Janice Betty Buehner was born June 15, 1932 at Scotland, SD to Walter and Louise (Huber) Knittel. She grew up near Menno, SD and attended school in Menno. On October 4, 1949 she married Dennis Buehner. They resided in Emery until moving to the family farm near Clayton in 1957. She was involved in farming, raising Black Angus cattle, chickens, ducks, geese and a large garden. After her children were raised she worked at M-Tron in Salem and Parkston until it closed, then she worked for Raven Industries in Parkston. In November 2006 they moved to Brandon. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where she was also involved in Sunday School. Janice was known for her big smile and hearty laugh. She loved animals, especially her dog, Hunter and her two cats, Shaddow and Milo. She loved cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Debra Buehner and special friend, Lloyd Petzoldt of Utica; her son, Brad Buehner of Garretson; six grandchildren: Tyler and Brendyn Buehner, Carie Sanow and special friend, Kevin Kopp and boys, Michelle and Derek Hunsley and family, Mike Petzoldt and family; two sisters: Alitha Pollman of Sioux Falls, Wilma Liebl of Menno; her in-laws, Lucille Franklin of Honolulu, Hawaii, Kenneth and wife, Lois Buehner of Tripp, Ronald and wife, Jean Buehner of Emery, Carol and husband, Stan Hieb of Tripp; a special friend Mauretta “Skip” Chepa of Fulda, MN and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Dennis in February 2007.