you all.
Posted by Clayton Heeren on April 22, 2018
Thinking of your family. May God’s peace be with you.
Posted by Randy & Shari Sunne on April 21, 2018
Sorry for your loss. Your Mother lived a wonderful life. Your family are in our prayers.
Posted by John curry on April 21, 2018
Prayers for all family involved!! It's going to be hard, but faith in time will help comfort you in knowing she is in the hands of our dear trustworthy Lord.. God Bless all
Posted by SUsan and Kevin Nicklas on April 20, 2018
We're thinking about all of you and keeping you in our prayers.
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