Janice Lyle


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

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 3, at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.  Burial was at IOOF Cemetery in Gregory. Visitation was one hour prior to service.

Janice Elaine was born at the hospital in Gregory 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 eighth 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. After they separated, Janice moved back to Mitchell. Janice was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and it was soon necessary for her to have medical assistance. She received care at Avera Brady in Mitchell and Golden Living Center in Pierre. She was then cared for at Mary House Long Term Care and most recently in 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.

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