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Fiksdal Funeral Service
Thursday May 31st, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Enemy Swim Cultural Center
Friday June 1st, 2018
2:00pm

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Janet Leigh Welch

WATERTOWN – Janet Welch, 58, of Watertown and formerly of Waubay passed away Tuesday May 29, 2018 at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday June 1, 2018 at The Enemy Swim Cultural Center. Burial will be at Lakewood Cemetery near Waubay. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. on Thursday at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster. Fiksdalfuneral.com Janet Leigh Welch was born on March 23, 1960 to Wallace and Gloria (Barse) Welch at Sisseton, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at St. James Episcopal Church at Enemy Swim.. She attended school in Waubay and graduated in 1978. Janet continued her education at Sisseton Wahpeton Community College receiving an accounting degree as well as Mount Marty in Watertown, where she obtained a degree in respiratory therapy. She worked at Lake Area Hospital in Webster until 1986 when she took a position at Dakota Sioux Casino as payroll manager. In 1998, when she moved to Mille Lacs, Minnesota where she was the accounts manager at the Grand Casino. Janet returned to Watertown in 2000 and worked various jobs in the area until she returned to Dakota Sioux Casino where she was currently employed as senior accountant. Janet was a member of the Waubay American Legion Auxiliary. She had a great love for life and knew how to have fun! She enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, cross stitch, rummage sales, diamond painting, babysitting, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Janet passed away Tuesday May 29, 2018 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 58 years, 2 months, and 6 days. She will be forever loved and greatly missed by her children: Jennifer (Jeramie) McBrien, Jerrin (Kayela) Stulken both of Elkton, SD, Jeremy (Sally) Stulken of Brookings, SD, and Randy “RJ” (Adam) Welch of Rutland, SD, grandchildren: Harley, Austin, Mason, Jae-Lynn, Zane, Maddyx, RaeLee, and Izabel. She is also survived by six brothers: Loris (Catrisha) Welch of Waubay, SD, Loren (Delores) Welch of Shakapee, MN, James (Lisa) Welch, Jon (Tina) Welch both of Sioux Falls, SD, Daryl Lufkins, and Jason Lufkins both of Watertown, SD, two sisters: Alexis Douville of Sioux Falls, SD, and Joy (Harvey) Renville of Agency Village, SD, grandmother Gerri Welch of Liberty, MO, and step-father Marv Allison of Waubay, SD. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be 5 – 7 P.M. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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You were an amazing woman and always had a smile for the world. You will truly be missed. Fly high and smile down on us until we meet again. Love, Rob, Lori and Sara

Grothaus Jun 1 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janet Welch

Grothaus Jun 1 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janet Welch

Betty Madsen May 31 2018 12:00 AM

I remember all the crazy things we did growing up! What fun we had at the farm. Janet was always a firecracker, She always knew just what to say to cheer you up and make you smile. In 2000 she encouraged me to apply for a new job, I was really afraid to fail but she pushed me to go for it and I got that job!! Still working there to this day. My sweet cousin be with God until we meet again! Love you always.

Kathy Heyer May 31 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, our most heartfelt condolences. Tom & Jody Cordell

Jody Cordell May 30 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janet Welch

Jody Cordell May 30 2018 12:00 AM

Janet, you're the most loving, the craziest tough go getter lady I've ever known. Our non-stop rummaging, to thrift shopping, and to our reality checks. To our arguments and fights, to the disagreements alike. The crying we did and the loud laughing. I secure those memories the good or the bad in heart. Your loving memory will stay with me forever. I love you big sister may you always be the brightest light I see at nught. Sleep well Janet I will see you again someday. Nes

Nes May 30 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Janet Welch

Nes May 30 2018 12:00 AM