Janice M. Klein, 63, of Dell Rapids passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church, Dell Rapids. Interment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Kahler Funeral Home and will resume at 6:00 p.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church. A Christian Wake Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. To leave condolences please visit www.kahlerfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary Catholic Church Building Fund.
Janice Marie Klein was born on October 29th, 1948 in Le Mars, Iowa, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Colling. In 1953 her family moved to Howard, South Dakota. She graduated from St. Agatha Catholic School in 1966, and received her Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University in 1970.
Janice began working for Northwestern National Bank (now Wells Fargo) in Sioux Falls in 1970. In 1972 she started working as a personal banker at the branch location in Dell Rapids, where she got to know many people in the community. She retired from Wells Fargo in 2007.
Janice was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dell Rapids, regularly attending daily Mass and participating in St. Mary’s functions. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially her granddaughters. Her other hobbies and interests included quilting, knitting, craft projects, spending time outdoors, traveling, and visiting with friends over coffee at the local grocery store.
Those left to cherish her memory include her three daughters and four granddaughters all of Sioux Falls, Kim (Troy), Sierra, Jaxsyn, and Shayda Swift; Jackie Klein; and Jessica (Mark) and Kenna List. She is also survived by her siblings, Therese Erickson, Fred (Irene) Colling, Gene (Kyle) Colling, and Anita (Mike) Harlan. She was preceded in death by her parents.