Janice E. Loe Ericksen

July 13, 1940 - March 22, 2017


Visitation: Visitation, with family present will be Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.

Jan Ericksen crop

          Janice E. Ericksen, age 76, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Sioux Falls.  Memorial services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27 at Grand Valley Lutheran Church, Canton, SD.  Visitation, with family present, will be Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

          Jan was born on July 13, 1940 in Minor County, SD to Theodore and Josephine (Allegiar) Beyer.  She grew up near Howard, graduating from Howard High School in 1959.  She married Gary Loe on September 3, 1961 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ramona, SD.  Gary passed away from Leukemia on August 25, 1973.  She married Palmer Ericksen on September 8, 1987 in Sioux Falls, SD.  The couple made their home in Canton, SD.

          Jan worked for AAA Travel, Lutheran Manor, Sioux Valley Hospital, and retired from Hiawatha Heights Assisted Living in Canton.  She enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, flowers, camping, and traveling.  She loved spending time with family, especially attending her grandchildren’s activities.

          Grateful for sharing her life are her husband, Palmer; sons, Mark (Khristy) Loe, Mike Loe, and Rodney (Rhonda) Loe, all of Sioux Falls, SD; step-son, Palmer (Kristen) Ericksen, Jr., Sioux Falls, SD; step-daughter, Tina Ingebrigtson, Farmington, MN; sisters, Karen Hardick, Luverne, MN and Lynette (Lynn) Biel, Sun Valley, AZ; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; along with numerous extended family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gary Loe, and an infant sister.

          Memorials may be directed to the Grand Valley Lutheran Church Building Fund.

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  1. Our condolences for your loss of Janice! I haven’t seen her for many years but have fond memories of going to Ted and Josephine’s farm to play when the boys and her were there. Our prayers and sympathy to you all!

  2. We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Jan. You have our deepest sympathy, Palmer. Will be thinking of you & your family.

  3. Sympathy to all the family. Jan was a good friend for many, many years. I last visited with her in Rapid City a number of years ago. We went to our first high school reunion together and immensely enjoyed all the activities. I wish now we had kept closer contact. Time flies by so fast! May God Bless you all as you continue life without her. RIP my dear friend.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. I remember going out to Uncle Ted’s farm & playing in the evening out side & we little ones would catch frogs. My cousins, niece’s & nephew’s would have so much fun! And there was aways good food to eat. God Bless you all & may God keep you in his loving care. Remember that Janice is in God’s loving arms & at peace.

  5. Thank you for the wonderful memories. If it hadn’t been for you and Palmer we would have never seen the country like we did. We should have written a book about all of our adventures. Those memories will always be with us. Could not have found better travel companions. Thanks again

  6. Palmer and Family,
    As i sit here thinking of Jan wondering what God plans are for her, If i had to guess to make new choir robes, or planting beautiful flowers , or would she be a tour guide stopping in at all the crafts store. What ever he has plans for her i’m sure she will be smiling. She was the most amazing friend you could have, No matter what you ask her she always made it so easy for you. You will forever be in my heart Jan. I want to Thank you for being there for me and my Family, Palmer and you have the biggest Heart, and Thank you for opening your doors for so many family and friends. I’m glad we had so many years together. I’m going to miss you dearly, until we meet again.

  7. To Palmer and family, please accept my condolences on Jan’s passing. No words can make your loss any easier. Jan loved you Palmer and your family completely.. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. My heart goes out to Palmer and his family ♡♡ Jan was such a sweet lady. I will miss her. She was so nice to me growing up. Im glad our families were so close. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you Palmer. She will be remembered always.