Janet Kelley


June 24, 1947 - March 31, 2021


Janet Kelley, 73, of Mitchell, SD, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Per Janet's wishes, no funeral services will be held. Burial was at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Janet Kathleen Kelley was born on June 24, 1947 to Wayne “Bill” and Dorothy Kelley in Mitchell. She attended school in Mitchell, and graduated from high school in 1965. She trained as a lab tech and worked at the Methodist Hospital.

Janet married Michael N. Catalano in 1974. A son, Michael A., was born to them. Mike passed away in 1988.

Janet also worked at Shopko after the Methodist Hospital closed. She then went on to college, earning a master's degree in psychology from SDSU in 1996. She worked as a guidance counselor at Sisseton and Huron schools.

During Janet's time in Huron, she was diagnosed with cancer on her leg which she battled twice. In 2001 she was declared disabled. Following her divorce, she moved to Michigan to be closer to her sister, Joyce, and later to Florida.

After her sister passed away, Janet returned to Mitchell in 2013.

She enjoyed yard work, gardening, arts & crafts, quilting, sewing, genealogy, and her cats. Janet was not a person to sit still for long.

Janet is survived by her brother, Curtis (Kimmie) of LaJunta, CO.

She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Mike; sister, Joyce; and her parents.


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Posted by Christine Props Mourton on June 22, 2021
So very sorry to learn of Jan’s passing. We had lunch last year when I visited Mitchell. We were Jr High and High School friends and spent a lot of crazy times together. May her memory be eternal.
Posted by Mick Catalano on April 25, 2021
OMG....... what happened ?......... Isn't anyone, of her surviving family going to 'step-forward' and do the right thing? She was actually a wonderful, caring person. Worked at Firesteel HC facility, while she pursued a college degree in........Human Services, then a Masters Degree as a HS guidance counselor.............she and I were married for over 30 years....... I've not talked with her for 10+ years......... NO ANNIMOSITY here......... BUT, I grieve not knowing her 'passing' details... And, also, Hope she's RIP....... Michael N. 'Mick' Catalano
Posted by Michele Copeland on April 2, 2021
So sad to hear this. You were a great neighbor for many years. God Bless you!!
Posted by Clare Shaw on April 2, 2021
So very sad to hear this. Sending up prayers for your family and friends..
Posted by Karen Spelbring on April 1, 2021
Well Jan, You joined the Angels & went to the Kingdom before we had a chance to visit again. My heart is broken as I will miss the times we had that there will be no more. I will treasure the enjoyable visits & fun & laughs we were gifted with before God took you home. Deepest sympathies to your brother, your dear friend, Mona & to those that knew you & loved you! I will truly miss you & never forget you my dear friend. Love Always, karen 🌹
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