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September 29, 1947 – Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Service Information
The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South
Saturday, August 6, 2011
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South
Thursday, August 4th & Friday,
Beginning at 7:00 P.M.

Janice Faye Gill, “Wicanhpi WiyaKpa Win”-Bright Glistening Star Woman, age 63 of Sisseton, SD, journeyed to the spirit world on August 3, 2011.

Janice was born on September 29, 1947 to Emily R. (White) Gill and Donald Gill Sr. Janice was a life long resident of the Sisseton area and attended school in Sisseton then continued on to graduate from a Watertown Business School.

Janice enjoyed attending family gatherings, working on word search puzzles, watching movies, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Janice was currently employed at the Sisseton Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Realty Department for the past 19 years. Prior to joining the federal government, Janice was employed by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, Realty Department for 17 years. Janice was known by her family to be a workaholic, she gave 100% to her duties and responsibilities, and enjoyed her field of work very much.

Janice is survived by her seven children; Derek DeMarrias, Andrea Gill, Galen DeMarrias, Justin Gill, Jordan Gill, Dallas LaCroix. all of Sisseton, SD, Lyndsey (Arlen) Renville Jr. of Peever, SD, significant other Charles Greeley of Sisseton, SD; three sisters Amy Crawford and Delphine Wanna, both of Sisseton, SD, and Donna Sitake of Mesa, AZ; one brother Archie White of Keshena, WI; seventeen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Janice was preceded in death by Maternal Grandparents, Louisa (Lovejoy) & Robert White; Paternal Grandparents Jenny (Bear) & Matthew Gill; Mother Emily Gill and Father Donald Gill; brothers Francis Gill, Cyrus White, Frederick Gill, Gilbert Gill, Donald Gill Jr., and Gaylord Gill Sr.; sisters Marcella Gill and Barbara Mendoza; one grandchild and two great grandchildren.

Traditional wake services will be held on the evenings of Thursday, 08-04-2011

and Friday, 08-05-2011 at The Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota

, with LaVern Blackthunder, Robbie Gilll and Jonathan Gill,

officiating. Pall Bearers will be Tim White, Kenny Gill, Wakan Duta Hoksina Gill, Darrin

Gill, Alois Jeff Wanna Jr., and Bryan Akipa. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Brenda Jones,

Marsha Renville, Peggy King, Megan Keeble, Gordon Mussetter, Jon Donnell, Barbara

LaCroix, Brenda High Rock, DaVanna Blackthunder, Rose Max, Gerald Thompson Sr.,

Lois Owens, and Virginia Max. Music will be provided by the Cook Boys Drum Group.

Janice Faye Gill “Wicanhpi WiyaKpa Win” will be laid to rest on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the Sisseton Cemetery, Sisseton, South Dakota.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Winona Thompson & Family

    Our sincere condolences to the Family of Janice Gill, our thoughts and prayers are with you.



  3. Emily Dawn Gill

    I am so sorry to hear the passing of aunty Janice. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Aunty was a beautiful and strong woman I loved her with all my heart.

  4. Tamra Redday

    My thoughts and prayers are with Janice’s family. She was a very nice woman, always smiling and kind. May she R.I.P.


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