Donna Lorraine (Lays Hard) Janis was born January 11, 1962, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Leo Lays Hard and Caroline No Neck. Donna, 58, of Kyle, made her journey to the Spirit World on March 3, 2020, at the Kyle Health Center in Kyle.
Donna is survived by her spouse, Darrell Janis, Sr. of Eagle Butte, SD; children, Darrell Janis, Jr. of Rapid City, SD, Leon Janis and Leo Janis both of Kyle, SD, Carolyn Janis of Rapid City, SD, and Tex Janis of Kyle, SD; grandchildren, Harley Janis, Tre Janis, Bella Janis, Dre Janis, and Drake Janis all of Red Shirt Table, SD, Tiara Janis and Talonna Janis both of Kyle, SD, Latrell Tuttle, Teana Janis, Whitney Janis, William Hawk, and Sequoia Janis all of Rapid City, SD, Leo Janis, Jr. of Kyle, SD, and Talem White Dress of Pennsylvania; siblings, Judy Lays Hard of Rapid City, SD, Marilyn Lays Hard of Kyle, SD, Rolland Lays Hard of Sharps Corner, SD, Kathie St. John of Rapid City, SD, and Jeanette Lays Hard of Kyle, SD; and special aunt, Rena Short Horn of Kyle, SD.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Leo Lays Hard and Caroline No Neck; son, Adam Janis; brothers, Leo Lays Hard, Jr. and Thomas Lays Hard; and sister, Connie Cutschall.
Pallbearers will be Duane Blue Bird, Merle Gomez, Vincent Frasier, Kevin St. John, Adam Lays Hard, Riley Cross, Charles “Chuck” Hernandez, Brandon Mesteth, Kato White Lance, and Tyler Two Crow.
Honorary pallbearers will be all friends and relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Kyle Community Church in Kyle, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Kyle Community Church in Kyle, SD
Officiating: Father Ed Hunt and Lay Minister Mona Vocu
Burial Services: Janis Family Cemetery, Kyle, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD