Janet Ann Peterson


October 28, 1938 - October 15, 2014



Janet Ann Ramsell  born on October 28, 1938 to Arthur and Ethel Ramsell in Huron, SD. Janet graduated from Huron High School in 1956 with awards from the National Honors Society and received her B.S. in home economics from SDSU in 1960. 

After graduating from SDSU Janet taught Home Economics at Mitchell Senior High from 1966 to 1967, worked at Farm Credit Services and retired after working 15 years at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital.  Post retirement Jan volunteered her time at Mitchell's Prehistoric Indian Village and Dakota Discovery Museum. Janet was generous with her time serving many civic organizations and church groups.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ray Henderson, brother, Paul Ramsell and sister, Ruth Cernick.

Janet is survived by her husband, Dick Peterson, Don Ditmanson, her sons: Curtis (Dianne), Keith (Dawna), and Matt (Gina) Ditmanson, grandchildren: Ashley Alves, Alisa Ditmanson, Taylor and Chase Ditmanson, Rachael Moan and Nicole Moan Tolk; great-grandchildren:  Lenora Tolk and Jamison Baartman; a sister, Betty (Mel) Fueher, step-children: Henderson children (Mark, Lori, Thomas, Jim and Dan) and Peterson children (Barry, Rob and Jill Schaefer).



In lieu of flowers, Jan has requested memorials which will be

directed towards the support of First United Methodist Church.




Friday, October 17, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
Prayer Service ~ 7;00 PM
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Cindy (McDaniel) Desy on October 25, 2014
Curt, Keith, Matt & families,
My thoughts are prayers are with you all, as a long time friend and neighbor. My arms are wrapped around you all! FLY HIGH JANET, YOU WILL BE MISSED, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. You were one and a million. GOD BLESS!
Posted by Lynn (Hanson) Heiter on October 19, 2014
I' m so sorry to hear... GOD has BLESSED us ALL with another ANGEL!! Let her Wings spread & fly amongst us. Very Special Lady.
Posted by Ruby VanScharrel on October 16, 2014
Dick, Please accept our most sincere sympathy. Jan was such a neat person, even though we didn't get to know her until we were together on that bus trip. You were so good for her. May God give you strength to continue on these next days. Love from your friends, Elwood & Ruby
Posted by Eileen Schmit on October 15, 2014
My heart aches for all of you. I wish things could have turned out better. Love and prayers, Eileen
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