Janice Ann Leuning of Mitchell SD entered her heavenly home on Sept 5, 2015 at the age of 76. She was born in Dell Rapids, SD on November 30, 1938 to Edwin and Ethel (Holmvik Jacobson) Leuning.
Jan received her elementary education in Juve Country School and graduated from Flandreau High School in 1957. She went to Nettleton College in Sioux Falls and IBM school in Omaha. Jan married Dean Bollinger in 1964. She worked in Sioux Falls at various jobs. Jan married Roger Olivier in Mitchell in 1990. She worked in construction as a carpenter, painter, wallpaper hanger and installed ceramic tile for 35 years, retiring at the age of 75. Her work can be seen in a 100 mile radius of Mitchell and also in Texas, Alabama and California.
Jan lived on farms near Dell Rapids and Flandreau, Madison WI, Omaha, NE, Sioux Falls, SD, Texas and Mitchell, SD. Jan has been a member of Logan Reformed Church, Dell Rapids, St. Joseph Cathedral, Sioux Falls, Nazarene Church, Mitchell and United Church of Christ – Congregational, Mitchell.
Jan is remembered by friends as a very giving person. She was always there with a helping hand to anyone who needed help.
Left to fondly remember Jan are her son, Scott (Candy) Bollinger, Frisco TX; grandchildren: John Miller, Bryant, Amanda, Hannah, Noah and Rebekah Bollinger; great-grandchildren: Kharter and Hazel Faith; stepsons: Greg (Carolyn) Olivier and Stewart (Julie) Olivier; step-grandchildren: Ben, Wendy, Clinton, Josh and Stacy Olivier, Steven (Margaret) and Brenden Elbaz and step-great-grandchild, Victoria. She is also survived by her sisters, Brenda May, Tucson, AZ and Jeanne (Stuart) Benson, Flandreau and numerous nieces and nephews and her first husband, Dean Bollinger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Roger Olivier, her brother, Ken Leuning and stepson and daughter-in-law, Randy and Sara Olivier.