Janice Rae Asleson
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Janice R. Asleson, 69, formerly of Aberdeen, SD, passed away on Feb. 22, 2020 at her home in Sioux Falls, SD. A visitation will begin at 5 PM on Thursday, at George Boom Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory in Sioux Falls, SD with her family present to greet friends from 5-7 PM. A memorial service will be 11:00 AM on Friday, Feb. 28, at the American Lutheran Church in De Smet, SD.
Janice Rae Olson was born on Feb. 5, 1951 in Huron, SD to Robert S. and Bernice (Tibbetts) Olson. Janice grew up in De Smet, SD. She graduated from De Smet High School in 1969 and continued her education at Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD.
Janice married the love of her life, Curtis L. Asleson on January 23, 1971 at American Lutheran Church in De Smet, SD. The two were blessed with three sons, Kyle, Derek and Brett.
Curt and Janice began their marriage living in Aberdeen, SD while Curt finished college. Between 1973-1975, Curt and Janice made their home in Wagner, SD where Janice worked as a teacher's aide in a kindergarten classroom. In 1975, Curt and Janice moved to Freeman, SD where Janice worked as a teacher's aide. Janice finished her degree at the University of South Dakota, earning her bachelor's degree in 1982. Upon completion, Janice began teaching at Lake Area Technical School in Watertown, SD. In 1986, they moved to Aberdeen, SD where Janice taught for ten years. In 1996, they moved to Chippewa Falls, WI where she taught until her retirement in 2006. In 2012, Curt and Janice retired and moved back to their home state of South Dakota to their home in Sioux Falls.
Janice is survived by her loving husband of 49-years, Curt Asleson; three sons, Kyle (Kristin) Asleson of Aberdeen, SD, Derek Asleson of Bonita Springs, FL, and Brett (Jessica) Asleson of Concord, CA; nine grandchildren, Kiana, Ian, Boedy, Rayne, Sophie, Hadley, Maverik, Saelor and Beck Asleson; one sister, Dorothy Evenson of Willow Lake, SD; one brother, Ron (Sue) Olson of Yankton, SD; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Hunter of Miller, SD, and Judy (Bill) Hofer of Northfield, MN; brother-in-law, Randy (LuAnn) Asleson of De Smet, SD; and many other family and friends.
Janice is preceded in death by her father, Robert Olson; her mother and step-father, Bernice and Theo Kost; brother, Glen Warkenthien; sister-in-law, Carol Warkenthien; brother-in-law, Truman Evenson; and both paternal and maternal grandparents. A more complete obituary is available at www.georgeboom.com.