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Janice Kathaleen (Sanger) Davies

July 24, 1947 ~ December 14, 2020 (age 73)


Shirley Jean (Stoner) Sanger, 98, of Redfield, SD, passed away Monday, December 13, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society in Miller, SD. 

Shirley's son, Randy Gene Sanger, 64, of San Marcos, TX and formerly of Redfield, passed away hours later on December 13 in San Marcos.    

Shirley’s daughter, Janice Kathaleen (Sanger) Davies, 73, of Redfield, SD passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen, SD.

There will be a joint Celebration of Life honoring Shirley and her two children on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Redfield United Methodist Church in Redfield.   Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  Their service will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Pastors Melissa Rowenhorst and Jim Hofman officiating. 

After the funeral service, military honors will take place outside the church in honor of Randy and his honorable career with the U.S. Navy.  There will also be a memorial service for Randy at a later date in Texas where he will be laid to rest.

Interment for Shirley will follow the military honors and a time for refreshments and fellowship at the church.  Burial will be at the Rockham Grace Cemetery in Rockham, SD at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Their Celebration of Life service will be live-streamed to the funeral home’s website, under their respective obituaries.  Streaming will begin at approximately 12:50 p.m.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home of Redfield.  (


Janice Kathaleen Sanger was born to Raymond and Shirley (Stoner) Sanger in Miller, SD on July 24, 1947.  She was the second of five children and grew up on a farm west of Rockham, SD.  Janice was active in the Rockham Methodist Church and 4-H in her youth.  She graduated from Redfield High School and continued her schooling at Northern State College and completed her Physics and Math degrees.

Janice worked in Minneapolis, MN, where she married Marion Davies.  She became stepmother to his two daughters.  They moved to Rockham, SD in 1976 and had four children together.  After their divorce, she went back to Northern to get a Master’s Degree in Counseling.  Janice worked as a counselor in Chadron, NE and Redfield, SD, where she continued to live.  She also worked at Leo's Restaurant for many years in Redfield and was a substitute teacher for the Redfield Public School.

In her spare time, Janice enjoyed spending time with friends and family, continued to play piano her whole life, was an avid reader and gardener, and enjoyed playing games.  She also enjoyed keeping up with politics and current events, was intrigued by science, and was a mainstay at weekly Whist and Bridge card games. She was proud of her work with the Women's Crisis Center in Redfield.          

At the time of her death, Janice was survived by her mother, Shirley Jean (Stone) Sanger of Miller; four children: Brian Davies of Fargo, ND, Cara (Mark Pullman) Davies of Watertown, SD, Kevin Davies of Redfield, SD and Alan (Samantha) Davies of Billings, MT; step-daughters, Jill of Valparaiso, IN and Tanya of Flagstaff, AZ;  five grandchildren:   Tristan, Joseph, Taryn, Elizabeth, and Jacob;  four siblings:  June (Ron) Ohm of Redfield, SD, Charles (Diane) Sanger of Mobridge, SD, Beverly (Travis) Letsche of St. Lawrence, SD and Randy (Zenaida) Sanger, of Corpus Christi, TX; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Janice was preceded in death by her father Raymond Sanger at the time of her death.


Thank you to the participants in the Sanger's service:

Clergy:  Pastor Melissa Rowenhorst and Pastor Jim Hofman

Organist:  Lynette Munce Flint

Soloist:  Larry Tebben

Pallbearers ~ Shirley's Grandchildren:  

Bob Ohm, Rich Ohm, Brenda Merkel, Mark Ohm, 

Brian Davies, Cara Davies, Kevin Davies, Alan Davies, 

Travis Sanger, Beverly Custodio, Jeanny Sanger, Jill McKewan, Tanya Davies

Military Honors for Randy:

Clay Kiser American Legion Post #92 - Redfield, SD

Paul A. Schleher VFW Post #2755 - Redfield, SD

U.S. Navy Honor Guard - Sioux Falls, SD



To send flowers to Janice's family, please visit our floral store.


December 18, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Redfield - Redfield United Methodist Church
1326 West 1st Street
Redfield, SD 57469

Celebration of Life
December 18, 2021

1:00 PM
Redfield - Redfield United Methodist Church
1326 West 1st Street
Redfield, SD 57469

Video is available for this event

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